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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-18-2017, 08:19 AM
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Unfortunately there's no way for me to attend one of these. Would be very interested as people around here (where I live) don't seem to know this bike.

Can you please tell me what where you doing in this picture below? Is that the shift linkage pivot? Were you greasing it? Was it giving problems? I ask because I'm almost sure I'm getting a knock from that area when I let go of the clutch and I've seen the shift linkage being addressed in a video as a particular source of knocking when engaging gears.

Also, is it really that hard to put the boot back? I'm really interested in doing the greasing myself but I've heard putting the boot back is a pain.


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Yes, that's exactly what we're doing. And yes the little rubber boots are a pain to get back on but this in one area that needs periodic maintenance. Notice that we used white lithium grease on those pivot points.



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I do not remember lubing the shift rod ends, so seeing your picture I jumped on it.
Mine were not too bad looking, actually had some black grease residue on it.
I used wheel bearing grease (3% moly), then added a few drops of 90 gear oil.
The boots were interesting, I tried to flip the large part over. After a few failed attempts
I went to where the boot seal was (on the rod end), pulled it up gently and pushed it over the big end.
It looks like you are grabbing the small end on the rod but it is the big hole.
Next one was done a a few minutes.
I removed the shift pedal and linkage, nice to work at the right height and be able to get a better view.
Thnx for the motivation Wayne!

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Never thought about doing mine, until now. Good thing its up on the stand.

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Thanks for letting Pam and I stop by and get in the way. It's always a nice ride to your part of Bama. I don't visit this site as often as I use to, so if you plan a ride or M&G, you have my cell number.
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