Time to fine tune your gear lever
Make your mark
The position of the gear lever on the selector shaft is critical, so before you remove it mark its position with a pen so you don’t get confused. Undo the retaining bolt and slip the lever off the splines.
Remove the assembly
Unbolt the entire footrest assembly then clamp securely into a vice. Check the rose joints and the rubber seals that protect them: if they’re binding they’ll need replacement.
Clean and grease
Take a Scotchbrite pad and clean off any corrosion from the gear lever pivot. Reassemble and grease any parts that require lubrication. Refit any washers and spaces and wipe away excess grease.
Treat your bolts
It’s common for the footrest to be bolted through the gear lever using the footrest shaft as the pivot. Refit the hanger and linkage as one. Apply threadlock then torque up to correct value.