Gear Changer Disconnected
I was having electrical problems where my bike would start fine but die near the end of my commute. Each time I would jump start it by shifting into second, pushing it down a hill and popping the clutch. Most of the times everything went well, but the last time I did this I had a lot of trouble shifting into second. I pushed and pulled the gear changer hard and finally forced it to shift. After fixing my issue (it turned out to be a bad battery, which was a Yausa AGM, less than a year old), I rode my bike without issue for a week. Then on one commute, going at slow speed through congested roads, the gear changer just went limp. It's still connected firmly to the rod that goes into the crankcase, but it now hangs in the lower position. There's no resistance when I move it up. There is an upper position where it won't rotate further so it does feel like internally, the rod is connected to something else. Looking at the parts diagram, I am thinking the tie-rod (part 39110) came loose. I'm planning to open up the crank case to take a peek, but I can't find any instructions on getting to that part. Can anyone point me in the right direction?