How To: Update older model shift segment

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  1. Apr 4, 2011 #21

    one2dmax

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    The segment and clutch are two completely different items and they won't even have a clue that the segment can even be updated. I see you have a 2000 listed so it's got the newer segment anyway.

    I'm also sure they didn't do the DD Clutch mod unless you got someone really Vmax.
     
  2. Jun 25, 2011 #22

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    hi all, am just about to install new segment ,so far been easy job ,however what worries me is i havent been able to trace the old dowel that dropped out ,tried flushing it out ,and probing around with a magnet,i don't really no what else to do! is it possible the dowel could have been chewed up ?
     
  3. Jun 26, 2011 #23

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    I'm sure it's in there somewhere, but it probably dropped from the little alcove for the clutch down into the actual oil pan. I was lucky and found all the pins that had fallen out of mine in the little alcove so they were all accounted for.

    I'd get a strong magnet and slide it around the oil pan, covering all of it(hoping to grab the pin through the pan), then slide it where you could get a pencil magnet down through the space at the clutch, see if you can fish it out. I also wouldn't be surprised it it's stuck to the oil drain plug's magnet....maybe get a catch pan and pull it? Just get a clean container and put the oil back in afterward if it's not time for a change yet.
     
  4. Jul 7, 2011 #24

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    just chg another segment, man it runs way better now, shifts smooth............
     
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    Just ordered all the parts above, because now and again when accelerating in 2nd (after a textbook shift) Max will rev and lurch twice as if it was slipping into gear after a bad shift.
    I'm hoping it's something like old oil playing with the clutch or a bad shift segment but as I'm going to have the motor out in a week or two to put in solid mounts and a new shifter oil seal I thought I'd try this too
     
  6. Apr 21, 2013 #26

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    Thank you Youkon for the write up and the all the photo's. I was not sure if I could have done it so easily and as fast, under 3 hours, without the step by step photo's and comments. It looks as easy as the photo's show. I now have a new clutch and the updated shifter segment in place and the finding the gears is much better and clutch lever feels normal again. I had lost 2 of the pins with the older style neutral and 5th.
     
  7. Sep 8, 2016 #27

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    Hello I have a 98 vmax I put in the new shift segment while cycling through the gears the arm that rides on the star falls behind it.
    any help please. Can I put a washer behind the arm? Or is something else wrong or missing?
     
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    Did you pull the shifter rod from the other side of the bike back into place?
     
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    I took it apart and put it back together now its working thanks
    not sure why
     
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    Glad you found it.
     
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    Do you still have the pictures? If so, would you be willing to post them again on IMGUR or another site where you can link to them?
     
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    Pics are good, you'll need a browser ext. to view them now. Thanks to Photo Bucket. This all inspired me to do this upgrade today. The parts are sitting in a box next to my bike.
     
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    This is AWESOME news, also for the other forums I attend!:clapping::th_peace:

    :party:
     

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