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post #1 of 3 Old 04-12-2019, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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Gear shift lever adjustment?

I'd like to raise my gear shift lever a bit if possible. When I look at the linkage, I see two possible ways to do it. The spline contraption on the left looks pretty standard and I imagine I could turn it a cog or two. There's also that cool looking knurled turnbuckle bit on the right looks like it's there just for that. Has anyone here successfully adjusted their shifter?

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Yes, Ive adjusted many of them with that type of threaded-rod adjustment, including my Vstrom1000 and ZRX1100. The spline adjustment on the shaft can be a coarse ajustment, the threaded rod can be a fine adjustment. I use the threaded rod unless I run out of thread engagement. Then I'll go to the spline adjustment, but finish with the threaded rod.
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If you can keep the angle between the two parts close to 90 the shifting will be smoother. Too small an angle will interfere with the lever action.

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