JustWings - GL1800 Specialty Service Center
Service - Repair - Transmission       813-416-8600
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Ghost Shifting Correction

                   All Stated Pricing Is Based On An Undressed, Non-Customized GL1800.
                             For customized pricing, see interference changes below.


Transmission repair is offered in 4 ways. You can bring your Wing in for repair, ship your motor (short or long block) for repair, or get your gears removed and ship the transmission and components only for inspection and repair. To remove the motor, special tools are required and available under the "SHOP NOW" tab. Additional tooling is required to open up the motor further, and those tools are available from Honda.  Opening up the motor iw required to remove the transmission gears.

Actual repair costs vary depending on mileage, age, and other stress factors. The pricing below are examples of common "or known" costs associated with Ghost Shifting repair. They may or may not represent your repair and only represent up front known costs. For example, the labor cost to remove, inspect, and reinstall your engine is already known. The cost to machine your gears to stop ghost shifting is already known. The cost to reseal your engine with new gaskets, o-rings, and seals so that it does not leak oil or coolant after it is assembled and installed is already known. And it is already known that new oil and an oil filter is needed to start your engine after it is repaired. What is not known is the damage that ghost shifting caused and the cost associated to repair to your particular engine and transmission. An actual estimate can only be given after a full inspection has been completed.

CORRECTED GEAR SET – this repair is for the do-it-yourselfer, or for one who is having another shop remove their engine, and corrected gears are installed to correct a ghost shifting issue.  A corrected gear set includes gears, shafts, forks, shift drum, bearings, internal linkage, and all gear bearings, clips and washers (a complete transmission and all of its related parts). 

All gears have been magna fluxed and free of damage, the shafts inspected for trueness, and all other parts carefully inspected and verified in perfect reusable condition.  Any gears that are not usauable have been replaced, others are repaired, and all gears 2-5 have undercut dogs undercut on their drive-side to eliminate ghost shifting.

common complaint:  it pops out of gear, or it will not stay in gear, and/or it may make transmission related noise while
                                       running.

core charge:  needed is a complete set of reusable, remachinable gears.  Once your old gears are received, they are magna
                          fluxed, and inspected for reuse.   Additional costs  occur when the old gears, forks, shafts, bearings, shift-drum,
                          and shift linkage are not  reusable, and those cost will be added to your final total.  Damages to a ghost shifting
                          gear set can commonly be $300-500.
 
warranty:  90 days once the gear set is received by the customer

deposit required to commence work:  none, payment must be completed before the new gears are shipped

approximate inspection time:  2 weeks after old gears are received

TOTAL COSTS:  $1,350 plus core damage plus shipping and handling


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BASIC REPAIR – for a young engine where rings, bearings, and all other wearing 
engine parts are reused. The engine is removed, the case halves separated, and the gears are pulled out.  An "off-the shelf," corrrected gear set is installed. Reassembly includes new gaskets, o-rings, seals, lock-nuts, oil and oil filter.

complaint: "it occasionally pops out of gear"

qualifications: the engine's age is less than 3 years old, and has less than 30,000
                          miles of wear.  The transmission and engine are NOT making noise
                          and compression and oil pressure tests are acceptable.

core charge: needed back is a complete set of reusable, machinable gears. After
                       the old gears are removed, they are magna fluxed and inspected for
                       reuse. Additional costs occur when the old gears, forks, shafts, 
                       bearings, shift-drum, and shift linkage are not reusable.  As an example,
                       a common core charge is often between $300-$500.    
               
warranty: 90 days / unlimited miles

deposit required to commence work: $2,000
approximate repair time: 
August to December - 4 to 6 weeks
January to July - 6 to 8 weeks
 
REMOVAL OF ENGINE, DISSASSEMBLY, INSPECTION, REASSEMBLY, AND REINSTALLING $2,100.00
REMACHINED GEAR SET TO CORRECT GHOST SHIFTING $1,350.00
PARTS NEEDED FOR TRANSMISSION REASSEMBLY $154.10
GASKETS, O-RINGS, SEALS, LOCK-NUTS, OIL AND OIL FILTER $737.60
TOTAL (not including core damage) $4341.70
UPGRADES
ANTIFREEZE $40.00
SPARK PLUGS $18.00
AIR FILTER $26.15
VALVE ADJUSTMENT (non-abs) plus $5 for each shim swap $200.00
VALVE ADJUSTMENT (with abs) plus $5 for each shim swap $260.00

MIDDLEAGE REPAIR – this repair includes new piston rings, a complete engine reseal, the cam shafts and crank and rod bearings are inspected for wear and longevity.  The transmission gears are removed and replaced with an "off-the-shelf," corrected gear set.  Once the engine is removed, the engine is completely disassembled, the case halves and rear case are professionally cleaned (hot tanked), the cylinder walls are measured for wear, honed, and fitted for new rings. This repair includes new gaskets, o-rings, seals, lock-nuts, piston rings, oil and oil filter.

common complaint: "it occasionally pops out of gear"

qualifications: engine older then 3 years and more the 30,000 miles of wear.  The
                          transmission and engine and NOT making noise and compression 
                          and oil pressure tests are acceptable.

core charge: needed back is a complete set of reusable, machinable gears.  After
                       the old gears are removed, they are magna fluxed and inspected for
                       reuse.  Additional costs occur when the old gears, forks, shafts,  
                       bearings, shift-drum, and shift linkage are not reusable.   

warranty: 90 days / unlimited miles

deposit required to commence work: $2,000

approximate repair time: 
August to December - 4 to 6 weeks
January to July - 6 to 8 weeks
Parts & Labor
REMOVAL OF ENGINE FOR DISSASSEMBLY. INSPECTION OF ROD AND MAIN BEARINGS FOR WEAR. INCLUDES REASSEMBLY, AND REINSTATION OF ENGINE. $2,500.00
REMACHINED GEAR SET TO CORRECT GHOST SHIFTING $1,350.00
REPLACE RINGS, HOT TANK MOTOR AND HONE CYCLINER WALLS FOR NEW RINGS $618.77
PARTS NEEDED FOR TRANSMISSION REASSEMBLY $154.10
COMPLETE RESEAL WITH NEW GASKETS, O-RINGS, SEALS, LOCK-NUTS, OIL AND OIL FILTER
$737.60
TOTAL (not including core damage) $5,360.47

UPGRADES
 
ANTIFREEZE $40.00
SPARK PLUGS $18.00
AIR FILTER $26.15
VALVE ADJUSTMENT (non-abs) plus $5 for each valve shim swap $200.00
ALTERNATOR DRIVE GEAR, AND WASHERS (2001-05)
$455.77

MOST COMMON INTERFERENCE CHARGES - interference charges may or may not apply.  
HIGHWAY PEGS (0.3 Hrs = 18 Mins) $30.00
RING-OF-FIRE (0.4 Hrs = 24 Mins) $40.00
BACK REST (0.2 Hrs = 12 Mins) $20.00
CUSTOM SEAT (0.2 Hrs = 12 Mins) $20.00
AIR WINGS (0.3 Hrs = 18 Mins) $30.00
HEAL-TOE SHIFTER (0.3 Hrs = 18 Mins) $30.00
BELLY PAN (0.7 Hrs = 42 Mins) $70.00
CHROME TIMING COVER (0.3 Hrs = 18 Mins) $30.00
CHROME VALVE COVERS (0.7 Hrs = 42 Mins) $70.00
FOG LAMPS (0.2 Hrs = 12 Mins) $20.00
RIDE-OFF CENTER STAND (1.0 Hrs = 60 Mins) $100.00
TRIKE KITS (5.0 Hrs) $500.00
FLOOR BOARDS (3.0 Hrs) $300.00