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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-03-2004, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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Need Help changing GP Shift

After considering everyone's advice on GP shift, I've made the decision to switch my track bike back from GP to Standard. I'm not too familiar with what needs to be done, but anybody interested in helping me switch it over?

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Talk to Champ91. He switched my 9R from standard to GP shifting. I'm sure he can get yours switched back.

Just out of curiousity, why are you going back to standard?

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-03-2004, 11:35 AM
 
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The R6 is a little tricky because the shift linkage moves through the frame.

TO switch the shift pattern on any bike you need to flip the little arm that rotates the gear selector. that causes the linkage to be at a different angle from the arm to the shifter. On the R6 a bend rod is needed.

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Did you buy it with the GP shift, or did ya have someone do it for ya? You should have the original linkage and what not...
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Yup, I bought her that way. I was on the fence with this issue and in time I may end up changing back to GP but everybody has been telling me to have both my track bike and my street bikes set up the same way (especially since I'm new to track riding). Which means I've got 3 other bikes to convert to GP.

Also, I do alot of street riding and sport touring on my blackbird and after loooking at the linkage on that bike, the change is a serious undertaking. So, at least for the 1st track riding season, standard shift is the choice I've made. Now I just need to get it done before the 4/22 RA day.

I don't still have the original linkage but the bike does have Graves rear sets and the linkage doesn't appear to go thru the frame. Perhaps it might be an easier task than expected...

Any volunteers, or recommendations for a shop that would get the job done right for a reasonable amount of $$?

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Any volunteers, or recommendations for a shop that would get the job done right for a reasonable amount of $$?

Troy
should be fairly easy. I can swing by one day and take a peek if you want, its not like you are far from me.

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Since it was my old bike I can offer my assistance. If I remember correctly it should be a fairly simple job. Just need to flip the shift arm down and you should be set for standard shifting. Oh... and remove those blaring "GP SHIFT" decals. Let me know when you want to do it.
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Wednesdays and Thursdays are good on my end. Either this week or next will work. Again, Beer & Za on me!

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