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Shift linkage? New foot pegs

Some times(10%) when I upshift from 1st to 2nd the shifter lever doesn't reset so you can go into 3rd. It only has 1000 miles on it (Ive only had it 2 weeks and the Multistrada is jealous). Anyone had this problem. I might have twisted the heim joints a little when I set the lock nuts after lowering the lever for the lower pegs. I put stock Buell (06 Uly) pegs on the bike which lowers the pegs 1 inch.(more comfy for this old codger).
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-18-2009, 05:05 PM
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Yeah, an adjustment might help. However, a lot of us complained about the shifting when we first got the bike...



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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-18-2009, 11:27 PM
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Had the same problem when fixed my motowerk's lowering peg. Like you, set the lock nut to my liking. Did a few short rides to do the adjustment.
Used a small pipe to bend the shifting lever slightly out to suit me.

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You're probably not dropping your toe far enough after you shift to reset the shifter....adjust the shift lever up a little. I had the same issue when I got my bike....
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Did a few adjustments and took the strain off the heim joints and all is good. Thanks for the input.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-19-2009, 10:04 AM
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MN_SMURF hit it right there.

Mine has done it since day one, i am pretty sur it is just the way i shift. I have not put lowering pegs on yet..
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There's a little more to it...



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