This is a discussion on Budget Parts-Bin Bultaco within the Project Builds forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; One of my bikes has some monkey motion that goes through an engine mounting plate. There is a ball bearing recessed into the plat to ...
One of my bikes has some monkey motion that goes through an engine mounting plate. There is a ball bearing recessed into the plat to support the shift shaft and reduce friction. Even with that, it's very susceptible to get stiff if there is any distortion of the plate. Works fine if set up right. You may want to build it around ball bearings rather than bushings.
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Just leave it on the right. My Sportster is a right side shift. It is easy to get used to. If I move the pegs back, I'll probably just flip the lever and have a right side GP shift pattern. One weekend many years ago I was racing at Grattan. Our endurance bike was an RZ350 with standard shift. My sprint bike was an XL500 with GP shift. I rode another guys Triton with right side GP shift and another guys Triumph 650 with right side standard shift. I only missed 1 shift the entire weekend when I tried to downshift with the brake at the end of the front straight. I still made the turn, but scared one of my friends as I blew by him on the inside.
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Yeah, that's not me. I had a BSA B50SS as my regular ride for almost a year. I never quite stopped trying to upshift with the underside of the brake pedal. I've had my Can-Am Spyder for four years now and after a ride on my Honda I'll still try to grab the front brake that's not there.
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I dragged all these parts out and did something! I finished the four frame lugs, cut the tubing to length, and mocked up the seat loop. I've decided to have it professionally welded. Unfortunately, my neighborhood welder can't get me in for about 3 weeks.
I also have rear frame supports extensions from the same stock which are not shown in this photo.
I even had about 20 minutes to mock up a tail cowl out of cardboard and tape.
Last edited by Tanshanomi; 07-20-2017 at 10:14 PM.
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