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10/01/2005 11:18:14   erik   Hi, can anyone explain to me how to adjust the gearlever-linkage because I find the Haynes explanation too unclear. Problem is that my gearbox 'crunches' when I shift up or down to 2nd gear. It is however not always the case and there is not ever a problem in 1st or 3rd gear. Sometimes it is really silky smooth so I suppose it's not the gearbox itself but indeed the linkage !?  
10/01/2005 11:20:29   erik   Sorry, also forgot to mention that my car only wants to be ridden with freewheel, no matter how you put the plastic lever.  
10/01/2005 11:44:05   Richard   There are two 13mm bolts up under the dash either side of the steering column, they are vertical and go through the steel bracket and into the column from above. Loosen the bolts and move the steering column suround (the bit with the key in it) towards the gear ie pull back for second. You only need to move it a bit. If your linkage has play in its joints, or the flexi coupling is soft you will have problems selecting the gears in the upward plane (gear lever).  
10/01/2005 11:47:36   Richard   13mm or 1/2 AF is the spanner size not thread, sorry for the wrong terms.
I would imagine somthing on the gearbox selector or engagement mechanism has broken for the freewheel not to work at all.  
11/01/2005 18:26:11   Alistair   Re: the freewheel issue - Are you saying it won't disengage the freewheel, even with the lever pulled out all the way?

If so, is it attached at the other end? Or is the plastic pivot at the end of the linkage chewed up?  
12/01/2005 07:45:41   Richard   You can undo that and check it.  
12/01/2005 11:04:49   erik   It is as Alistair is saying : it won't disengage. The plastic pivot seems to be allright. Is the pivot supposed just to MOVE the axe that goes into the gearbox by means of the excentric hole or does it actually has to ROTATE this axe ?  
13/01/2005 13:04:51   Alistair   The pivot does actually move the arm from the operating fork (which the pivot is attached to) as you describe, so as to slide the f/w locking sleeve into the f/w hub to lock it.  

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