Troubles down shifting


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coldcanuk
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Troubles down shifting

Postby coldcanuk » Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:46 pm



On my 1990 GW, I installed a shifter brace this past winter. I could not be happier with how it made the shifting during my first 3 rides. Yesterday I went out and trouble down shifting. If I wiggled the shifter petal a little, it would down (an up) shift, but without doing that it would not click down. :? I checked the cover over the shifter brace and believe I have cut enough away to make everything free from rubbing. The first 3 rides proved that, but yesterday the down shifting problem was coming up to my first stop.

Any ideas on what to check would be appreciated.



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Re: Troubles down shifting

Postby rottiman » Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:42 pm

Check both the inner shroud on the exhaust header and the outer on the chrome cover behind the rubber shifter cover. make sure both shields are not touching the brace.

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Re: Troubles down shifting

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:50 pm

Also make sure the pivot base hasn't moved, where it bolts onto the crash bar.

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Re: Troubles down shifting

Postby coldcanuk » Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:35 pm

Got some time to take off cover and re-tighten the shifter brace. Went for a ride and things are good. Still won't rule out a lazy foot on my part, but keeping an eye on what I do after shifting.




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