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post #1 of 5 Old Aug 16th, 2007, 12:46 am Thread Starter
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Shift Linkage reassemb. - Did I do it right?

Man whatta bitch! I'm somewhat mechanically adept but I had a helluva time getting the shift linkage back together after replacing all balls/grease. Is there an easier way to do it as opposed to what I did? :

I left the shift lever attached to the footrest plate. After cleaning and lubing, I attached the top ball joint (far end of first linkage rod from gear shift lever - the ball that attaches to relay cam) last only because it was the only one I could reach. I was able to tweak the footrest plate out away from the frame just enough to pop on the rear ball and fish a micro needle nose in to reattach the wire clip. Doing this shit at midnight after 3 Yuenglings probably didn't help, however, without taking what seemed like the entire left side apart, what I did was the only feasible solution.

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post #2 of 5 Old Aug 16th, 2007, 1:11 am
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You did good, although you should feel free to increase the mount of Yuenglings as needed.

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Not necessarily easy with no beer. lol But Mike Sheldan (I think) showed me to pull the bell crank also. Makes a bit easier. Wasn't too bad an operation all in all. Just tedious the first time. Probably be easier next time.

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When I did mine I left the rod and ball assemblys all together and just retheaded it into the foot peg plate. It's a lil hard to get started but... once it starts it goes in fast.

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post #5 of 5 Old Aug 16th, 2007, 3:58 pm
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That is pretty much it. I find if I pull the lower fairing I can get to it easier. Still a pain but worth the effort to maintain the linkage.

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