Remove gear lever?

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Remove gear lever?

Post by Kookas » Oct 18th, '16, 15:18

Hi, I've got half my GS in bits trying to change both sprockets and the chain but can't get this lever off. Undid the bolt and it moves on the spline but won't actually come off. The spline itself would rather move than let me take the lever off. Any ideas? Cheers

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Re: Remove gear lever?

Post by billinom8s » Oct 18th, '16, 18:38

remove the bolt completely from the lever, walk away and then get a responsible adult to help :)): :)):


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Re: Remove gear lever?

Post by Ruffian » Oct 18th, '16, 18:39

Have you removed the bolt completely or just loosened it?
As some are a pinch bolt, and some actually run the bolt in a channel on the splinew shafts


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Re: Remove gear lever?

Post by Mervin » Oct 18th, '16, 19:33

If it still refuses to budge with the bolt out jam a screwdriver in the slot and open the splines a bit it should slide off then
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Re: Remove gear lever?

Post by awkwardbydesign » Oct 19th, '16, 10:13

Mervin wrote:If it still refuses to budge with the bolt out jam a screwdriver in the slot and open the splines a bit it should slide off then
The important part is "a bit". I have snapped a clamp by overdoing it!

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