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Old 08-31-2009, 01:15 PM   #1
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Recently while out riding and coming to a stop, my transmission will get stuck in gear(no specific gear), or won't get out of neutral. I'll usually ease off the clutch until it "clunks", pull it back in and shift like normal. I was looking around for anything that could be catching on any of the shifting components and saw what looked like a bent shifter rod. I'm not real sure how it should look, but the few on ebay I saw looked straight. Any suggestions/input would be appreciated.

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Yes it should be straight. A bent rod can cause difficulty in shifting.
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Yes it should be straight. A bent rod can cause difficulty in shifting.
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Make sure its still on in the tranny. Check your clutch adjustment and if its been a while oil change can make a difference too.

A bent rod can effect shifting, but being bent will only effect height of the shift pedal. throw would be the same since at rest you'll be in the center of the gear per shift pivot not rod.

Im more worried about 'what' bent it, not why its bent.
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I'm pretty sure it was like this when I got the bike. I've had the bike maybe a month and a half and it's the first bike I've owned. Any problems it does have could be clear as day to a vet, but I'm just running across them whenever they show up. I know all of the body panels were replaced, and the right side bar end looks like it was broken off. Everything underneath seems straight and original.

I'm probably about due for an oil change now. Is that rod something I can buy by itself, or is it "complete assembly" only?

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Is that rod something I can buy by itself, or is it "complete assembly" only?

Definetly by itself, and its cheap.


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Thanks for the link! Ordering now. Cheaper than used on ebay.
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Just bend it back until you get the new part, then at least you can ride, just take it easy when shifting.
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