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these are what I have, don't know if it will help.
Not to get off topic but, where did you get those primary cover plugs.
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Not to get off topic but, where did you get those primary cover plugs.
came with the bike, maybe stock for the xls?
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... I see that your mid control shift arm is positioned down where mine is up could that be causing me problems or does its position not really matter?
Does not matter. Some designs require it up, others down. You really cannot choose once you have a set in hand.
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Wow this forum doesn't allow you to do shit...can't post attachments, can't quote messages...Anyway...in response to your last post Mick, I found that out when I tried a few different ways to adjust the shifter on my set up...no matter what way I tried it hit something, not allowing it to push/pull all the way to shift gears...just put it back to mid control and actually found that it's popping out of 2nd when I accelerate...guess I have to look into the clutch/gears now...
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...just put it back to mid control and actually found that it's popping out of 2nd when I accelerate...guess I have to look into the clutch/gears now...
Difficulty getting into gear is typically a clutch problem; slipping out of gear once firmly in is typically a transmission problem.

However, for any of these problems i always check the clutch adjustment first. Easy, no dismantling required. Just follow all of the steps in the factory service manual, or in the Sticky.
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Thanks Mick...I'm going to give it a try this weekend and see how the adjustment helps.
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