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Old 10-26-2008, 08:43 PM   #1
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Lesson Learned: Dynojet Quick Shifter

Another lesson learned for me today. I was out riding the track, minding my own business, trying to avoid holding up all the fast guys and shifting all of three times per lap when all of the sudden I went to shift from 2nd to 3rd coming onto the back straight at MSRH and.... wth??? no shifter. After reaching for it no less than 15 times (I'm a very slow learner), I looked down and it was dangling... the shifter, that is.

Turns out that the cute little shifter rod that Dynojet ships with the quick shifters appears to be made of aluminum or some other lightweight alloy. Definitely not titanium. And, it snapped right off at the threads. And don't be giving the big, fat guy grief about stomping on the shifter, I don't. Just call me twinkle toes, I caress the shifter. I love the shifter.... but I digress.

Anyway, Larry Myers did a great job of coming up with a solution to get me back on the track. Many thanks and much appreciation for his help. When he saw the problem he just laughed and said "every racer or serious track guy knows that is a weak link". So, obviously I'm neither a racer nor a serious track guy. Further, he was looking at my bike and said it looked like a radio shack had barfed all over it with all the electronics and wires. Ba ha ha ha.

So, if you look down at your shifter and see that sexy Dynojet shift rod, you might want to replace it before you end up watching your buddies circulate the track from your lawn chair.

Again, many thanks to Larry Myers for the help.

-Curt
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:45 PM   #2
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:47 PM   #3
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That, sir, is content of my next post.
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:48 PM   #4
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Yeah man that sucked to see. Hope you get it fixed with a better piece here pretty soon.
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:51 PM   #5
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Yea been there done that, i seen a guy loose a $2000 race because of that rod before
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:11 PM   #6
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I've heard that about the shift rod - bought an extra to keep with me at the track - 7000 track miles later - still good. The spare is still in the trailer.
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:13 PM   #7
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:57 PM   #8
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I've heard that about the shift rod - bought an extra to keep with me at the track - 7000 track miles later - still good. The spare is still in the trailer.

spares are the best insurance one can buy.
never ever take out of your tool box thats when it WILL fail......
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:37 AM   #10
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Another lesson learned for me today. I was out riding the track, minding my own business, trying to avoid holding up all the fast guys and shifting all of three times per lap when all of the sudden I went to shift from 2nd to 3rd coming onto the back straight at MSRH and.... wth??? no shifter. After reaching for it no less than 15 times (I'm a very slow learner), I looked down and it was dangling... the shifter, that is.

Turns out that the cute little shifter rod that Dynojet ships with the quick shifters appears to be made of aluminum or some other lightweight alloy. Definitely not titanium. And, it snapped right off at the threads. And don't be giving the big, fat guy grief about stomping on the shifter, I don't. Just call me twinkle toes, I caress the shifter. I love the shifter.... but I digress.

Anyway, Larry Myers did a great job of coming up with a solution to get me back on the track. Many thanks and much appreciation for his help. When he saw the problem he just laughed and said "every racer or serious track guy knows that is a weak link". So, obviously I'm neither a racer nor a serious track guy. Further, he was looking at my bike and said it looked like a radio shack had barfed all over it with all the electronics and wires. Ba ha ha ha.

So, if you look down at your shifter and see that sexy Dynojet shift rod, you might want to replace it before you end up watching your buddies circulate the track from your lawn chair.

Again, many thanks to Larry Myers for the help.

-Curt
I had to do the same thing with mine! I just used a bolt that was the same thread dia/ pitch and cut the "nut" off to make it an all-thread. Removed the broken thread and viola' back in business.
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And don't be giving the big, fat guy grief about stomping on the shifter, I don't. Just call me twinkle toes, I caress the shifter. I love the shifter....
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At a shoe size 13 plus I don't think anyone's ever called you "twinkle toes"!
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Another lesson learned for me today. I was out riding the track, minding my own business, trying to avoid holding up all the fast guys and shifting all of three times per lap when all of the sudden I went to shift from 2nd to 3rd coming onto the back straight at MSRH and.... wth??? no shifter. After reaching for it no less than 15 times (I'm a very slow learner), I looked down and it was dangling... the shifter, that is.

Turns out that the cute little shifter rod that Dynojet ships with the quick shifters appears to be made of aluminum or some other lightweight alloy. Definitely not titanium. And, it snapped right off at the threads. And don't be giving the big, fat guy grief about stomping on the shifter, I don't. Just call me twinkle toes, I caress the shifter. I love the shifter.... but I digress.

Anyway, Larry Myers did a great job of coming up with a solution to get me back on the track. Many thanks and much appreciation for his help. When he saw the problem he just laughed and said "every racer or serious track guy knows that is a weak link". So, obviously I'm neither a racer nor a serious track guy. Further, he was looking at my bike and said it looked like a radio shack had barfed all over it with all the electronics and wires. Ba ha ha ha.

So, if you look down at your shifter and see that sexy Dynojet shift rod, you might want to replace it before you end up watching your buddies circulate the track from your lawn chair.

Again, many thanks to Larry Myers for the help.

-Curt

I saw you pull off, and was wondering WTF happened. The bike wasn't barfing fluids, and sounded fine.
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