Honda z50 stuck in gear

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  1. andrewdell19

    andrewdell19 Active Member

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    So I bought a Honda z50 1978 for cheaper than a normal visit to the grocery store because the fenders were mangled and it was stuck in gear. I was able to push start it and get it running again when I got it home and then was able to get it into neutral and out of 3rd gear. Well now it is stuck again in gear and push starting it no longer gets it so that I can get it out of gear basically because I think it is now stuck in first gear and the rear tire is very hard to spin.

    I tried to adjust the clutch nut but that didn't seem to do the trick. I imagine I will have to pull the clutch cover off and take a look. But my question is what should I be looking for and inspecting?
     
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  3. hrc200x

    hrc200x Active Member

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    Does it go into neutral/able to roll it if you hold the shifter down? A backing out shift star screw/bolt can make one difficult to move between gears, very easy fix if not much damage has been done
     
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    That's where I'd start...and most likely where the problem is. While you're at it, primary driven gear removed, pull the shifter shaft assembly, to check for a bent shaft.

    If you don't find anything wrong, time for new shift forks & pins. FWIW, my bet is on hrc200x's suggestion.
     
  5. cjpayne

    cjpayne Well-Known Member

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    My guess would be a loose shift star and/or the shift shaft lever to the clutch is bent/warped.
    Is the gear shift lever bent to where it's hitting the flywheel cover?
     
  6. andrewdell19

    andrewdell19 Active Member

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    No it does not hit the flywheel cover when shifting...

    Yes i can hold down the shift lever and it will roll.
     
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    You've now verified that it is stuck in gear, not between gears. Only one more clean & easy test that can be performed, remove the flywheel cover, pull the black plastic plug that covers the shift drum fixing bolt, then, using an m10 socket, try shifting gears. I can all but guarantee that the trans will shift. Next stop...pulling the clutch cover, checking the shift star retaining screw...
     

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