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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-29-2012, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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Ball joint on shifter arm broke

Need help!! while riding today the ball joint on shifter broke while shifting to 5th gear. I was able to replace with bolt for temp. fix but bike will not shift up. can shift to 1st and back to neutral but not to 2nd thru 5th HELP!!
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Need help!! while riding today the ball joint on shifter broke while shifting to 5th gear. I was able to replace with bolt for temp. fix but bike will not shift up. can shift to 1st and back to neutral but not to 2nd thru 5th HELP!!
Are you able to shift beyond neutral with the shift rod disconnected? I'm assuming you have some way to lift the rear wheel to do this test. This will reveal whether the problem is internal or in the shift linkage.
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with the bike stationary you can't shift from N to 2. that's on purpose. the rear wheel has to be turning at somewhere around 10mph. have you tried this with the bike rolling or with the rear wheel off the ground?
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