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Old 11-28-2010, 01:09 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever....?

At the time when it happened I was ticked yet freaked out.. Has anyone ever cruised around anywhere, be it in the city or country, on the freeway or on a city street, you want to downshift and you try to kick it down but lo and behold, nothing there? You look down and the shift lever is gone?

Definitely not a dream. It happened to me BUT after about an hour of searching I finally found it in the middle of the road about 1/2 mile from the railroad tracks where I first realized it. I am just happy it was usable and that I did not give up the search lol. It was early on Saturday morning so I was not so worried about any traffic so I suppose luck was on my side this weekend.

I know worse things have happened to plenty other folks on here, making my small predicament trivial, but felt I had to share. Indulging in the occasional humility, at times, improves the character of an individual.
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:21 PM   #2
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:22 PM   #3
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it happened to my wife. it stayed attached to the bike with the linkage but was not attached. I had to drive to houston and reattach it for her.
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:26 PM   #4
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on a busa went in the garage and it was laying on the ground. never even noticed it was loose
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:42 PM   #5
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Seen it happen plenty times, usually you can take your rear brake lever and switch it out if you have a long ride home
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:43 PM   #6
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I did not notice it was loose either. But when I am going 40mph nearing a railroad tracks and look down.. seeing a big gap of space. All I was thinking was.. I hope the transmission does not fall out next lol.. Chalk one up to my mechanic ignorance.
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:48 PM   #7
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Seen it happen plenty times, usually you can take your rear brake lever and switch it out if you have a long ride home
My rear break lever looks like it is bolted in differently yet more reliably. On this GS Model, the gear lever is affixed to a star patterned rod coming from the transmission. The lever is easy on easy off unlike the rear brake arm.

Mispelling on my previous post... MY 'mechanical' ignorance.

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It did not happen to me but one of my best friends in the hill country. We where on a poker run and the entire forward control fell off his custom chopper! it was several hundred dollars for the whole assembly (billet) and we luckily salvaged the unit!!! Wasn't the first time that pan head rattled something off the bike though!
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Old 11-28-2010, 02:29 PM   #9
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When i first replaced my stock rearsets the screws holding the rear brake pedal came off..... I was on going into one of the long sweepers at CR at about 140 mph when i found out i had no rear brake to help me settle the chasis down, luckily i was able to make the turn without any problems, but after that turn i stopped the bike and my buddy found some wires to hold the pedal till we got home.
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When i first replaced my stock rearsets the screws holding the rear brake pedal came off..... I was on going into one of the long sweepers at CR at about 140 mph when i found out i had no rear brake to help me settle the chasis down, luckily i was able to make the turn without any problems, but after that turn i stopped the bike and my buddy found some wires to hold the pedal till we got home.
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AaronP220's fell off the other week at a gas station. Guess it was loose already and the repeated push start attempts finally broke it free. Luckily we were at a gas station that had allen wrenches for him to use!


I DID notice my whole right rearset was loose when I went over the bike before I started riding it again though. That woulda sucked!
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Mine came of at 90+ in the twisties outside of Tyler. Definitely an oh moment.
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This thread makes me want to soak my bike in lock tight
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