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This past weekend I had tightened up the shifter bolt. It was really loose. Now I noticed that when downshifting from 4 to 3 -2 -1 it sometimes doesn't down shift. You think I over tightened the bolt ? Should there be SOME sloppy in there ?

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Which bolt? On anything that requires movement, you don't want binding to occur. Are all the pivot points lubed?

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the bolt that i tightened is the bolt that holds the arm to the assembly. Maybe i should check the bolt at the end opf the linkage. it is pretty tight but the shifter arm just moves front and back . that SEEMS to be ok

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While you are down there spray the bushings etc with a Teflon based dry lube.
Mask everything else off with paper. That might help. There are a dozen brands on the market. It all works good doesn't pick up dirt, slicks things right up.

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While you are down there spray the bushings etc with a Teflon based dry lube.
Mask everything else off with paper. That might help. There are a dozen brands on the market. It all works good doesn't pick up dirt, slicks things right up.
I think I may have some BLASTER Dry Lube somewhere

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This past weekend I had tightened up the shifter bolt. It was really loose. Now I noticed that when downshifting from 4 to 3 -2 -1 it sometimes doesn't down shift. You think I over tightened the bolt ? Should there be SOME sloppy in there ?
Mechanic's 101.... Go back to the last thing you monkeyed with.....
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Mechanic's 101.... Go back to the last thing you monkeyed with.....
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Good point. Maybe you pushed the shifter peddle sideways to the point where the side is is contact with the bushing? Having it on there loose may have allowed it to wallow out the spline a little and now it goes in farther than it would have when assembled from new parts. You might have to pull it out a little to establish a little side clearance before tightening. Do spray it wit lube while your there. Kickstand pivot too.

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Mechanic's 101.... Go back to the last thing you monkeyed with.....
I think that is basic for anything you start mucking with. In Engineering it is the same... "did it work before you messed with it. " That is why i always do backups!

I took the assumbly apart last night and reassembled with some dry teflon spray leaving a little 'play' in the linkage. This morning coming into to work, it worked like a charm.

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Jim, sorry to be a little dense here. Can you post a pic of the bolt you're talking about, when you get a chance?

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Jim, sorry to be a little dense here. Can you post a pic of the bolt you're talking about, when you get a chance?
ok Bill I will take a pic of it at lunch time. But it is the bolt that holds the shifter arm to the assembly. The bolt that goes through the bushings
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