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post #11 of 21 Old 05-06-2013, 04:57 PM
 
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yes, I saw the diagram. It was a little confusing to me since the inner dimple was not straight up and down like the actual one on the Rebel but I get the gist of it.

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I know this is an old thread but I'm taking a chance anyway....the adjustment is made only to the rear end? The bolt is loosened and you are then able to move it? Keeping the linkage parallel?
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I know this is an old thread but I'm taking a chance anyway....the adjustment is made only to the rear end? The bolt is loosened and you are then able to move it? Keeping the linkage parallel?
Welcome Bufftub. you are correct. Bear in mind the rear bolt has to be all the way out before the thing will come off the splines there is a grove in the splined shaft.

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Thank you!

Just did it and it's better.

Will I hurt anything if I move one more spline over? Feels like i need a little more room. (Steel toes boots)
The steel toed boots are your basic problem. Steel toed boots are for construction sites, not riding motorcycles. the soles are too thick and the toes are too high and hard to operate the shifter with any kind of precision and feel. You need a lot more ankle flex than should be needed for shifting.

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Thank you! Made the adjustment and it was a piece of cake. Who knew one minor adjustment could make such a big difference. Thank you!

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One of the first things I am going to do with a new motorcycle or a new to me motorcycle is to get the rear brake and gear shifter where it is comfortable for me, the last thing I want to do is to have to hunt for either one. Same way with the clutch and front brake lever.
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post #17 of 21 Old 08-10-2017, 04:29 PM
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Rotate the shift lever on the splines. Do not adjust shift linkage. It will cause shifting problems. The linkage must be parallel to function properly
I don't see the attached thumbnails on how to do the adjustment on the shifter. Did they fall off because of some bad url?
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I don't see the attached thumbnails on how to do the adjustment on the shifter. Did they fall off because of some bad url?
Welcome to the forum. Yes, many of our pics were hosted by photobucket until they decided to stop hosting.

See post #10 for the diagram

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@01-7700 could you repost that last pic larger, can't read anything on it and zooming in shows it just pixilated... THX

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I found this reference online and I'm not near a Rebel at the moment to look, but it says there are marks on the shifter shaft and rear shifter crank that are supposed to be lined up. Maybe it's a 2nd gen feature - don't remember seeing this on any of my 1st gen bikes.


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