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Old 05-17-2010, 08:32 PM   #1
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anyone ever change...

anyone ever change a shift lever return spring? I am some what mechanically savvy, but new to motorcycles. My shifter lever shifts fine, but I have to physically push it back down and then up again to shift up through the gears. Also, opposite down shifting. Patrick said it is probably the spring in there and I am gonna start doing most of my own work on the bike from now on to learn . So, anyone done this before? Is it a ?
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:43 PM   #2
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get a good service manual, its not that hard to change.
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gonna have to pull off the case cover to change the spring, right?


sure the lever bolt wasnt tightened too much, and the housing not pinching the lever?

disconnect he cable to make sure before tearing into the bike.


(Patrick is the man but didnt know if it was a phone diagnosis or not)
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gonna have to pull off the case cover to change the spring, right?


sure the lever bolt wasnt tightened too much, and the housing not pinching the lever?

disconnect he cable to make sure before tearing into the bike.


(Patrick is the man but didnt know if it was a phone diagnosis or not)
yeah but its no engine rebuild. he should be able to do it with a little help from a good ol' service manual
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it's easy peasy
check the gear linkage is operating freely first before the spring change.
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Well it would do it a little before but, once I got an oil change, it's every gear! The linkage does have to be removed for the filter I believe. Maybe it's something with that! I'll check it first but it sucks having to double shift! Lol
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If it changed dramatically after an oil change I'd be concerned about the oil used.

But if you can physically seeing it not return then ok.
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I believe I have found the issue. It's not the springs at all. The oil filter from the new oil change seems to be too long or my linkage is sorta bent all of a sudden b/c my linkage is rubbing on the top of the oil filter causing it not to spring back
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I believe I have found the issue. It's not the springs at all. The oil filter from the new oil change seems to be too long or my linkage is sorta bent all of a sudden b/c my linkage is rubbing on the top of the oil filter causing it not to spring back
is it a high-flo filter? if so, i have seen a few that are just a little longer than the oem ones... this could very well be the culprit. anything touching the shift linkage can change the way it feels, springs back, etc...
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anyone ever change a shift lever return spring? I am some what mechanically savvy, but new to motorcycles. My shifter lever shifts fine, but I have to physically push it back down and then up again to shift up through the gears. Also, opposite down shifting. Patrick said it is probably the spring in there and I am gonna start doing most of my own work on the bike from now on to learn . So, anyone done this before? Is it a ?
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