Sticky/hard shifting repair with pics. - Page 7

Logo

    
    

Sticky/hard shifting repair with pics.

This is a discussion on Sticky/hard shifting repair with pics. within the ZR-7 Maintenance forums, part of the Kawasaki ZR-7 category; maybe it's time to admit defeat and take it to a professional .... lol...

Page 7 of 7 FirstFirst ... 34567
Results 91 to 102 of 102
  1. #91
    Supreme Being zr7_interloper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    NYC Metropolitan area
    Posts
    2,283
    Thanked
    146 times
    maybe it's time to admit defeat and take it to a professional .... lol

  2. #92
    Obo
    Obo is online now
    Supreme Being Obo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Atlantic Coast, Canada
    Posts
    4,513
    Thanked
    911 times
    Quote Originally Posted by zr7_interloper View Post
    maybe it's time to admit defeat and take it to a professional .... lol
    Now now now, it's not that bad yet. We still haven't suggested a mild explosive agent.
    2004 Kawasaki ZR-7S
    complete with extra "stuff"

    This communication may be unlawfully collected and stored by the National Security Agency (NSA) in secret. The parties to this email/message/posting do not consent to the retrieving or storing of this communication and any related metadata, as well as printing, copying, re-transmitting, disseminating, or otherwise using it. If you believe you have received this communication in error, please delete it immediately.

  3. #93
    Rising Star SoccerKyCoach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Louisville, KY
    Posts
    244
    Thanked
    1 times
    Weather was in the 60's on Sunday so I went over to my buddy's garage and tried to muscle the panel off again. Blasted EVERYTHING with the PB Blaster... panel still won't budge. Hooked up the shifter and decided to ride it up and down the street again to rotate the shifter shaft and see if it would help break the panel loose... and all that PB Blaster has the thing shifting like a dream. Smooth as butter and shifter is returning to "neutral" after both up- and down-shifts. That's all well and good as long as it's shifting like it did on Sunday... but I still wanna get that damn panel off to do some more preventative maintenance so I don't start having troubles while I'm out on a ride someday.

  4. Remove Advertisements
    RiderForums.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #94
    Obo
    Obo is online now
    Supreme Being Obo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Atlantic Coast, Canada
    Posts
    4,513
    Thanked
    911 times
    Well if you have tried all the muscle and lube you can, I concurr with Interloper. Take it to a professional. Only other option is to cut / break it and then replace it with a new/used cover.
    2004 Kawasaki ZR-7S
    complete with extra "stuff"

    This communication may be unlawfully collected and stored by the National Security Agency (NSA) in secret. The parties to this email/message/posting do not consent to the retrieving or storing of this communication and any related metadata, as well as printing, copying, re-transmitting, disseminating, or otherwise using it. If you believe you have received this communication in error, please delete it immediately.

  6. #95
    Supreme Being sh0rtlife's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    the pacific north WET (portland OR)
    Posts
    2,199
    Thanked
    180 times
    you need to find an edge to slide in on...find a corner and try slowly driving a utilityknife blade into the gasket area..yeah your going to break some blades..but you will get in there..dont be shy about useing a hammer to drive them in either just dont hit them crazy hard

  7. #96
    Supreme Being shakennstirred's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Nottingham(UK)
    Posts
    1,240
    Thanked
    267 times
    when I got my bike 3 weeks ago
    one of the first jobs I did was clean and grease the gear linkage
    lovely n smooth now.
    also I moved the lever up a little to make it easier to get my boot under it
    Last edited by shakennstirred; 06-02-13 at 03:23 AM.

  8. #97
    Newbie cooks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    10
    Thanked
    2 times
    I was gonna do this to help with my bike today but the bolt (130) in the attached image is rounded.

    canvas.png

    It's very hard to get it, not much space for vice grips or pipe wrench etc. Any ideas?

  9. #98
    Supreme Being Doug Hyde's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Delaware
    Posts
    1,035
    Thanked
    36 times
    I have a set of these which have saved me a few times: Sears.com



    Quote Originally Posted by cooks View Post
    I was gonna do this to help with my bike today but the bolt (130) in the attached image is rounded.

    canvas.png

    It's very hard to get it, not much space for vice grips or pipe wrench etc. Any ideas?
    2015 Versys 650 ABS
    (Former owner 2003 ZR-7S)
    ZR7OA No. 984, AMA, Retreads Int'l., MSTA

    Mods/Farkles: Puig "Touring" windscreen, Givi hand guards, BMW Sport Grips, Omni-Cruise throttle lock, Motowerk mirror extenders, SW-Motech gas cap mount tankbag, Denali Mini Soundbomb horn, Mag-Knight tank pad, SW-Motech luggage rack and side racks, Givi E-22 side cases, RKA 36L rack bag, Motorwerk side stand foot, Motowerk highway peg set-up, SW-Motech wide foot pegs, SW-Motech GPS shelf, decalectomy

  10. #99
    Obo
    Obo is online now
    Supreme Being Obo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Atlantic Coast, Canada
    Posts
    4,513
    Thanked
    911 times
    Quote Originally Posted by cooks View Post
    I was gonna do this to help with my bike today but the bolt (130) in the attached image is rounded.

    canvas.png

    It's very hard to get it, not much space for vice grips or pipe wrench etc. Any ideas?
    You might have to do the center punch / chisel option.

    2004 Kawasaki ZR-7S
    complete with extra "stuff"

    This communication may be unlawfully collected and stored by the National Security Agency (NSA) in secret. The parties to this email/message/posting do not consent to the retrieving or storing of this communication and any related metadata, as well as printing, copying, re-transmitting, disseminating, or otherwise using it. If you believe you have received this communication in error, please delete it immediately.

  11. #100
    Obo
    Obo is online now
    Supreme Being Obo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Atlantic Coast, Canada
    Posts
    4,513
    Thanked
    911 times
    2004 Kawasaki ZR-7S
    complete with extra "stuff"

    This communication may be unlawfully collected and stored by the National Security Agency (NSA) in secret. The parties to this email/message/posting do not consent to the retrieving or storing of this communication and any related metadata, as well as printing, copying, re-transmitting, disseminating, or otherwise using it. If you believe you have received this communication in error, please delete it immediately.

  12. #101
    Up-And Comer makenzie71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    137
    Thanked
    5 times
    Go to harbor freight and get a small pair of needle nose locking pliers (vice grips)...and lock them way the hell down on the bolt.

  13. #102
    Newbie cooks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    10
    Thanked
    2 times
    I tried the punch etc.

    Took it to a friend who is a mechanic, he was able to get a pair of small vice grips onto it, More tools, strength and experience prevaled.

    The cover was hard to get off too, sprayed wd40 anywhere it might be stuck. After a while and a bit of knocking with abit of wood from the back end it came out.

    Feels like a new bike now :-). Thanks for the thread OP.

Page 7 of 7 FirstFirst ... 34567

Remove Ads

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

2003 yamaha fjr 1300 shifting shaft noise?

,

fjr1300 hard to shift

,

how to fix a sticky foot shifter on a motorcycle

,
king quad shift hard
,

klr 650 hard shifting

,

my 01 650 vstar shifts hard

,
my 650 vstar shifts hard
,

troubleshooting hard shifting on a 300 king quad the foot shifter

,
why does my 2002 king quad 300 shift stiff
,

zr7 gear change issues

Click on a term to search for related topics.