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I have two gear shifters and i don't know how to use the left hand shifter

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  • justinbowen2 Jul 14, 2009

    It is a twist, it has 6 gears on the right, and an H and a L with little lines in between them. When i shift to the sixth gear, it doesn't do anything, but when i shift to the sixth gear and move the other gear to the H, my chain rubs against the shifter.

  • Michael Smith May 11, 2010

    what type of selector does your bike have, thumb or twist?

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Where is the shifter located and what speed is the bike.

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Gears loose will not shift


    • 1Remove the bolts and nuts that secure the center console around the gear shifter with a 1/4-inch drive ratchet, a metric socket and a Phillips head screwdriver. This will expose the rubber boot. Pull back any carpet as needed to make room for the rubber boot to be pulled over the gear shifter.
    • 2 Turn the gear shifter knob counterclockwise to remove it from the top of the gear shifter. Pull the rubber boot over the gear shifter and place it on the floorboard.
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    • 3 Loosen and remove the retaining bolts at the base of the gear shifter with the ratchet and a metric socket.
    • 4 Remove the gear shifter retaining ring with the pliers. Once the retaining ring is removed, you will now be able to pull the gear shifter lever straight up through the console hole. Inspect the bushing on the pivoted area at the bottom of the gear shifter lever. Remove all of the damaged bushing from the bottom of the gear shifter lever with the pliers.
    • 5 Place the new bushing over the pivotal ball end of the gear shifter lever. Hold the gear lever with one hand and twist the bushing onto the ball end with your other hand until the bushing locks in place.
    • 6 Reverse the same steps as outlined above to reinstall the gear shifter assembly and the center console assembly. Make sure that all of the retaining nuts and bolts are tight.


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Which shifter should I change while riding?


Well, the basic principle is this: If you want a big change use your left shifter and if you want a small change use the right shifter. The right shifter is more for nuances and the left one will make a big difference in your riding speed and difficulty.

Jan 17, 2013 | Cycling

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I have a 2001 ford focus, my wife spilt water on the gear shifter and now the overdrive light will not go off even if the button is pushed


First of all...water and electrical connections don't mix well. Since the overdrive button is located on the left side of the shifter, and your wife spilled water on the shifter, the water has likely caused an electrical short.

With the ignition key off, try using compressed air to blow out any possible water or moisture around the shifer button and at the base of the shifter itself. Since the overdrive button has electrical connections inside the shifter, the water has probably caused a short. (I repeat...water and electrical connections don't mix well) If this doesn't cure the problem, you may need to disassemble the shifter mechanism and check for water or moisture. The electrical connections or wiring may be wet inside the shifter, which is likely causing the problem. Blow the areas out with compressed air and make sure everything is clean and dry. Then reassemble the shifter mechanism and reheck to see if this cures the problem.

Good Luck!

May 17, 2012 | 2001 Ford Focus

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First time driving a 1967 Triumph motorcycle coming up. Would like advice on where stuff is like clutch, brake, shifter and how to shift -- where the gears are. Thanks. Art asanfelici@verizon.net


Hi Art! First of all, congratulations on your 1967 Triumph... that's a beauty!!!

Basic things to know before riding a bike is it's parts.

Clutch is the lever you press on the left side of the handle bar.

Front disc brake is the lever on the right side of the handle bar.

Shifter is the one you're stepping on when shifting gears and is located on the left side of the engine if you're on it.

Now, you must first know if the gear is on Neutral by pushing the bike before starting the bike. If it's hard to push then the shifter is not in neutral. Press the shifter by your left foot until you are able to push the bike with ease.

Hop on the bike and start the engine. Most bikes have ignition starters but if your bike doesn't have one, then you have to turn keys to on position and use the kick starter. Rev the engine by pressing the throttle grip on the right side of the handle bar.

Engine is running and in idle position. Press the Clutch lever (left hand) and press the shifter once (left foot) DO NOT RELEASE THE CLUTCH YET!!!

Slowly press the throttle with your right hand until you hear or feel the engine purr...

Slowly release the clutch (left hand) until you fell the bike move forward.

If I am not mistaken, shifting the gears of the triumph is 1-down and 4 up...

Every time you shift gears, you need to press the clutch to release the gears.

Hope you'll have fun!!!

Ride safe my friend!!!

Don't forget your riding gears!!!

^_^

Jun 22, 2010 | 1993 Triumph Tiger

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I have been given a bike with Shimano gears.Left hand 123,Righthand 1234567.Can you give me a normal setting to start riding using them and getting used to them.


I would start out with the left gear set to 2 and the right shifter set to 4 or 5. If that's too difficult, then shift the left gear to 1.

Most people really don't shift gears on bikes much and that's a shame because it can make cycling much easier. I would advise you to take some time to learn about shifting as it will make riding much easier, especially if there are any hills around.

The left hand shifter is for the 3 large gears in between your pedals. This shifter produces the biggest change in effort. As a general rule, use the first one for uphills, the middle for flats and the last one for downhills. Of course this is all relative to your conditioning. You should attempt to maintain a pedaling cadence of 75-90 (in general) so that you always feel like the pedals are spinning and that you are not grinding it out. The right hand shifter is for the 7 gears on the rear of the bike and are used for smaller changes. Here is a link that will provide more detailed info on this subject. Happy cycling!

http://coachlevi.com/cycling/complete-beginner-guide-to-bicycle-gears-shifting/

Mar 03, 2010 | Cycling

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Ford truck shifter locked in park


For the column shifter it is on the left hand side of the steering wheel column behind the knee panel.
For the console shifter it is under the cup holder, think it is still on the left side.

For either of them, the shift interlock solenoid has a white button on it, that you can press and it will release the gear shift lever.

This is for the 2004 New Body style truck, if you have a 2004 Heritage or Lightning, it is slightly different.

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Install Shimano revoshift. bike came with shift cable not attached. how do I attach it? thanks, barry lentz


Front or rear? Is the cable not in the shifter?
If the cable is not in the shifter, there will be a screw in the shifter (made of plastic, usually black) facing outward. You open this and shift the shifter into the highest gear, then slip the cable through and out the side that accepts the cable sleeve. Then you run it through the sleeve and to its appropriate derailleur (left hand=front, right hand=rear).

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I HAVE A SCHWINN SIERRA MTN AND DO NOT KNOW HOW TO USE THE TWO SHIFTERS


Hey bud, the shifter on your right bar next to you thumb controls the gears on the rear wheel, you probably have 7 or 8 of them. The biggest sprocket in the rear is the easiest to pedal and the small sprocket in the front is the easiest. The left hand controls the front gears (the sprockets next to your feet) If you have double levers on each side just press one lever at a time while riding and take note of the difference it makes. Start w/the right shifter and don't practice in traffic...Good Luck! and Be careful ok!!!!

May 05, 2009 | Cycling

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Adjusted gear shifter incorrectly. Cannot locate neutral.


Ok.

Remove the rod altogether and get the lever in the position you want.

Once you're happy with that, pick up the rod and look at it. The threads at each end are the oppsite of each-other. One is right-handed (you turn it clockwise to tighten it up), the other is left-handed.

Take the two small locking nuts and wind them on to the correct ends of the connecting rod. DO NOT force anything if it feels like it doesn't want ot go, as you will cross-thread things and the assembly will be kaput.

Offer the rod up to the connecter at the foot pedal and the shift arm and gently screw in each end at the same time. Make sure that the threads match!! ie left handed thread on the right, and vice-versa. Once happy with the position, tighten up the locking nuts and off you go.

If you get stuck, re-post here and I'll help you further.

Ride safe!! :)

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