Pretty in Pink, dunno why
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
The bolt can come loose, which opens up the 'clamp' on the gear shift lever. Through repeated use the tips of the splines on the lever get worn off and it slips.
At that point, the lever is pretty much toast, but if you tighten up the clamp the tips of the spines on the shaft will engage the roots of the splines on the lever well enough to work.
It'll eventually go bad, though. And pretty quickly, which is why I said 'Keep an eye on it' and recommended looking at a replacement.
I had a kick starter on an Ossa Pioneer that had about half the splines stripped out of the lever. Most of the time I could make it work. The rest of the time it hurt. Hurt bad.
I check the tightness of the gear shift lever at every oil change, right after doing the balancer tension adjustment.
Tom [email protected]
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