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xluben
01-11-2007, 10:31 PM
http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/7937/shortshifter003mediumnv4.jpg

there it is! haha.

just something to kill some time, and test if i really understood what the short shift adapters do (move the linkage further up the shift lever).

installed similar to this:

http://syclone.motocrew.com/CG5/dcss.htm

the (3) bolts straddle the shift lever (the smaller hole next to the bolts was a measurement error).
the top left hole is for the linkage (the two brown things hold it on, pretty good fit, btw).
the lower hole is for the normal linkage connection bolt (that's what all the washers are for).

it works decently well for what it is. shortened the throw noticeably.
drove around for about 5 minutes and it was already wiggling loose,
though. i put some loctite on the bolts/nuts, so hopefully it'll stay
tight a bit longer. even with the loctite it probably won't stand up to
much abuse, and with normal use would probably wear out quite
quickly, but i ordered a short shift adapter off ebay already, so hopefully
it'll hold up longer. this little experiment has given me some optimism
for when the "real" one arrives!

Lunchbocks
01-12-2007, 02:30 PM
Holy ghetto.