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I'd also recommend repositioning the arm on the gear shift shaft ("gearchange control lever") down a bit more so it has a better angle for downshifts.

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yep. that's what I was referring to (just didn't know the proper name for it).
looks like it will need a longer rod to get the right geometry.
I agree; I was thinking you meant the foot pedal. The rod is length adjustable (reverse threads at one end; be careful).
 

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I'll look into adjusting the gear lever, was thinking about doing a reverse shift pattern though, eliminates problems upshifting in corners for sure! Unfortunately it's going to have to wait, I went out for a little shakedown ride to make sure she is ready for barber next weekend and I think the alternator nut backed out... Heard a series of "rattles" before I pulled into a random gas station and killed it... Hope it's just the alt nut, but I have a feeling there will be a 1000ds engine going in a bit earlier than I was planning. Waiting for the truck and trailer now, I'll post up what the problem is when I get it apart.
 

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Bummed to hear about your engine.

Woodcraft sell a longer shaft to suit your rearset, I'm guessing you have the stock linkage shaft on the bike, you might not get the length you need on that. $17, cheap as chips.

www.woodcraft-cfm.com - ShiftRod712FemaleAlum

GP shift you might ditch the pedal all together and put a reverse (rear hanging) pedal on the selector shaft. I don't know if they would do more damage if you put the bike down but that might be a consideration.

I was going to suggest losing the ignition key and putting a late model cut off back on the right side clip on and something similar on the left as the ignition switch so you have a cut out on both sides and no key at all. But I guess you have a bit on now with the motor.

The dash looks cool with the alloy, how is it with sun reflecting off it?
 

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The dash is pretty low gloss, so I didn't have a problem with any reflections while the ride lasted. Going to look into that shift linkage, $17 is to good to pass up!

The motor issues do suck, but I've got backup bikes for barber next weekend.
 

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I like GP shift... almost too much! I find that I try GP shifting every time I ride another motorcycle! I finally decided to stay with conventional shifting on all my bikes so I don't break a chain or transmission by shifting down hard on a non GP shift bike...

I hope your engine issues turn out to be minor!
 

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Very nice conversion man! Ik really like the paint job.

sry to hear about your engine, kinda know the feeling...

but curious if you're going the DS route cause I will in the next weeks or so.

Cheers R.
 

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Looks Greast Thanks for sharing, I'm getting ready to do the same with a old 99 900SS. What Tracks do you run, any north.

Should be Big Fun!! And those pipes a pretty as a Nice set of :think:..........very nice cans.
 
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