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post #1 of 13 Old 06-15-2018, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
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Check your peg mounts

I was surprised to find that my left side peg mounting plate was held on by 2 screws that were at the most, hand tight. The pivot for the shifter was also very loose.

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post #2 of 13 Old 06-15-2018, 03:43 PM
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Quick Q: Do I read somewhere that the shifter angle could be moved down? I find it sits in an uncomfortable position for effortless shifting.

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Quick Q: Do I read somewhere that the shifter angle could be moved down? I find it sits in an uncomfortable position for effortless shifting.
Just a matter of turning the linkage that connects it. It's like a turnbuckle in that one side is a reverse thread, so first step is to figure which direction each locknut needs to spin to free it up.
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when I installed my peg lowering kit, everything was tight. I know dealers will sometimes take parts from new bikes while they wait for a parts they ordered for another...

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Good suggestion - I like to give the bike a general going-over once a year to make sure things are secure and tightly fastened - especially accessories like crash bars etc.

When I said I was normal, I may have exagerated slightly.
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Just a matter of turning the linkage that connects it. It's like a turnbuckle in that one side is a reverse thread, so first step is to figure which direction each locknut needs to spin to free it up.
Place a 10mm open-end wrench on each of the nuts and push down on the wrench to loosen them, and this equates to turning the rear LH nut clockwise, and the front RH nut counterclockwise.
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@bighammer @MetrickMetal thanks gents!!

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Just saw this thread this morning. Pretty common because I remember seeing it on the SVrider forums too.

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Thanks for posting this, BH. Doing my first oil change yesterday, I noticed my RIGHT footpeg was noticeably loose - like maybe 1/32nd up and down play. Sure enough, 2 unsnugged bolts. Can't blame it on anyone but me - I must have forgotten to tighten them after installing Rick's lowering plates. Duh.

And, BTW, what is up with that PITA to replace oil drain crush washer? But that's another topic...

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And, BTW, what is up with that PITA to replace oil drain crush washer? But that's another topic...

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Nobody really replaces those, do they? In my ~40 years of oil changes, I think I've replaced only two; one I lost and one that was getting noticeably thin. (got a splinter from it)
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