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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-18-2017, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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GP shift help for L6!

Hey guys,
I'm trying to change my bike to GP shift and for the life of me I cannot get the shaft out for the shift lever to move it over to the hole on the right. I already rounded off the head for it so I tried some vice grips and this thing won't budge. Does anyone know if it's reverse thread or the trick to get it out? I already ordered a new shaft but don't want to get a bracket as they are $40!

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-18-2017, 09:44 PM
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Re: GP shift help for L6!

Someone will chime in but in the meantime, I believe that crucial parts like that, rearsets and what not have red loctite. Maybe try and heat it with a heat gun or hairdryer to break it lose.
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Re: GP shift help for L6!

What were you using that rounded it off? I would give the vice grips another shot and get them as tight as possible. Like Sam mentioned, there will be loctite on there, but it shouldn't be that hard
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GP shift help for L6!

I made sure to push the socket towards the bike when I loosened and tightened it . That way I wouldn't strip it . It's only about 1cm for the socket to grab . No reverse thread.


Edit: I had absolutely no issues removing it on my bike
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Re: GP shift help for L6!

I was using a 17mm deep well socket and yeah there wasn't much to grab on to at all. I was putting a lot of force on the ratchet and pushing towards the bike to try and bust it loose, but it wouldn't go. Eventually the socket rounded it off so I switched to vice grips. I will try it again tomorrow, but its really in there. I just bought the bike last week so I'm not too happy about it lol
It's a 750 too BTW...

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Any luck with the vice grips ?
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I was using a 17mm deep well socket and yeah there wasn't much to grab on to at all. I was putting a lot of force on the ratchet and pushing towards the bike to try and bust it loose, but it wouldn't go. Eventually the socket rounded it off so I switched to vice grips. I will try it again tomorrow, but its really in there. I just bought the bike last week so I'm not too happy about it lol
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Any luck with the vice grips ?
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I saw that too , watching a boxing match and posting did me no good .
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Re: GP shift help for L6!

I looked in my service manual and as far as I can ascertain it has thread lock 1322 medium strength and 1302 which is high strength so it may require heat to get it off. I can safely say the snap ring has been removed?

1303 - hi strength, infrequent removal

1322 - med strength stud & bearing

1342 - low strength, frequent removal

1360 - hi temp

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Thanks for the info! I figured it must have high strength thread locker... I will heat it up and try the vice grips again later today...
Yes, the snap ring had to be removed to take the shift lever off.
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Re: GP shift help for L6!

No luck getting it out today even after heating it up. I just went ahead and ordered a new bracket. Suzuki must have used permanent thread locker on it....

Thanks for the help!
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Re: GP shift help for L6!

I flipped my L6 to GP shift today and did not need to move the shifter. Still have about 1mm of clearance when shifting the bike. I did need to rotate the rod a tiny bit but that was all. This is the first bit of luck I have have putting this thing together.


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I flipped my L6 to GP shift today and did not need to move the shifter. Still have about 1mm of clearance when shifting the bike. I did need to rotate the rod a tiny bit but that was all. This is the first bit of luck I have have putting this thing together.


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What angle did you put the linkage at when you flipped it? I tried mine in a few different positions, but the shift rod would hit the case cover when shifting.... I didn't want to have the shift rod at too much of an angle.
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Re: GP shift help for L6!

Same angle as it was stock.




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Re: GP shift help for L6!

That is the angle I had mine as well and when I moved the shift lever up and down by hand to see if the rod would rub when I upshifted is when it would hit because the rod pulls up and somewhat forward. Like you said you rotated the rod so maybe that's all it needed.....
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Re: GP shift help for L6!

Mine is still in the middle too and is close, but doesn't rub.
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I flipped my L6 to GP shift today and did not need to move the shifter. Still have about 1mm of clearance when shifting the bike. I did need to rotate the rod a tiny bit but that was all. This is the first bit of luck I have have putting this thing together.


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This ^

If it doesn't automatically? fit, adjust the rod to manipulate the position on the spline.
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This ^

If it doesn't automatically? fit, adjust the rod to manipulate the position on the spline.
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Take a center punch and mark the position on the splined shaft&on the arm for the shift linkage,saves you a lot of time/frustration in the future
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Re: GP shift help for L6!

Awesome! Thanks guys!
The shaft showed up today and it already has green thread locker on it. The bracket will be here Monday. I'm just going to mount the shaft in the upper right hole to be safe!
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