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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-24-2008, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
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Shift? who needs to shift?

So I come off the freeway, downshift to first at a red light, put my foot down, light turns green, I take off, upshift to 2nd, make my turn, next light is red so I downshift and come to an almost stop, light turns green so I speed up, reach down with my toe, pull in the clutch, roll off the throttle, lift my toe through the air, before letting go the clutch I realize I missed the gear shift.
hmm, strange.. reach toe around again...















wtf.... where'd that go?! I didn't make any turns that would've cause me to drag it, never felt it snap, it must have been weak to begin with and just finally peeled off .... Damn it's difficult to upshift without a pin on the end of that shifter! Good thing there's a Home Depot right across from work, that's my lunch project. And this weekend, new rearsets (already have them, just haven't had the motivation to put them on)
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i have been stuck a couple times on friends bikes who's shifters have come off.. luckily it was a R1 and a gixxer 1k...
both I was able to keep them in the gear they were in and ride them home (i think the R1 was in 3rd - but down 1 in front and up 2 in back.. so more like second) and the gixxer was in 2nd.. but stock gearing
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good times

gonna be harder on an sv.. you actually need gears on one of those
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Damn lucky it didn't cause an accident.

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Yea that usually doesn't work so well....

Sucks but, I guess that will be your motivation to get the Rear sets on there huh?

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Back in the mid 90's i was racing up at 54th and cermak. Shift lever on my zx-11 broke after my 2--->3 shift. I had to ride home from cicero to lagrange in 3rd gear. burnt the clutch up pretty good that night.




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just be like cheyenne and put a bolt in it

....even though he has brand new vortex rearsets sitting there that he still choses to not put on

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wow, talk about a coincedence. a group of us got into the discussion of the chances of breaking the shifter.
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throw a bolt through it, i've had that happen before.

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that is better then the cluth cable.

and you can always rig up a jocky shift.

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I was riding with trkleg, and I lost a bolt out of my shift linkage. Lucking, I always bring zip ties and apart nuts and bolts with me
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Yup, a bolt through there and wrap it with electrical tape. Good as new.

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Duct tape FTW!!!!
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Yup -- Sorted.

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What is that the rear brake?
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Nope, shifter!
Rear brake looks the same lol... Weekend project will be to put the rearsets on that have been sitting at home for a month.

No, I didn't drop it, previous owner did and I just didn't know about the damage to the shifter, so it finally worked it'self loose. blah, oh well.
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As long as it worked out.
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