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post #1 of 11 Old 02-20-2016, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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Well, SHIT....

Got back from my ride today and decided to adjust the shifter linkage to avoid miss shifts. Wanted to tilt the pedal down a bit.

I go to unscrew one of the lock nuts and snap the linkage rod. FML. Scouring ebay for a replacement.

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Sounds like it was ready to fail anyway. When I crashed my 02 the shift linkage bent. After I rebuilt it I took it to the track, sure as shit the linkage flipped on the 1st lap leaving the shifter pointing almost straight up. Got back to the pits and one of the guys with a garage happened to have a bench vice handy. Straightened out a 30 degree bend and it didn't break the linkage.

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The break actually happened on the piece that connects the arm to the actual shifter into the transmission. Here are some pictures. Went to my dealership, part will be here in two days. Probably $30. I thought it was going to be a lot more. I am just glad that it failed at my garage as opposed to on the road.
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Well that really sucks. One of those aggravating issues that keeps you from riding.
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That does suck. Maybe someone is trying to say that you need a set of SATO rearsets... Glad to hear it was only $30.

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That does suck. Maybe someone is trying to say that you need a set of SATO rearsets... Glad to hear it was only $30.
I would do a set of Sato rear sets if they were $30. Lol. Also, I have my Yoshi can mounted to my right one.

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That is a fairly common problem I have seen quite a number of times: the thread in the rod end attached to the trans is left handed to enable adjustment by simply loosening both nuts and turning the rod. If the nut is turned in the wrong direction it will break the weakest part: the rod end. This means it would not have failed on the road unless, of course, you tried to adjust it in the middle of a ride.

Remember this when working on the linkage -- when loosening or tightening both nuts turn them in the same direction. And when replacing the front rod end turn the rod almost all the way out of the rear rod end, install the shift arm, then thread the rod into the front rod end by simply turning it counterclockwise.

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Thanks for the tip. This will help me when I go to put everything back together.

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Supplemental to Rob's advice is the following:
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The shift rod should have the same amount of engagement at both ends.
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The centrelines of the shifter arms should be parallel, and sometimes the arm on the gearbox shifter input shaft has to be adjusted on the spline to get it so.

Keeping the above two concepts in mind, is a good mental checkoff when doing such work, and checking your work.

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Supplemental to Rob's advice is the following:
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The shift rod should have the same amount of engagement at both ends.
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The centrelines of the shifter arms should be parallel, and sometimes the arm on the gearbox shifter input shaft has to be adjusted on the spline to get it so.

Keeping the above two concepts in mind, is a good mental checkoff when doing such work, and checking your work.
Noted. Thank you. My goal is simply to move the pedal down a couple degrees. I keep my size 13 feet pointed down when I ride and the way it was set up caused me to miss shifts when going up. Especially from 1st to 2nd. Nothing wrong with the linkage, just that I didn't tap it up hard enough....

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Noted. Thank you. My goal is simply to move the pedal down a couple degrees. I keep my size 13 feet pointed down when I ride and the way it was set up caused me to miss shifts when going up. Especially from 1st to 2nd. Nothing wrong with the linkage, just that I didn't tap it up hard enough....
All fixed. Got a call this morning that the part was in and swung through the dealer on my way home from work. Saturday will be riding weather again. Gonna test out the new angle and the new Corbin.

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