Gearchange Lever brace


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sparkybiker1962
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Gearchange Lever brace

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Greetings to all `across the pond` in USA from England.
I`m in need of the `brace` that attaches to the gearchange linkage on my `95 GL1500 SE `20th Anniversary` model. I`ve just checked on Amazon here in UK but it states that the brace is `unavailable` and they don`t know when it will be available next. Does anyone know where i can purchase one of these braces in UK or in USA? Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance
Alan.



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shifter brace. Best one made. Not a knock off from eBay.

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This thread reminded me that I did buy one from ebay, from peppi-le-pew. It is somewhere out there in the ebay global shipping nightmare.

I believe this to be one of the original sources for the shifter brace.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/303000477251
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thebruce wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:59 am
This thread reminded me that I did buy one from ebay, from peppi-le-pew. It is somewhere out there in the ebay global shipping nightmare.

I believe this to be one of the original sources for the shifter brace.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/303000477251
That is the one I got, it is the original, and 1/2 the price of cyclemax.
Works great. Easy to install and made shifting better.
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Hi All,
Much appreciate your advice and info, thank you. I`ve today purchased one from the USA, and look forward to fitting it on my `Wing`. Cyclemax don`t post to UK unfortunately so i had to shop elsewhere.
While i`m on here, have any of you had the situation where the neutral light on dashboard comes on whenever the clutch lever is `pulled in`? Neutral light works fine when bike is in neutral, but it also lights up whenever clutch lever is operated. It`s a minor issue that i can get around, but was wondering if this is `normal` for `Wings` made in USA as mine is. I`ve been told by a bike shop over here that this could be happening as a result of something in /on gearchange mechanism inside engine that has `jammed` or is `stuck`. I thought it may be a wiring error somewhere. ie. when clutch lever is operated, the normally open switch on clutch lever `closes`, creates a parallel path to `negative`, and so illuminates neutral light. Again, any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

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No idea why the neutral light would come on with the clutch pulled, those are not connected electrically that I know of.
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thebruce
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They both have a role to play in the starter interlock.

Maybe a bad ground somewhere causing power to backfeed through the switch and light to find ground. Stranger things have happened.
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In the reverse diode assembly it looks like if D2 is shorted the Clutch switch can provide ground to the Neutral light.
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Hi all,

Many thanks for responding to my query regarding the neutral light.
Think i need to get my head into the wiring diagram and trace it out. Oh what fun¬ lol. Still, makes life interesting i suppose.
Cheers,
Alan.



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