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gear star shift adjuster, sized

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Batten, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Batten

    Batten XS650 New Member

    Looking at the shifter star it is not central to the shifter arm. Manual shows release shift arm, release lock tabs, undo lock nut, screwdriver slot till shift star is central. My adjuster is seized, any help pleeeeeese
  2. grizld1

    grizld1 Grumpy old man Top Contributor

    The adjuster is very hard to turn; that's normal, and the manuals don't see fit to mention it. As you've discovered, it won't budge with a screwdriver alone. You can use a screwdriver bit on a breaker bar or a screwdriver with a hex shank with an adjustable wrench (spanner on your side of the pond) to turn. Push down hard with one hand and turn with the other, it'll move.
    gggGary likes this.
  3. Batten

    Batten XS650 New Member

    Cheers bud. Just reluctant to try to hard and bust it. Will give that a try in the morning.
  4. Batten

    Batten XS650 New Member

    Cheers for that link. Did any of the parts make a diffrence. Pins , spring , plate.
    While i have mine apart if the pins , spring and plate make a then i will replace them.
    I have a good friend with a machine shop that should be able to make parts
  5. Batten

    Batten XS650 New Member

    Sorted, good screwdriver and a spanner. Looked all over for one of those adjustable wrenches..
  6. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Yes, but it's a little more than that. How they interrelate, and how well they do their job makes the difference...

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