Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Downey, CA, USA
If you're talking about a used transmission out of the bike there isn't much you can check without opening it up. Look for signs of abuse, leaks, or obvious damage. Whether or not it wiil function properly will take a road test after install. You can try spinning the shaft by hand to see if it's locked up or has shifting issues but I wouldn't count on that as a dependable test. Why was it removed from the bike, do you feel the seller is being up front with you about it's history?
If it's the engine and tranny there is a little more to look at. I usually try to run a used engine before buying or installing it but with all electronics involved in an LT that would take a little effort to set up.
Last edited by mjordans2000; Oct 23rd, 2006 at 12:12 pm.