Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Edgewood, KY, USA
Re: Check your shift linkage!
Recently my shifting started to get rough and the lever made rub marks on the lower fairing. I took the linkage out, the balls were all bone dry and the bolt holding the shift lever to the foot peg plate was loose. Two foam seals were missing and the other two were split. So I lubed it up and reassembled without the foam seals temporarily with the intent of ordering some. I know I have to take the linkage out again to replace the O2 sensor anyway. Maybe I'll just make some seals out of rubber hose instead. Thanks for that tip.
2003 BMW K1200LT (my favorite 2 wheeled land yacht)
2008 Yamaha FJR1300 (recent addition)
1982 Yamaha Vision (long gone)