Someone drove into me :(
I got hit into earlier by a car doing a U turn at a traffic light junction as I was filtering through
Leaving the gear box shaft bent going into the box! And lever!
I’m gonna try fixing it, who reckons the shaft will be able to be bent back, and can the shaft be replaced easily if not or will it need a whole new gearbox?
Could it have done more damage that what meets the eye?
Was doing about 25mph
@DTMAN sorry to here that pal. You only need to remove the clutch cover and clutch basket to remove the selector shaft. Only problem is you'be got to either straighten the shaft at least a bit to remove it from the engine. Or cut it flush with engine, and slide the remains out the clutch side. Might be worth removing the knackered lever. Then sliding a length of steel tube over the bent selector shaft and applying a bit of gentle leverage. Heat would help but you'd fry the selector shaft seal. : /
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Dayum, yeah filtering is dangerous and at 25mph well, you're asking for trouble imo.
Shaft is easy to replace however. But I would do just that, replace it.
Plenty on eBay.
If it’s bent cut it. If that’s all the damage you’re lucky. Replace the seal
I know you’re not gonna believe how long the bikes been off the road for too and first ride like 5 years normally I ride a zx6r
Thank you for all that info, I’ll pass it on to the bloke who works on my bikes to give him the heads up.
Cal maybe it wasn’t 25 at that bit but yeah fairs
Looks like I’ll get the shaft and seal replaced then
Not sure how I stumbled across this post...
Sorry if I came across a bit trite. I didn’t mean to. One of my biggest fears is other assholes on the road, another is dumb luck. I’m glad you came off ok. I never worried about accidents when I was young. Now it’s a big concern for me, and anyone I care about...
The gear change shaft seems to bend out of shape on dt’s anyway, over time. None of the ones I’ve had are straight. If you can get hold of a true one it might be worth having it heat treated before fitting? Thankfully it is a relatively easy fit & fix...
Ah no your all good man, I didn’t think that
Cheers man, I will definitely be more cautious now from it
Cheers everyone so yeah in the end my mechanic managed to bend the shaft back, slight kink in the end but gearbox seems fine and no leeks so just gonna carry on using that shaft and ordered a new lever. Saves faff and money, and seems to be good still
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@DTMAN Yeh the shaft goes through the engine and the other end just sits on the selector drum.
So there isn't a lot of damage that can happen. Just might find gear changes are not as slick with a worn shaft.
Ahh right hopefully still nice, my mechanic says it rides fine still so just have to see