Baker ratchet pawl problems

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by 91scott, May 4, 2015.

  1. 91scott

    91scott Member

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    Hello all,

    The spring on the shifter pawl broke on my 1992 Softail Heritage Classic, I replaced it with a Baker ratchet pawl anit-overshift J&P part number 602-534 and I’m having nothing but troublers. When I put the forks in the tranny and set the selector drum to 3rd gear and install it in the tranny the main shaft spins freely, when I shift it to any other gears it locks up. I have tried adjusting the offset on the pawl to make it shift better but to no avail, I think it’s the Baker pawl, any help would be nice, Thanks for your time
     
  2. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    You may want to check your forks. Maybe 1 or 2 are reversed? I usually set the tranny to neutral first, then place the drum to neutral and install. I will then shift through the gears for proper shifting, it may shift hard due to being dry. Once that is done place in 3rd. and make your adjustment.
    tourbox