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Re: excess gear lever movement

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:27 pm
by roger.fellows
Is there any scope for a rocker type lever arranged to avoid conflict with the kickstart and clutch lever?

Re: excess gear lever movement

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:42 am
by Bob.Murphy
Revert to hand change?

The hand change lever bracket on my Panther is fixed to the frame top tube and the tank sits over it, so the tank doesn't have to be modified.

Bob

Re: excess gear lever movement

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:39 am
by RTichard Woolnough
thanks for the suggestions but nobody has touched on the inner selector mechanism, I can shorten the lever a tad more perhaps and also cant it a little more however I may be wrong but my feeling is the inner selectors/ springs etc could be a little weak. kind regards

Re: excess gear lever movement

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:01 pm
by johnwalsh
How about an extra thick piece of hose or built up rubber boot on the end of the lever as a temporary fix.

Re: excess gear lever movement

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:40 pm
by simon.holyfield
RTichard Woolnough wrote:thanks for the suggestions but nobody has touched on the inner selector mechanism, I can shorten the lever a tad more perhaps and also cant it a little more however I may be wrong but my feeling is the inner selectors/ springs etc could be a little weak. kind regards


It's quite possible. There are two pairs of springs, a heavy set which centres the lever and a lighter set which moves the selector. I've seen the die cast spring housing crack, the springs stick and I've seen springs of mixed stiffness.

Before you go in there though, let's try and determine if it's any different from others. The military lever is very long and obviously makes a much longer stroke.

I'll be home tonight and can measure up.