shifter hanging up

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shifter hanging up

Post by Swagonmaster »

Has anyone got any help for a shifter (heal/toe) shifter that will stick and not return the mid position after up shifting? It's an occasional issue and happens more the hotter the engine gets the longer I ride. I've read that oil in need of changing can cause it so I did an oil change with only small improvement and now I'm wondering if I have a real problem. Btw, I do have a shifter pivot brace installed on the bike.

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Re: shifter hanging up

Post by aj1500 »

I would say your pivot brace is either loose or just a little out of adjustment and the engine heat makes it show up more. I here they can be rather tricky to get set up right.

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Re: shifter hanging up

Post by blupupher »

Check all the linkage and pivot for binding and wear.
Pull it apart and lube it may help as well.
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