Honda HR214 Transmission Problem

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Old 03-10-13, 09:46 AM
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Honda HR214 Transmission Problem

Hey All,

I could use some help with a problem on my well-loved HR214. I got it a little over a year ago for a song, and it had a myriad of little problems that I've since squared away on it. It's doing pretty well overall at this point except for one annoying issue.

It won't hold in HI gear. Basically it's like it's missing a detent position or something.

When I got it it was stuck in high gear (but working there) due to a seized cable and missing spring at the shift lever. I replaced the cable and spring and made sure everything was moving properly. It started great and ran in low gear great, but on shifting to high gear it popped right back into low. If it held the shifter in place on high it worked fine, but would not hold. For the last while I've just had a bungee cord hold the shifter in place on high, and could probably leave it that way, but I would rather fix the issue alltogether. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 03-10-13, 11:46 AM
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Try tightening the nut at the pivot point of the shifter.
 
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Old 03-10-13, 12:24 PM
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nut is totally tightened. I readjusted the cable (a little too much free play) and no change. Really frustrated. Is the lever usually just held in place by friction, or does it detent in place?
 
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Old 03-10-13, 05:31 PM
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I'm not looking at one at the moment and can't recall from memory for sure, but I thought this had detents and there was a spring between the lever and the nut that puts pressure against the lever. I don't remember if it is a spring washer or a regular coil type spring.
 
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Old 03-10-13, 06:35 PM
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Thanks Cheese,

Yeah I looked up a parts diagram on it, and it appears that there is an 11mm wave washer against the shift lever that I can't see on mine, or if it is there it's shot, so I'm trying to track one down. Hopefully that will help it along.
 
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