Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Barrington, NH, USA
Re: Step by Step for cleaning Shift Linkage
After your post, I decided I had put this off long enough. I went out and did mine. It is pretty easy. All you need to take off is the Driver footpeg plate. I also took of the reverse knob. You can twist the plate a little to reach in and take off the clip that holds the long rod to the plate. Then you take out the other clip and pop off the rod. Don't forget to do the small rod as well.
When I took them off, they looked to be pretty well greased still. But they were quite dirty, so I cleaned and re-greased anyway.
Afterwards I went out for a quick 100 mile ride. It made quite a difference in the shifting, I really didn't think it would make that much of a difference, but it did.
Oh yeah, to anyone that takes off the reverese knob, pay heed to warnings of using loc-tight. I had mine off about a month agao, didn't use loc-tight, and when I took the knob off today, the screw was loose.
2006 K1200LT "SNOB"
"I don't like repeat offenders, I like dead offenders" - Ted Nugent
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