trike wont move forward... help!!

Discussion in 'Trikes' started by ladytriker, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. ladytriker

    ladytriker New Member

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    I have an 06 Harley Ultra Classic trike with the DFT conversion kit. I was out riding last night and was at a stoplight put it in gear and it would not go. It starts, goes into gear and drives in reverse but wont go forward. The belt does move. Any ideas?
     
  2. TripleJ

    TripleJ Senior Member

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    First, welcome to the forum! I am not familiar with the Trikes or the Transmissions used in them but I am sure someone with the knowledge will come along. Another member that goes by trike lady (sounds familiar?? :)) has been building trikes for some time. Maybe she will stumble across this thread and give some input.

    I looked at the DFT Trike website and it states that the stock drive system is used with your system. Are you using the stock drive system with an added Reverse Gear System like this one - Reverse Gear for Harley's - or are you using a different transmission with a reverse altogether?

    Also, have you tried moving the Trike in all the forward gears and what, if any, noises did it make when this happened and is there any unusual noises when you put it in gear now?
     
  3. TripleJ

    TripleJ Senior Member

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    STEVE07, would it still move in reverse if the rear spool is broken? I was thinking internal trans problem but maybe I misunderstood the OP.
     
  4. TripleJ

    TripleJ Senior Member

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    Re-read the OP and STEVE07 you are correct sir. Belt moves in forward gear = busted differential :wall Still seems odd that it would move in reverse but like I said, I have no experience with the Trikes but like to learn more about them. Gives me something else to read about :D
     
  5. trike lady

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    The reverse gear shift unit could be damaged.
    Was there any strange sound when the trike was put in gear at the light?
    How many miles on the trike?
    If the trike is put in neutral and rolled, does it roll easily?
    Is the reverse unit manual or electric?
     
  6. ladytriker

    ladytriker New Member

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    Ok, its on a lift, you cannot spin the wheels freely in neutral. When its in 1st gear there are shavings falling on the floor. Bolts look like maybe they snapped off in rear end. Was told we need probably need a new rear end.

    There was no strange noise before it happened.
    It has about 20K miles and a manual reverse.
    It does not roll in neutral now. Like its locked up. :(
     
  7. wilks3

    wilks3 Junior Member

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    Bummer....................
     
  8. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    There's a pretty good assembly manual on the DFT website. If the sprocket bolts are sheared, it doesn't look all that difficult to replace them. At worst, you may have to replace the differential spool (step 9 -13).
    http://www.dfttrikes.com/pix/DFT_HD_install_instructions.pdf
     
  9. zoood

    zoood Junior Member Product Contributor

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    How about an update?
     
  10. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    I think that was a "drive-by". :bigsmiley4: Probably never hear from the op again. I was interested in knowing the actual problem and fix. :(