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gear lever play (EASY FIX)
« on: September 17, 2017, 01:25:32 PM »
quick fix for gear lever play between the lever and shaft.

a lot of bikes will suffer from this at some point, gs's being prone to it as well. i had about 10mm slop of dead movement at the end of the shortened lever as pictured, would've been closer to 15mm on the original set up due to the extra length. thats bad! :icon_lol:

beforehand ^

and after running a thin cutting disk with a grinder through it to distance the mating faces on the clamp so that the bolt can pull the splines tighter before coming to a dead stop as the faces join.

and fitted back on the bike with zero play :thumb: nice, tighter more positive feeling shifts.

it's a dead easy fix, better off doing it before the shaft further wears out.

hope this helps someone and hey if you hear someone complaining about gear lever play on another bike chances are this technique will apply.  :thumb:
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