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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Yes, the Vulcan has a poorly designed shift mechanism. Dropping the bike on the shifter is often enough to do considerable damage, and you have to split the cases to repair it. I have dropped a lot of dirt bikes, hard enough to turn the shifter into a pretzel, and never did any internal damage. At least yours is only the shaft. Often the shift forks get bent, and the bike won't shift at all.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike