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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 08-11-2017, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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Stupid is as stupid does

I feel like an ass. A simple job and I broke something to fix something. Installed the shift brace today but in the process I broke the shift pedal. Damn. Yeah, so when spreading the gap to remove the pedal don't take the bolt all the way out yet. I went too far with the bolt all the way out and broke off the end of the pedal. So now my $125 dollar job just got $50 bucks more expensive, including shipping and an extra rubber. Live and learn. Can't ride it for about a week until I get the part. But I do have number 2 and 3, which is for sale. So I'll maybe ride #3 with the for sale sign and maybe actually sell it. Got a $2000 offer today, I turned it down not giving it away. And the usual scam artist who wants to send me a check and have the 'shipping company' come pick it up.
So those pedals are just pot metal and can't be fixed. Stupid is as stupid does....

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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 08-11-2017, 07:39 PM
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Just tell yourself that it already had a hair line crack in it and it could have broke while 100 miles from home.

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yup,

you just saved yourself a broken shifter 300 miles away from home
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Ok that'll work. But I still have to wait a week to find out if I have it adjusted right. I don't wait well....

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Instead of waiting, why not use the shifter off your other bike?

Why ain't we ridin'?
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Seriously thought about that but there's nothing wrong with that bike so I'll just ride it to promote selling it. Besides I can just see myself breaking that one too so.....

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Once the bolt is fully removed the lever should pull off with little effort, no spreading required.

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Well that's what I thought but it had a death grip on the shaft, not even a wiggle. While we're on the subject, I got the seal as well. Do you really have to remove the exhaust to replace it? It's not leaking so I just said screw it.

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It's not leaking so I just said screw it.
I dont think it has a thread on it

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A Wing shop did my shifter seal without removing the exhaust pipe.

Some nose and side panel disrobing was involved
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