GL1500 Auxiliary Shifter Pivot


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GL1500 Auxiliary Shifter Pivot

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I seem to be having an issue with this pivot brace, I followed WingAdmins how to and the instructions sent with the brace. It appears when the brace is installed I don't get the spacing the picture in the how to shows. When putting the shift pedal back the shifter is blocked by the crash bars.
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from the rear
from the rear


front view of brace
front view of brace


This is the dog legged piece and the split is straight up and down
This is the dog legged piece and the split is straight up and down



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Re: GL1500 Auxiliary Shifter Pivot

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Here is mine before I removed it. I believe the split should be slightly towards the rear of the bike.


Here it is after installed.




There is a very small dot on the shifter shaft you have to align the split with.




It shouldn’t be straight up.
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Dave is right there - !! -if you don't line up the dot with the shifter pedal - the bike won't go in to gear at all - also found this vid on you tube - by the maker -

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I used this vid to fit mine on my K-wing -

Also take a look at this one too -

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Hope this helps - best regards - too - J .. :D :D :D

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RockportDave wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:33 pm
Here is mine before I removed it. I believe the split should be slightly towards the rear of the bike.
44D50B02-6ADC-472F-A9AD-EC01D9D352FC.jpeg
Here it is after installed.
F16C8AEC-C674-499E-8CE6-9FAD6D67869C.jpeg
9BF42149-DC42-4EE1-AC15-698721C50FA1.jpeg
There is a very small dot on the shifter shaft you have to align the split with.
299E5115-DA7A-40C2-850F-5F4D2BFB11C5.png
46E43843-7E0A-4846-A379-2656BC820425.png
It shouldn’t be straight up.
Dave
Thanks Dave, I will have my son double check, since he has the good young eyes, to see if the dot and the split are aligned, its a difficult area to see into. The issue with my bike was I needed to separate the frame to pull that part off, hopefully I can get it removed and rotated with out having to pull the frame apart.

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Re: GL1500 Auxiliary Shifter Pivot

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wingdings wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:15 am
Dave is right there - !! -if you don't line up the dot with the shifter pedal - the bike won't go in to gear at all - also found this vid on you tube - by the maker -

   Never miss a video: Subscribe to the GoldwingDocs YouTube channel today!
I used this vid to fit mine on my K-wing -

Also take a look at this one too -

   Never miss a video: Subscribe to the GoldwingDocs YouTube channel today!


Hope this helps - best regards - too - J .. :D :D :D
Thanks wingding, I'll watch the video to see what I did wrong.

Doug
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Re: GL1500 Auxiliary Shifter Pivot

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When i did mine, the shifter didn't clesr the frame either. I grinded it down so it would fit the next time.
I made a shifter pivot myself btw
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GlimWas wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:13 pm
When i did mine, the shifter didn't clesr the frame either. I grinded it down so it would fit the next time.
I made a shifter pivot myself btw
If i need to take it off completely I will grind it down, I'm guessing its only about an 1/16 of an inch or so.

That's awesome you made your own brace, I'm not a mechanical guy and so it was easier to pay for someone else's genius.

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My 92 was a pita. When I finally did get the jack shaft out of the frame I knocked it down enough to have plenty of wiggle room. I've done a dozen seals and mine wasn't having it I do think my bike hates me. I caused another problem going back together but that's another story lol. I did have to re align the jack shaft slightly then the support worked great. I had to readjust my shifting habits over the floppy shaft. I used to have to slip my toe under the shifter and slightly lift to not miss second now if I do that little maneuver I miss the shift. It shifts like it's supposed to now and haven't missed second since the test ride.

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Re: GL1500 Auxiliary Shifter Pivot

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DougEFresh1123 wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:30 am
RockportDave wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:33 pm
Here is mine before I removed it. I believe the split should be slightly towards the rear of the bike.
44D50B02-6ADC-472F-A9AD-EC01D9D352FC.jpeg
Here it is after installed.
F16C8AEC-C674-499E-8CE6-9FAD6D67869C.jpeg
9BF42149-DC42-4EE1-AC15-698721C50FA1.jpeg
There is a very small dot on the shifter shaft you have to align the split with.
299E5115-DA7A-40C2-850F-5F4D2BFB11C5.png
46E43843-7E0A-4846-A379-2656BC820425.png
It shouldn’t be straight up.
Dave
Thanks Dave, I will have my son double check, since he has the good young eyes, to see if the dot and the split are aligned, its a difficult area to see into. The issue with my bike was I needed to separate the frame to pull that part off, hopefully I can get it removed and rotated with out having to pull the frame apart.

Doug
Mine didn’t want to come off either, but I used a long screwdriver and pried it off. I used it to pry it back on also. It didn’t hurt anything.
I believe you can back it off enough to turn it without taking it completely off.
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Mine didn’t want to come off either, but I used a long screwdriver and pried it off. I used it to pry it back on also. It didn’t hurt anything.
I believe you can back it off enough to turn it without taking it completely off.
Dave
Thanks Dave, I will keep that in mind when I get back to working on it. According to SWMBO yard work is a higher priority.
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Re: GL1500 Auxiliary Shifter Pivot

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Doug,
I missed the mark the first time also.
The gearshift arm is recessed on the inside and the shift spline is rounded on the outside enough for the splines to let go and I had enough room to roll it around without removing it.
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Re: GL1500 Auxiliary Shifter Pivot

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RockportDave wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:45 pm
Doug,
I missed the mark the first time also.
The gearshift arm is recessed on the inside and the shift spline is rounded on the outside enough for the splines to let go and I had enough room to roll it around without removing it.
Dave
Dave that is exactly what I was able to do. Looks much better now and I have the proper motion. Never did see the so called "punch mark" on the shaft coming out of the engine.
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'96 GL1500SE
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