Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Easton, PA, USA
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.
Can someone vaildate?