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I have a 1996 GL1500 Interstate with a heel toe shifter. I make an adjustment so I can upshift and downshift but it soon gets out of adjustment and I can't shift. I make an adjustment and it goes out again. The shift linkage has a tube with threads on the inside, two threaded studs (like a bolt with no head on it, just threads), two nuts, and two pieces with threads on the inside (part A attaches to the heel/toe shifter and the part B attaches down by the engnie). They are assembled as follows:
1) Part A is attached to heel/toe shifter.
2) One end of the stud 1 is screwed into part A and the other end is screwed into the tube.
3) A nut is on stud 1. Don't know if it should be tightened against part A or the tube.
4) One end of the stud 2 is screwed into part B and the other end is screwed into the other end of the tube.
5) A nut is on stud 2. Don't know if it should be tightened against part B or the tube.
6) Part B is attached to the shifter on the engine.

Hope this makes sense. I can't figure out how to make the adjustments stay. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
LarDog
 

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Pictures are needed here.

I recommend using thread locker!
 

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Tighten the nut to both ends of the tube. That will lock the adjustment in place where you set it.
 

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Just tighten the nuts is all you should need
 

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If I tighten the nuts on both studs up against the tube, the studs screwed into part A and B are both loose. I don't have room to add an additional nut on the stud. Here is a pic (as an attachment, hope it works)
 

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Tighten the studs into the eye bolts "A" &"B", use locktite if you wish. then run the nuts down to the eye bolts, do not tighten them. Run the studs into each end of the turn buckel (tube). Install on the bike, legthen the assembly as needed by turning the turn buckle. Once you are satisfied with the adjustment, run the nuts down against the turn buckle and tighten them against the tube. No locktite needed here.
 

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If I tighten the nuts on both studs up against the tube, the studs screwed into part A and B are both loose. I don't have room to add an additional nut on the stud. Here is a pic (as an attachment, hope it works)
The studs should not be loose in A & B unless worn or wrong size or whatever. If it is only engaging A & B with two threads yeah that might be a problem.

May need new or longer studs or shorten tube with longer studs to almost bottom out in A & B for a better fit. No way the threaded rod should have a loose fitting in any component unless worn.
 
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