Ok gentlemen, let me start with, Forgive me my absence; been so dayum busy the last few months it's not even funny, but all is well (as promised
But I have returned, and while I hate to jump back into the forum with a problem: I have a problem.
My 03 ACE Deluxe was shifting poorly, and now seems to not be shifting much at all.
I changed the oil about 3 weeks ago to start the season, took her out, and all was well.
Rode the next day and I had some trouble downshifting, I hit a hard bottom with shifter but the gear didnt drop. I found if I coasted for a bit, and pulled the shifter up it would then downshift as normal.
Next few rides I had the same problem, and it a couple times I had to pull over and rock forward to get the gears to cooperate (a problem I've had the whole time I've had Grace but not often, always going into first from neutral at a standstill)
That problem seemed to work itself out after 3 or 4 short rides, but then last night, about 11pm, on my way home from teaching a class and not but a 1/2 mile from the house, I could not get her to shift above 2nd no matter what I did, and this is the first time I've ever had trouble UP shifting.
Now My first thought was slack in the clutch cable, but it feels right at the lever, and I can cycle through 1 N 2 fine, so I fear I'm in deeper trouble.
Lend me your thoughts and expertise brothers, it's 78* already this morning and I had to take the truck to work.