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    Quickshift problem

    The threads on my original gear lever are knackered so I bought the rally design quickshift lever. I fitted it today however I know canít get into reverse now. It wants to go in but it is like something is stopping it. The forks are definitely going in the right way as I checked and double checked that. The only issue I can see is that the profile is slightly different on the dog leg fork see photo. Iím going to file it a bit to match the original but wondered if anyone else had a similar issue?
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    Quickshift problem

    Turn the gear lever 180 then refit.

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    Re: Quickshift problem

    Quote Originally Posted by redhf View Post
    Turn the gear lever 180 then refit.
    certainly a defo on a type 9 been there

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    Re: Quickshift problem

    Yep me to lol.turn it round that will sort it

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    Re: Quickshift problem

    Quote Originally Posted by wildo105e View Post
    certainly a defo on a type 9 been there
    Its not a Type 9 ! ! ! A type 9 doesn't have a screw thread - they are bolted in!

    Back to the OP - there is an obvious difference and maybe some filing / re-profiling will make the difference as you suggest. The original does look more robust below the notch!

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    Re: Quickshift problem

    Quote Originally Posted by katana View Post
    Its not a Type 9 ! ! ! A type 9 doesn't have a screw thread - they are bolted in!!
    I am well aware of that, (having 2 type 9's in my garage). I was just adding that on a type 9 it definitely is an issue as i have learnt the hard way ! ! ! I assume the op knows that as well having bought the gear lever.

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    Re: Quickshift problem

    back in the day gear stick in wrong way round was really common mistake and usually resulted in forward gears but no reverse

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    Re: Quickshift problem

    Yeah it’s for 4 speed. 100% definitely put it in the correct way round as I compared to how the original one went in. When it didn’t work I did try it 180 degrees around to be sure but it was even worse, I couldn’t get the gearstick over left enough to get near reverse. When it is in the correct way it will go further left then first first but not quite enough to get reverse, I’m going to try filing it to match profiles.

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    Re: Quickshift problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Dannybe11 View Post
    Yeah it’s for 4 speed. 100% definitely put it in the correct way round as I compared to how the original one went in. When it didn’t work I did try it 180 degrees around to be sure but it was even worse, I couldn’t get the gearstick over left enough to get near reverse. When it is in the correct way it will go further left then first first but not quite enough to get reverse, I’m going to try filing it to match profiles.
    If it's a good quality gear stick you might find you have to nick it out with a small grindstone as the steel should be quite hard and won't file to easy but if it's an RD one it might be as soft as cheese.

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