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Old 12-08-2005, 09:07 PM
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Default Shifter stripped

Looking at buying a 93 KDx 250. I think the shift shaft is stripped where the shift lever hooks up. How do you replace this shaft?
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Old 12-08-2005, 09:50 PM
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Looking at buying a 93 KDx 250. I think the shift shaft is stripped where the shift lever hooks up. How do you replace this shaft?

It's really easy to fix. All you have to do is take the right side cover off and remove the clutch basket and pull out the shaft and replace it. parts shouldn't cost you more than $75 with a gasket. You will probably need an air impact driver to remove the clutch or a properly placed penny!
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Old 12-09-2005, 07:41 AM
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Re: Shifter stripped

Dan,
Go to an online parts site with a fiche service for ordering parts and see how the shaft is installed. I believe you can pull that shaft without splitting the cases, I may be mistaken though. Look to check this out. When you have the work process down order the part or find one in a salvage yard/site.

I hope someone with some Kaw/KX experience picks up on the thread.

Good luck and please keep us posted.

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Old 12-09-2005, 08:39 AM
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It's really easy to fix. All you have to do is take the right side cover off and remove the clutch basket and pull out the shaft and replace it. parts shouldn't cost you more than $75 with a gasket. You will probably need an air impact driver to remove the clutch or a properly placed penny!
Ditto Mr. Crogg.

danpeltz,Be glad you are looking at this on a KDX. Because just like Crogg said you just remove the right side engine cover,clutch assembly and slide the shaft out. On the Honda XRs you have to tear the topend apart and split the cases just to get that shaft out.

Also it might not be the shaft. Alot of times the shifter will go before the shaft(thankfully). My XRs shifter started slipping alot..I tried the hacksaw trick and got by a few more rides and then that was it..I ordered a new MSR shifter lever and it cured the problem. The splines on the old shifter were worn completely out..but the splines on the shaft were fine.

Good Luck and if you need more help,Let us know!
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Old 12-09-2005, 12:40 PM
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If I could give you some advice...

Fix this RIGHT the first time (the way Croog described).

I had this problem on my 88 KX125 back in the day. I bet I spent 2 years trying to bandaid this problem a thousand different ways. Never worked...the shifter would always fall off at the most inopportune times. I also went thru about 3 new shifters (at 30 bucks each). Best move I ever made was having the dealer replace the shaft. Too bad it took so long for me to do so.
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Old 12-09-2005, 01:14 PM
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It's really easy to fix. All you have to do is take the right side cover off and remove the clutch basket and pull out the shaft and replace it. parts shouldn't cost you more than $75 with a gasket. You will probably need an air impact driver to remove the clutch or a properly placed penny!
Yep!

I am impressed you know about the penny trick.
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Old 12-09-2005, 04:07 PM
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Re: Shifter stripped

Dan,
Glad to see the info you needed was here. I merged the other thread from the 2-strole into this. I'll move everything and leave a redirect tomorrow. Good job ATM

Bill
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