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  1. #21
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    I had this happen last year on my way to work. I had to limp it back home basically reaching down and shifting with my hand on the linkage. Got it home and took everything apart, bought the new replacement parts I think total was like $60. It had 23000 miles when this happened. 2014 SGS

  2. #22
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    Happened to me last week. 13k miles on the clock, 800 miles from home. Fortunately I was only about 11 miles from the hotel when I discovered the issue. Limped it in to the hotel and then 38 miles to the nearest shop the next morning. They clearly know it's an issue. I was in and out of the shop in less than an hour.

  3. #23
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    So is this basically something that can be avoided by checking on the bolt snugness on your front and back shift link levers?

    I recently installed the Tallboy extenders for the floorboards on my SGS and now am considering adjusting front shifter down a notch on the spline since it's up higher with the floorboard change, and I was wondering if doing that could cause some premature failure problem with the levers like you guys have mentioned in this post by having the shifter at a different angle/setting.

  4. #24
    Prospect wphwilli's Avatar
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    This happened to me on a trip through New Mexico, lucky I noticed and tightened. Later my buddy's voltage regulator was acting up so went to local dealer and there were several bikes there with shifter problems....hmmmmm,I call it highway robbery.


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  5. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by 51north View Post
    So is this basically something that can be avoided by checking on the bolt snugness on your front and back shift link levers?
    Yes , check them along with the heal / toe levers , as long as the damage hasn't already been done.

  6. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by SG19 View Post
    Yes , check them along with the heal / toe levers , as long as the damage hasn't already been done.
    Use some lock tite too

  7. #27
    Founding Member Rhsra's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by 51north View Post
    So is this basically something that can be avoided by checking on the bolt snugness on your front and back shift link levers?

    I recently installed the Tallboy extenders for the floorboards on my SGS and now am considering adjusting front shifter down a notch on the spline since it's up higher with the floorboard change, and I was wondering if doing that could cause some premature failure problem with the levers like you guys have mentioned in this post by having the shifter at a different angle/setting.
    The problem is at the transmission linkage. The pinch bolt can lossen over time and strip the spline. Requires a complete primary tear down to replace.
    Adjusting the shifter arms won't aggravate anything as long as the splines match up correctly.. my dealer readjusts mine very service. Pisses me off.


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  8. #28
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    I have now officially replaced the heel and toe shift pegs, removed the bolts to the shift level arm and used locktite, and then snugged them down. And... While I was at it, this was a good excuse to basically deal with the whole system and get the fancy chrome shift linkage I've been wanting.

    Here it is
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    Looks nice!


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    ...and the Pengel shifter shaft.

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