Guess I should clarify...As I see it, the stock setup linkage works at optimum angles, all 90-degree in relation to the tie rod connections at the shifter and the gearshift arm. When the gearshift arm is rotated 180 degrees and the tie rod is reconnected, the angles of the tie rod connections become more extreme. Now granted, this is just a single tie rod on a bike, not the flight controls of a 30,000 lb aircraft (where all my mechanical experience comes from), but the principles are still the same. The stress on the tie rod ends in the GP setup is possibly more, given the extreme angles. It also allows slop in the shift linkage to cause more problems during shifting.
ok, that's what i thought you might be on about but wasn't sure...
yes, all that you say is true....in fact, i learned the hard way which is why i put the comment in the other thread about checking position and makin folks aware that an overzealous GPstyle upshift can actually snap the shift lever up against your shin if you haven't aligned thing properly (which comes from trial and error in my case)
what i wanted to relate to folks was, don't panic...if it happens, it's not a big deal and you can push the lever back down until you have a chance to revisit the adjustment...going this other route would eliminate that problem
as for the more direct feel....i suppose it should be and would be interested in comparing the feel to the sato setup i'm using
with luck, and it bein a Honda, there ought to be a lever that would fit the spindle on the 9r's trans...i just don't have any veffer parts layin around and the 929 lever i have is busted up
lookin forward to hearin how this goes hook