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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-18-2009, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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Gear shift linkage bent....

Has anyone ever had any issues with the linkage that runs between the gearshift pedal and the gearshift drum being bent??

It makes it tricky sometimes getting into some of the lower gears from time to time.

I'm thinking about replacing it and want to confirm that it is part #14 in the attached picture for my 2001 Honda Shadow ACE 750, correct??

http://fiche.ronayers.com/Index.cfm/...76/Group/PEDAL

Thanks in advance for the help!!!

Motorcycle newbie getting VERY addicted to riding this sweet '01 ACE!!




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looks right
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It's a straight rod so why don't you remove it, lay it on a hard flat surface and tap it with a hammer until straight. Looks like it would be an easy fix but I've been wrong before............................just ask my wife.

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+1 on straightening it, take your time and get it as stright as you can because once it's bent it has a weak area that can bend again, the only time you could bend it is going to first the rest of the time your pulling up except for down shifts which don't require any real pressure, sometimes getting into frist can be a little troublesome but if you just let the clutch out a bit is will aline things and it will go right in,,,,,most of the time.

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It's a straight rod so why don't you remove it, lay it on a hard flat surface and tap it with a hammer until straight. Looks like it would be an easy fix but I've been wrong before............................just ask my wife.

We already did ask her. She said to ask you if you remember that time you were standing in the woods talking to yourself and she wasn't there to hear you. She said you were wrong then too!
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It's a straight rod so why don't you remove it, lay it on a hard flat surface and tap it with a hammer until straight. Looks like it would be an easy fix but I've been wrong before............................just ask my wife.
I would suggest a hard, flat, wooden surface, so you don't damage the threads on the ends.

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It's a straight rod so why don't you remove it, lay it on a hard flat surface and tap it with a hammer until straight. Looks like it would be an easy fix but I've been wrong before............................just ask my wife.

We already did ask her. She said to ask you if you remember that time you were standing in the woods talking to yourself and she wasn't there to hear you. She said you were wrong then too!
What she failed to say was that I picked up that bad little habbit from HER!

I do hear voices at times.....................but then I sober up.

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It's a straight rod so why don't you remove it, lay it on a hard flat surface and tap it with a hammer until straight. Looks like it would be an easy fix but I've been wrong before............................just ask my wife.
If I ask her will she straighten my rod too...


Sorry couldn’t resist

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That left & right hand threaded rod isn't all that thick in diameter. Easy fix if you don't scratch it up. Place it between two softwood blocks, (each at the outer ends but neither in the middle,) and progressively bump it once or twice at exactly it's area of deflection with a rubber mallet until it's realigned. Nuts are matched to each end.

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It's a straight rod so why don't you remove it, lay it on a hard flat surface and tap it with a hammer until straight. Looks like it would be an easy fix but I've been wrong before............................just ask my wife.
If I ask her will she straighten my rod too...


Sorry couldn’t resist
I think you could have if you tried.

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