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    Shift linkage

    I have a XB9S. I need to lower the shift linkage. I bought some 1inch lower foot pegs. The shift lever is now too high. I tried compensating by adjusting it with the sleeve making the lever lower. But when I got in the right spot the geometry wasn't right and it wouldn't go into first. Not enough travel. When I backed it off a bit 1st gear came back. I was looking at Uly pictures and noticed the there is a bracket that lowers the pivot point on the shift lever itself. I think if I could get that bracket life would be better. Or maybe the dimensions to make a bracket. McMaster-Carr is an industrial supply business that has all kinds of linkage hardware so I know they have longer threaded sleeves to compensate for the lower pivot point. A few years ago I had both knees replaced so my range of motion in my knees and ankles aren't what they used to be. Getting old is hard work. Wouldn't recommend for youngins.

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    The Uly one is for 2" lower pegs, so you'd be having the same problem, the other way.

    Whats stopping it from going into 1st? I can't picture how adjusting the lever would stop it from operating? Especially just one inch? Since adjusting it correctly didn't work, using a longer linkage would do that same thing, but I still don't know why it wouldn't work for you.

    Have you tried removing the small shift knuckle and moving it one spline farther up, then adjusting it?

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    I thinks it's the arc or range of motion on the shift lever it self doesn't go far enough. It seems the linkage likes 90 degree angles so if I deviate too far from that I have problems. Going for a ride today to see if I can make thing better.

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    Ya, it will like 90* the best but I've gone one tooth each way in the past without issue? Even backwards for GP shift LOL. Post a pic if you can

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    Found my problem. The shift lever was hanging up on the primary case. Put a washer between the the shift lever bolt and case. Now I have the shift lever where I want it. I saw a shiny spot on the case and thought Hmmm not right.

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    That explains a lot. Glad you found your issue



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