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Chuckyk98
Junior Member

USA
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Posted - 08/30/2017 :  6:53:28 PM  Show Profile  Send Chuckyk98 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Please advise. This is my first Penton, 1974 125 Six Day with Sachs engine. Heard alot about missed shifts and now am finding its true. Can upshift and feel it do everything but engage. I upshift 2 or 3 times and miss all gears. When I down shift it appears to be in 4th ot higher gear. Can someone shed some light on a fix?

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Larry Perkins
Advanced Member

USA
2078 Posts

Posted - 08/30/2017 :  11:31:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Needs to be adjusted at the least but if it is worn the shift key may need replaced. I think you can search here on shift adjustment. Selector key replacement is a bit trickier not that adjustment is simple by any means.

Larry P
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Dale Fisher
Advanced Member

USA
1492 Posts

Posted - 08/31/2017 :  05:48:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's a brief introduction to adjustment and shift issue articles that are available.

http://www.pentonusa.org/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=12000&SearchTerms=shift,101


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Chuckyk98
Junior Member

USA
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Posted - 08/31/2017 :  4:18:49 PM  Show Profile  Send Chuckyk98 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Thank you both.

Raymond Woodard
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Steve Minor
Advanced Member

USA
1199 Posts

Posted - 08/31/2017 :  6:38:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What??? You mean they can be adjusted? I thought all Sach gearboxes were 12 speeds......6 forward gears and 6 neutrals. Just kidding. I'm sure you'll get it dialed in.


Edited by - Steve Minor on 08/31/2017 7:26:52 PM
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jeff greenberg
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USA
275 Posts

Posted - 09/01/2017 :  12:09:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just stay in 1st gear. It's less painful when you fall.
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johnborn
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USA
151 Posts

Posted - 09/01/2017 :  09:04:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Neutral was always my safest gear.
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