So, I was out at Silver Lake State Park Sand Dunes enjoying a nice brisk morning. I was climbing all of the hills (sometimes having to down shift on the fly). I stopped my trike on a flat area and put it into neutral. I then put the bike into first gear and the bike wouldn't move. It revved up and the wheels sometimes wanted to move partly, but it wouldn't move.
I had to put the trike into neutral and push it out.
Now here is the dilemma:
Bike will shift into neutral and first, but when i try to shift into the other gears, the pedal will go down but the shift indicator does not spin indicating a shift.
I took the panel off to look and the clutch and gears and one of the bolts unloosened itself and is now bent. See pics...
So I fixed the bolt in the pressure plate, and reassembled appropriately, but now the bike will not shift into gear and engage. I am able to put the trike into first gear, but when I throttle up it will not moved (like the clutch isn't engaging. Any ideas why this?)
I tried to the clutch adjustment. I screwed it all the way counter clockwise then loosened it a 1/4 turn. The shifter pedal was almost to stiff to shift into gear at this adjustment, but I was still able to get into first by pressing down extremely hard. When in first it wouldn't move. I tried to loosened the screw clockwise at more intervals and it still wouldn't engage the clutch.
I think the pressure plate bolt bent when it hit the centrifugal clutch (see pic). Both clutches spin by hand, if that makes a difference. I didn't find much at the bottoms of the case except two or three small metal shavings.
My question is would this cause the bike not to shift or engage when I give it throttle?