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The C10, aka Kawasaki Concours - The Original => The Bike - C10 => Topic started by: deuce72 on July 30, 2019, 08:14:48 pm

Title: Shifting thoughts
Post by: deuce72 on July 30, 2019, 08:14:48 pm
Instead of finding threads I will pose this question. What are the signs of shift linkage going bad. And is there anything preventative to date that I can do?

98 C10 with 62XXX as of this post.

Thanks!

deuce
Title: Re: Shifting thoughts
Post by: DC Concours on July 30, 2019, 09:59:07 pm
um. What symptoms are you trying to remedy?

Usually shifting is generally sloopy or you will feel a miss from 1 to 2. But linkages don't go bad that often. So you need more diagnosis and describe exactly what you feel. It could also be your transmission!

I don't think these linkages can be adjusted and I believe need replacing. Your bike is middle aged (or approaching end of life if you haven't cared for it) so if linkage is bad look into Tcro's linkage as an upgrade (if he still makes them). People seem to like them.
Title: Re: Shifting thoughts
Post by: billhook on July 31, 2019, 11:18:49 am
As of 2 years ago, Tcro is no longer making the upgraded linkage.

http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=67.0 (http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=67.0)
Title: Re: Shifting thoughts
Post by: Nosmo on July 31, 2019, 06:09:04 pm
The C-10 linkage is adjustable.  There is a threaded rod between the pedal and the shaft coming out of the transmission.  Loosen the lock-nuts at the ends and turn the threaded rod to lengthen/shorten as needed.
Title: Re: Shifting thoughts
Post by: deuce72 on July 31, 2019, 06:59:58 pm
So far nothing seems to be of an issue. Just wanting to stay ahead of potential maintenance.

Thanks for the adjustment tip, I will be tweaking the shifter. Yeah, too bad about T-cro no longer in production, sounds like it was a great product.
Title: Re: Shifting thoughts
Post by: DC Concours on July 31, 2019, 09:31:21 pm
I think that adjustment is for your boot fit. Not if you miss gears.
Title: Re: Shifting thoughts
Post by: Daytona_Mike on August 01, 2019, 02:40:52 pm
A lot of slop / play in the stock linkages.  Maybe  some  one has the plans  for the upgrade Tcro did. I have it and makes a big difference. Look at the pictures and maybe try and copy it.