Question about 2004 Buell Lightning XB12S
But I've only owned my XB12S for about 24 hours. There is a rod that is connected to the shifter. the other end of the shifter is connected to something on the side of the transmission. Whatever that is is broke on my bike. Can anybody tell me what part I'm looking for and where I can find it?The little bracket that the other end of the rod is connected to is the shifter linkage that actually shifts the tranny. If only the aluminum bracket is broken it's an easy fix. Take it to your local H-D dealer and have them order you a new one. To remove it, you just have to pull the screw all the way out and it should slide off. (It's splined.) Now, if the SHAFT is what is broken, you can still replace it, but it will take a bit of a tranny rebuild.,,,
Posted on Nov 10, 2008
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To adjust the shift linkage and not the height of the foot pedal the shifter arm should be tight on the shifter shaft that goes into the transmission behind the primary inner case. The Shifter arm should be positioned with the top end just rear ward of the top transmission cover bolt, positioned there by its placement/orientation on the shifter shaft which is itself positioned by the shifter pawl and spring inside the transmission itself. With all of these components in place as they should be the shift linkage runs from the top of the shifter arm to the front of the bike and the shifter pedal shaft arm. To adjust the length of this shifter rod you will either loosen the lock nut and remove the bolt/threaded shaft on one end of the shifter rod and then loosen the locking nut on the rod at one end (or both ends) of the rod and turn it to lengthen or shorten (increase or decrease) the rod length on one or both ends of the linkage rod until you get it where it just fits into the shifter arm hole(s) again with the pedal sitting where you want it be, re-install all hardware and tighten all hardware etc. If you want the pedal height above a floorboard or if you otherwise just want to adjust the pedal height/position you would not adjust the shifter rod linkage but would loosen and remove the pedal arm and re-position it where you want it and then re-install it and tighten its hardware again etc. Of course you could adjust the pedal height in a small increment by adjusting the shifter linkage if the placement on the pedal rod serrations does not align the pedal close enough to the precise location you want it to be at.
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