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    Clutch lever CM400T now high gears only...

    The bike ran fine, better than ever, I was just fine tuning and was told clutch lever shouldn't be
    90 degrees off motor should be about 120 or so back from front, so i changed it as described in manual. See attached image. The bike was in neutral when I changed the lever, spring and push rod...
    Now I only have
    3rd and 4th gear if lucky, no neutral and no 1st and 2nd. Shifting is hard and only from 3rd to 4th.
    I adjusted clutch cable but no way works....
    Any help greatly appreciated. Clutch lever CM400T now high gears only...-screenshot_20190510-173637.jpgClick image for larger version. 

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    Changing the clutch lifter parts, in the outer cover, has nothing to do with the shift mechanism. You have another problem, take the cover back off and look behind the clutch assembly to see if everything is in the right order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike in idaho View Post
    Changing the clutch lifter parts, in the outer cover, has nothing to do with the shift mechanism. You have another problem, take the cover back off and look behind the clutch assembly to see if everything is in the right order.
    Everything was fine till I changed it out, the lever... this is what puzzles me.

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    Such as shifting linkage thrust washer.... ? Not sure what to look for. I did lay the bike on its side to replace lever.

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    Reset the lever back to the original position. When everything is new and correct the case lever will be at the 10:30 to 11 o'clock position. As the clutch frictions wear the lever will approach the 12 o'clock position.
    12 o'clock is in relation to the case/cover mating surface which would be 3 and 9 o'clock
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