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post #1 of 19 Old 04-11-2012, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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Shifting gets worse after installing peg lowering kit?

Has anyone had this happened? I installed the peg lowering. Kit and now the shiffting seems a lot more notchy. I've adjusted the angle of the shifter arm a few times and it doesn't seem to make a difference.

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I just installed Richland Ricks peg lowering kit last night, and I think that the shifting is smoother, easier.
BTW - my connecting linkage is perpendicular to the arm on the shift shaft, best mechanical advantage...





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My input would be to post a pic of the finished project so maybe we can spot something your not.
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I just installed Richland Ricks peg lowering kit last night, and I think that the shifting is smoother, easier.
BTW - my connecting linkage is perpendicular to the arm on the shift shaft, best mechanical advantage...





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Would you mind posting a pic of your set up.

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My input would be to post a pic of the finished project so maybe we can spot something your not.
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Ill get a photo up this afternoon when I get home.

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Try lubing the joints under the rubber covers as well as the main arm pivot with chain lube. The pivot is best disassembled and greased. The repositioning does require taking the arm off the shaft and moving it one notch. That reduces the mechanical advantage a little.

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Try lubing the joints under the rubber covers as well as the main arm pivot with chain lube. The pivot is best disassembled and greased. The repositioning does require taking the arm off the shaft and moving it one notch. That reduces the mechanical advantage a little.
Do you mean remove the arm and apply grease to the splined shaft?

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Do you mean remove the arm and apply grease to the splined shaft?
No.
He means the shaft that the shift lever pivots on near the footpeg and the portions under the rubber caps on the intermediate piece between the shift shaft and the lever.
Lubing the splined portion will do nothing but catch dirt...


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Chain lube under rubber covers #28 and #31. Grease on the round, not threaded portion of #33 that carries #30 though chain lube helps if you don't remove #30. It helps if #29 and #27 are at right angles to each other at rest but that usually isn't possible with lowered pegs.


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Has anyone had this happened? I installed the peg lowering. Kit and now the shiffting seems a lot more notchy. I've adjusted the angle of the shifter arm a few times and it doesn't seem to make a difference.
It can definitely be adjusted and lubricated for smooth action. After you move the lever on the shaft, use the fine adjuster (29 on Pat's image) to dial it in.

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