Randomly pops into gear

Discussion in 'Other Harley Davidson Models' started by Ralph's Panhead, May 3, 2017.

  1. Ralph's Panhead

    Ralph's Panhead New Member

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    I have a 56 Panhead with a mousetrap. I can put it into neutral, kick it over, let it run, give it a little gas and it will sometimes pop into gear, jump forward, and stall out. I will check after it stalls and it is still in neutral. The mousetrap and clutch still need some fine tuning adjustment wise. My question is, has anyone else heard of anything like this happening? and does anyone know if I need to do more than the clutch and mousetrap adjustments to solve this? I am hoping it is just a shifter adjustment.
     
  2. flusher

    flusher Active Member

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  3. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Experienced Member

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    The last time I touched a Pan Head trans., Pan Heads were still modern motorcycles. I think the top has to come off the trans. to make an adj. to the shift forks.
     
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  4. joel

    joel Senior Member

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    Maybe a weak detent spring or the groove for the ball is worn
     
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