Gl1100 Shifter lifter pin


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Wingman40
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Gl1100 Shifter lifter pin

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Has anyone ever dealt with this? Figured old cable was stretched completely out so bought a new one. Installed it and still to much play. Can't even get the bottom adjustment nut on to actually work clutch handle so took off clutch cover to discover the pin looked really worn and not sure if it's the original or not. Can add pics if needed. Was thinking about making a pin (longer than the one in it) to make clutch handle work better and adjustment like it should be. Any help would be greatly appreciated. It's a 1980 btw.


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Re: Gl1100 Shifter lifter pin

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How much wear do you have?
Since it's basically two ball bearings resistance welded to a piece of tubing, by measuring the ball diameter in the unworn direction, you should be able to calculate how much the rod length is worn down. Looks easy enough to make a new one using the same technique, silver solder or braze two bearing balls to a piece of tube. Or just make a one piece rod with radiused ends out of tool steel and harden it.


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Mine has neither ball on either end which leads me to believe someone has changed it before. I'll send pics either tomorrow or Monday of mine. Wish I had of taken pics then but it's easy enough to get back to. Thanks for the response!!!
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Re: Gl1100 Shifter lifter pin

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Ok, the pin I took out was 1 11/16 long. I made a 2 1/8 out of a old pushrod but had to shave a 1/8 off for the cover to bolt up. That's with the set screw all the way in. Need to do a few more adjustments being that it slips if I get down on it.
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Re: Gl1100 Shifter lifter pin

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Wingman40 wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:36 pm Ok, the pin I took out was 1 11/16 long. I made a 2 1/8 out of a old pushrod but had to shave a 1/8 off for the cover to bolt up. That's with the set screw all the way in. Need to do a few more adjustments being that it slips if I get down on it.
P.S. How do I post pics here for future reference?
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Click on Attachments, then Add files. It help to resize your pics beforehand if they are gigantic like a lot of cameras produce these days.
Click on the Place inline button to insert into your post at the current cursor location.


If the image is large the forum software will make a clickable smaller version, like the example I inserted.
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Re: Gl1100 Shifter lifter pin

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The one on the left is the one I took out, made the one on the right. Thanks Rambozo!!!!

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Update! Wound up cutting it down to 1 7/8 and adjusted it out nicely. So for anyone having this problem, here's where I would start.


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Re: Gl1100 Shifter lifter pin

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Looks like your original might have been stock, but the balls fell out. You might want to look around a bit to see if they are still hanging around somewhere waiting to get into trouble. Some fishing with a magnet might be in order. Also to prevent galling be sure to put your homemade one with the ball towards the spinning portion.
Glad you got it all going again.


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