View Full Version : 749 GP Shifting

06-21-2004, 05:18 PM
So, I tried flipping my shift linkage around so I could do a GP shifting but the linkage just doesn't quite work that way. The main linkage arm rubs on the frame just a little bit and the ball joint nut rubs on the sproket guard plate. That won't do. I could always take the dremel to the sprocket cover but that still leaves the linkage rubbing on the frame just a bit.

So, if you guys have a 749 or 999 and have gone the way of GP, please post and tell me which shift lever you bought or how you modified your stock setup to do it.

Based on this post (http://www.clubdesmo.com/discus/messages/4/9842.html?1085749037) on ClubDesmo's forum, maybe the easier, cheaper solution is to get a used 748 linkage and flip the lever over on the shift spline.

CycleCat has one (http://www.cyclecat.com/SL1-1.htm) that works on the 748 but I don't know if it fits right on the 749 and it's $95!

Section8Superbike has a GP shift lever that's supposed to work for $45 part #966056AAA.

Anyone have some advice?

Jim is Cool
06-21-2004, 10:15 PM
Try the 748 lever, or find a honda part, the late 90's VFR has a lever that works on most bikes since it's short and straight. I have one on my ST4s that Randy had laying around. :D

06-22-2004, 08:13 AM
the section8 looks like a good piece to me. and for only 45 bucks....that's easier than monkeying around with some other parts that aren't designed for our bikes anyway. the only other way i've seen it done is to take out the dremel tool.