Lost the shifter on the freeway, is the pivot supposed to be lubed? - Wrist Twisters
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post #1 of 4 Old 07-07-2019, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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Lost the shifter on the freeway, is the pivot supposed to be lubed?

Going down the freeway, felt something at the left foot. Then noticed my shifter was gone and I was stuck in 6th gear.

I guess when I went down last week, I hit the shifter stuff and made it loose.

Got off the freeway, parked, worked the bike into 2nd and strapped down the shifter levers and rode home.

Ordered the special bolt that's right by the foot rest. It has rubber seals and a washer. I noticed that mine looks bone dry, no lube.

I've never lubed that before, are we supposed to have lube in there? Can't see any other reason for the seals.

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83 K on my '03 without any lube ever. There was a thread on the 919 shifter mechanism coming loose a while back and IIRC, the answer was to apply a thread locker to the bolt. I bought a complete shifter off of eBay just in case that I keep in my topbox along with an FPR and throttle/clutch cables. It's just the "Boy Scout" in me to "Be Prepared."

Smart move to persuade the trans into second and ride her on home.



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83 K on my '03 without any lube ever. There was a thread on the 919 shifter mechanism coming loose a while back and IIRC, the answer was to apply a thread locker to the bolt. I bought a complete shifter off of eBay just in case that I keep in my topbox along with an FPR and throttle/clutch cables. It's just the "Boy Scout" in me to "Be Prepared."

Smart move to persuade the trans into second and ride her on home.
I lost the throttle return cable one night and thought I was in deep trouble, but ends up you really don't need the return cable.

The "fly in the ointment" with throttle cables is how hard they are to install. I almost wish they had some remote hook up.

I'll make sure to use some thread locker this time. I removed it to do that swing arm bolt swap.

According to Partzilla, my order has shipped today and I paid extra for fast shipping, so I'll see how good their shipping is.

I can still ride the bike in 2nd gear only, that got me home just in case that ever happens to anyone else. Pick 2nd gear and you can start and get up to 60ish MPH.

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post #4 of 4 Old 07-09-2019, 04:32 AM
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Actually, a 919 will start in 3rd gear quite happily if the road doesn't have much up-grade. You can do just about any legal speed in 3rd. Don't ask how I happen to know this.
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