Mine just went boucing down the road again:soapbox::soapbox:Did yours go bouncing down the road and finally stop in the middle of the road like mine did???
Easy fix.There is alot of threads on this very subject,to help you threw it.
How much you think a dealer would charge for this?
Don't you love it when you can save the day. :thumb:While at Laconia my buddy broke his doing a drunken burnout when he lost control and laid it down on the left side :banghead: ....anyway they had the shaft in stock and told him the book said 12 hours to remove and install the engine and install the new shaft.......and that they never did one so probably two days.....lol......I told him to buy the shaft for $85 and I'd take care of it. Once we got home it was done in less than 15 minutes with no more the 5 drips of oil because I jacked the bike up so the rear tire was a foot off the ground and the front tire was still on the ground.....god I love this forum :notworth:
Did you ever have a problem with you shifter after you did the switch?I finally changed the shift shaft on my 04 B. I had read about the older models and the procedure to remove the oil pan. I have the motor out right now while I'm getting the frame powdercoated so I figured it would be the best time to do it. I had been running with the shift bracket pushed further down the shaft and the shift linkage bent to compensate.
When I removed the broken shift shaft and looked into the empty hole I could tell the entire interior linkage had sprung up and to the right. However, I was able to use a skinny common screwdriver to pry the interior linkage down while carefully lining the new shaft up. At a certain point the screwdriver has to come out but by that point the tip of the new shaft is lined up. From there it's just a matter of wiggling and carefully pushing the new shaft in.
Just take your time and be careful but this can be done on the older models without pulling the oil pan.
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