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    How do you get home if the actuator quits on an SS

    Riding this weekend. 50 miles from camp and I thought what if the actuator quit. Can you pull the tunnel and manually place it in gear to get home?

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    Can you pull start an SS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dans2017ssse View Post
    Riding this weekend. 50 miles from camp and I thought what if the actuator quit. Can you pull the tunnel and manually place it in gear to get home?
    Yes you can.

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    Hey Dan!

    Yes you can. you can manually engage and dis-engage it but its a pain. On the driverside you can pull away the panel next to your "knee" to get access to the side of the transmission. On the driverside there is a small allen key inside of the actuator that allows you to manually push it in or out. Many times when SS models have an issue and freeze, that thing is moved a millimeter one way or the other and the internal sensor wigs out and you get left "stranded".

    There needs to be a better way to get around that because there are times when you have an issues and it is stuck in gear. Even with turning it off and on or resetting the computer wont allow you to get it into neutral. Knowing about that little key way is your best bet. Its saved my ass before when we were doing R&D on the SS shift actuator kit.
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    Thanks. I remember that now when your tech told me to reset it when I was having all my problems with the IR conversion. Do you remember what size the allen head is? I'll throw one in the car so I at least have one to try it. Hopefully I'll never need one. The factory must have adjusted mine properly cause it works great so far with 2800 miles. Who's building the new Yamaha gears for 2019?
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    Nice to see you two getting along lol.
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    ill have to check. I have one in my glove box, along with a torx head and flat head.

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    Anyone upgrade their actuator?
    2017 SS SE Red Black

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    Yes, I had TW rebuild mine when I went with their HD clutch set-up. I don't know what all was done to it to make it handle the double clutch springs. The electric motor now has cooling fins all the way around the housing and it's larger. I can see they were also inside the actuator and then sealed it. If I'm not mistaken, I think the upgrade is around 500 bucks, but if that's what's needed to hold the HP, it is what it is I guess. A huge money pit that you have no chance to ever break even with, don't ya just love it ! PS, it did not require the numerical value to be adjusted by Yamaha to work, I think that has to do with shift timing.
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    When the actuator fails does the car stall as soon as you put it in gear?? Mine started fine and put it in gear and stalled . Now wont go into neutral. When i do try starting it the car creeps forward. If it start the car and press the gas pedal at the same time it will start and run but just in 1st gear


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