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Boy, when it rains it pours. My reverse is not working. I changed the fluid a couple of days ago and had not ridden the bike till this morning. Reverse worked just fine prior to the fluid change.

Any thoughts? Sounds like it might be something simple...I hope. Was working good.


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Ncbosshoss said:
Boy, when it rains it pours. My reverse is not working. I changed the fluid a couple of days ago and had not ridden the bike till this morning. Reverse worked just fine prior to the fluid change.

Any thoughts? Sounds like it might be something simple...I hope. Was working good.


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I read where one guy had the same problem and it was the hose on the pick up after he changed the fluid. If you look at the other site I think you might find it some place.

Good Luck

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Thanks, Adrian. I replaced the screen/filter inside the tranny this time as my old one was pressed in a spot or two. The new one looked different from the old one in that it had a cover around the screen. Is this OK for my 2000 tranny or is it meant for the newer ones? Is this where the pick-up tube is? 1st and OD work fine.

Neil reminded me to check the fluid level and it is good. Also, on the external filter, if you're sitting on the bike, the flow is from the left to the right...right?

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I know for sure your transmission is a little different then mine. Is this an original 2000 trans or has it ever been serviced by NESCO (upgraded parts)?

Here are a couple things I learned from Jim when I had my reverse issue. Give these a try first:

Pull the fuse to your fuel pump (so you can hear better), turn ignition on and engage the reverse button. Listen very close and see if you can hear the solonoid pull in (click). If you DO NOT hear the "click" check to see if you have power there. If you do have power then on to the next step. If you do hear the solonoid click then the next step would be to check the reverse piston (pull trans pan to access). If you have the "old style" piston it maybe bad seal ... easy fix. Jim told me the older seals would often go bad mostly due to their shape. If the piston and seal are good shape and functioning then my guess is band is either broke or glazed to the point it will not grab. If that is the case the trans will need to be pulled and sent off.
 

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Thanks, Vman.

It is the original as far as I know. I am in the process of tracking this thing down and your info is most helpful. I am making sure I have power to the solenoid now and then on to step 2. I'm thinking this is the culprit as it worked like a champ prior to the fluid change. I bet I pulled somthing loose or so I hope! Thanks.


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It appears that I've found the problem with my reverse. When I changed the fluid a few days ago I also replaced the filter in the tranny. It was different than the one I had. The new filter has a shield around the screen. Apparantly , this will not work on my tranny because it got in the way of the reverse mechanism. As soon as I dropped the pan, I could see where it had completely mashed a section of filter.

I will call Levi on Monday and see what gives. When I ordered the filter I wasn't asked what year so I assumed it would be the same. With this new filter, the shield aound the screen hangs below the opening just enough that when you bolt up the cover, it pushes the filter up too far and in the way. I cut the cover off the filter to see if that was in fact the problem and it was. Reverse seems Ok now but I did not have time to really make sure. It appeared normal just backing up a bit in the garage. We'll see tomorrow.


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Sure is nice when you find those "gremlins" isn't it! Nice detective work. :capwin:
 

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That is excellent Chris! Glad you found the problem and it's just a little inconvenient and not a mojor expense for you!
 

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Yeah. I learned something from this. I did not know that the factory uses a longer filter inside the transmissions now. The newer filters are longer and will not work on a older tranny. I do not know what year they switched over. The old style used a hose to attach to the pick up tube and I'm told the new style has a nipple already attached to the pick up tube. I got the filter from a dealer and they did not know it wouldn't work either.

Some of you who are tranny savvy would have probably noticed it was in the way of the reverse but I didn't catch it.

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When I got my Boss from Houston he had a 502 and my 350 to choose from. Mine was made 12/99 so look at your made date and see if that was the one I started to buy. It was just intimidating to me so I went with the 350.

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