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Broken Gear Lever

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' started by Fewy, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. Well on my way to work this morning my gear lever just broke.
    I was only 2 blocks from work so i was ok in that regard.
    I am now stuck in first and or neutral.
    I have hunted around for a replacement and finally found one at Mick Hone in Box Hill. So i have to get to Box Hill either in 1st or by PT.
    I would rather ride as i can swap it out at the shop. The problem i am having is trying to get the bike into 2nd as i don't want to ride in 1st all of the way. I am trying push it into 2nd with the available linkage but it just won't engage. Is there trick i can try or am i stuck in 1st.
    Its a gsxr 750 1987 model.

  2. would vice grip plyers do the trick? (and stay attached?)

    now theres an idea ;)
  3. I was without tools thats why i ask for a tip.
    I have now taken the linkage off the spline and moved it around a bit to give me more leverage.
    2nd has been found.
    Now we can all get some sleep.