Having been inspired by John Vine's excellent article in Lowflying, I thought that I'd take a look at my CSR200's quickshift lever. I've had the occasional issue over the years with replacement of the saddle at the base of the lever and that's been done again recently. However, there's still excessive lateral "waggle" in the lever. Say about 1cm lateral movement when siting in 1st gear for example. Having removed the lever it's apparent that this slack is in the spherical bearing part of the quickshift. I've a new quickshift on order and I'm hoping that this will sort the issue. Has anyone any experience of removing the short angled top extension piece to the lever, which I'm assuming is peculiar to the CSR (swoopy dash?)? I'm presuming (hoping) that it's a screw-on attachment and a wrestle with vice and molegrips will be the order of the day. Any extra information would be most welcome.
With thanks, Roger