owners manual for the motor trike harley mechanical reverse 2009

OWNERS MANUAL FOR THE
MOTOR TRIKE HARLEY MECHANICAL REVERSE
2009 UP SIX SPEED FLH
LAST UPDATED: JANUARY 2012
(NOTE: THIS DOCUMENT MUST BE GIVEN TO THE END USE CUSTOMER UPON
INSTALLATION)
Warranty:
Your mechanical reverse comes with a one year unlimited mile parts only warranty.
Please register your mechanical reverse gear to activate your warranty. This must
be done within a month of receiving your reverse gear.
To register your reverse, visit the following website and fill in the appropriate
information: http://www.motortrike.com/mt3accwarranty.aspx. If you have any trouble
completing your registration, contact Motor Trike customer service at 1-800-90-TRIKE.
About your Mechanical Reverse Gear:
Thank you for purchasing the Motor Trike mechanical reverse gear for your Harley
Davidson motorcycle, trike, or sidecar. Please familiarize yourself with this manual.
Doing so will ensure years of trouble free performance from your reverse gear.
The mechanical reverse gear is intended exclusively for low speed use. Do not exceed
walking speed and keep both hands on the handlebars.
When used with a trike or sidecar, place both feet on the floor boards before and while
you are moving.
When used with a two wheeled motorcycle, keep both feet on the ground and go only as
fast as you can walk the bike backwards.
This mechanical reverse gear comes equipped with an electronic kill switch to protect the
motorcycle from damage. If the reverse and the transmission are simultaneously engaged
in gear at the same time, the ignition kill switch will stall the engine.
If this happens, simply place the reverse gear and the transmission in neutral and restart
the motorcycle.
Please use Figure 1 below to identify the reverse neutral or reverse engaged positions.
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REVERSE NEUTRAL
(REAR DETENT). BIKE
CAN BE DRIVEN
FORWARD AS USUAL.
REVERSE ENGAGED
(FORWARD DETENT).
BIKE CAN BE
BACKED UP.
TRANSMISSION
MUST BE IN
NEUTRAL
Figure 1: Use image to identify reverse neutral and reverse engaged.
Maintenance:
Your mechanical reverse gear requires no special maintenance. Follow your motorcycle
manufacturers recommended oil change intervals.
Operating Instructions:
1. With the engine running, come to a complete stop in first gear. Keep the clutch
lever squeezed to the grip until you are ready to back up.
2. Shift the transmission into neutral and make sure the green light on the instrument
cluster is illuminated. Note: It is important to leave the transmission in first
gear until just before you are ready to backup. If you have been in neutral
for more than a few seconds, it is good practice to shift the motorcycle into
first gear and then back to neutral before engaging the reverse. This ensures
that the main shaft and counter shaft have completely stopped spinning.
3. While holding the clutch to the grip, reach down with your right hand and engage
the reverse gear. See Figure 2 below.
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STEP 1:
PRESS THE HANDLE
DOWN TO RELEASE THE
SHIFTER MECHANISM
STEP 2:
ROTATE THE HANDLE
TOWARD THE FRONT OF
THE BIKE TO ENGAGE
THE REVERSE GEAR
Figure 2: Instructions for engaging the reverse gear.
4. Apply a little throttle and slowly feather the clutch out to inch backwards. Two
wheeled motorcycle operators should use caution (go very slow) and walk the
bike backwards with their feet on the ground. Trike and side car operators should
keep their feet planted on the floor boards.
5. Do not coast backwards with the clutch engaged. Squeeze the clutch lever to the
grip anytime you are coasting backwards. Apply your front or rear brake to come
to a stop.
6. Shift the reverse gear back into the neutral positions. Make sure the spring loaded
handle has the detent firmly in the neutral position. See Figure 1. You can now
drive your motorcycle forward as usual.
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