Shift Lever Side-to-Side Slop
My shift lever has a lot of side-to-side slop, probably since I got the bike (March 2012). That is, I haven't noticed any change in the two seasons (but I'm not the most sensitive guy -- ask my first wife).
When I was at a Victory demo ride a couple of months ago, I checked a bunch of the bikes, and they all had less play. I asked one of the dealer people there, and he moved it around, and pronounced it OK... but he wasn't their mechanic.
So, my question is whether anyone's done similar comparisons with their shift lever -- if you felt yours had a lot of slop -- and, if so, have you adjusted it?
I have the shop manual, and it's not a lot of help in this area. I'm talking about the pivot area that the arrow points to in the pic, and left-right movement. That knurled round thing (bolt?) on the inside seems tight -- I tried to move it with a crescent wrench wrapped around a rag -- but it also seems well protected from an Allen key (if it really is an inside-hex bolt) by the cramped quarters there.
Oh, yeah, c. 18,000 miles on the bike, maybe half of that highway riding.
2012 XCT (SOLD)
: HeliBars; Centramatics; PC-V; Lloydz air filter; 11" Madstad; Rivco LED mirrors; Doran TPMS; Stebel horn; Motolights; CustomLED trunk flasher; KewlHeel shifter; CycleOps trunk rack; BeadRider seat; Vibranator bar ends; Passenger grab handles; Powerlet outlets; Handlebar RAM mount; RicZ laydown plate; Brukus SaddlebagSecure; 14" flexible antenna; RAM cupholder on trunk; shock Schrader valve relocation.