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2016 taotao 125 shift shaft broken

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Old 11-14-2016, 06:42 PM
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Default 2016 taotao 125 shift shaft broken

Hey guys have a 16 taotao with forward/ reverse and the long shift handle that shifts it. I have had 2 broken shift shafts now wondering if anybody else is having the same issues with them breaking off just inside the case? If so has anyone come up with a fix for the issue? It's a poor design if you have ever had the motor apart to see how it's put together all that holds the shaft Is a oil seal on the left side of the motor then they have a 2 foot shift handle hanging off the shaft.
 
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Old 12-14-2017, 10:51 AM
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I have the same problem with my ATA 125D. The shifter shaft broke off about an inch inside the case. Did you ever find a solution? I can't even find the parts listed on TaoTao's parts website. Any help would be appricated!
 
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Old 12-15-2017, 03:12 AM
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These engines were designed for foot change, that is why they usually are shove forward for reverse and pull backwards to go forwards, counter intuitive to say the least. Putting a two foot lever on the shaft is the cheapest way to give hand change, rather than the more complex (and expensive) linkage that most pre-war motorcycles used.
 
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Old 01-20-2019, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Pizzala511 View Post
Hey guys have a 16 taotao with forward/ reverse and the long shift handle that shifts it. I have had 2 broken shift shafts now wondering if anybody else is having the same issues with them breaking off just inside the case? If so has anyone come up with a fix for the issue? It's a poor design if you have ever had the motor apart to see how it's put together all that holds the shaft Is a oil seal on the left side of the motor then they have a 2 foot shift handle hanging off the shaft.
did you have to split the case to replace the shift shaft? I'm in the same boat, I bought a 125 for my son and after 2 days the shift shaft broke off just inside the seal. I found the part for $20, hoping it's an easy fix..... any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 01-21-2019, 10:00 AM
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If it was my machine i would make a sleeve that sits higher up the shift lever to keep people from pushing it to far and of to the sides. This is the force that is breaking the shaft..
 

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