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post #11 of 27 Old 08-20-15, 11:39 Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone. Those are some good ideas. Are there any bushings in the shift linkage that could be worn out?
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post #12 of 27 Old 08-20-15, 12:23
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Originally Posted by jdgun_13 View Post
IN back to back testing the shift spindle has made the shifting not as smooth,requiring more effort & harder to find neutral and i have hit more false neutrals since i installed it.
My bike has never had a smooth shifting transmission since I bought it... from using stock rearsets, to using attack rearsets, with or without the shift spindle.
My 2006 Daytona & 2012 675R both were smoother in every aspect, from stock to using attack rearsets.
I just installed my Sato spindle holder on my 2012 STR and rode almost 300 miles with it now. I using the Triumph quick shifter and Daytona rearset. To be honest, it didn't make my shifting any smoother (I'm thinking this is more of a transmission behavior. With that said, it did make my gear selection more solid/positive - most of the slack from the shifter was gone. I haven't had any false gearing yet.
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I've only got about 120 miles with mine installed, but it definitely feels better. "more positive" is about as good as I can describe it as well, it takes any vague feeling out and it just feels almost like an on/off switch, Yes in gear, No it isn't.

I use Triumph quickshifter and stock rearsets. 8K miles on a 2012.

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@airrix @topgunz1 that's the whole point of the spindle holder. it's suppose to give you a more positive gear engagment; it has nothing to do with smoother, smoother would be on yourself and the oil you use.

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missing shifts is not cool. make sure you are using good oil and your shift linkages are not loose.
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Does anyone know if there are bushings in the linkage that are replaceable?
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No replaceable bushings. All the pivot points should be dissasembled occasionally and cleaned and greased.
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Like he said...

Originally Posted by Glocken View Post
Sato shift spindle holder. Preload your shifter. Kick it harder. Change the oil.
Ditto above...

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Shift spindle did nothing but improved the shifting. there is no way stiffening the shift spindle is going to degrade this adding the chance false neutrals or making it harder to find neutral it only improves on all of that. Im not certain, but these people might want to look into their abilities before blaming this product
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Has anyone used the Triumph aftermarket shift spindles?
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