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I'm well into Winter tasks. Silverwing had general service & fork seals. VN got seals & springs. I happened to have some springs(don't remember from what)that seemed good for it-same OD & wire size,progressive wound,+1.25" in length. On top of that I had a set of Konis sitting on my GT380 that were too stiff for it-upon searching Ikon's site I found they were for the Guzzi Le Mans III&IV. Hmmm-shaftie about the same weight as VN should work good. They are 12mm longer so may lift rear a bit & with the forks up 30mm the steering may be close to the quickness I'm looking for. Put a new front tire on so maybe the only thing left is doing something w reversed shift pattern. Does anyone know if the internal link can be flipped 180 to preclude adding an external link w shifter pivoting by foot rest. I have a conventional lever mounted backwards giving racer style pattern like my Guzzi had. I can live with it but in my confusing "Golden Years" jumping from bike to bike might become a problem. Thanks,GJ
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He's got the shifter on backwards so it's 1 up 4 down.remember he made mids.

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NOPIX??!!

I've surfed looking for a photo of the linkage w side cover off but haven't found one. Just wondering if there is room to allow the link to work diagonally.
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Here is a link to Bike Bandits parts diagrams. You will have to click on "transmission" in the left sidebar, then "OEM parts", then "change mechanism"
http://www.bikebandit.com/oem-parts/...hine1#sch46655

Hope this helps, but I do not think you can do what you have described.

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Thanks,but I'm well acquainted w parts diagrams. I was hoping to find a shot of the mechanism w the cover off. I wish there had been a version of this engine w the shift shaft coming straight out through the side cover. I'll just have to pull the cover and see. The alternative would be to change the patterns on my XV500 & Futura to match but the GL650 doesn't have the external linkage so it is stuck w the conventional pattern. It would take a lot of "Rube Goldberg" to change that one.
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The shift shaft runs across the motor to the right side. Seeing the cover off the left side wouldn't give you much information.....
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not so maybe

I tried to add a PS to last entry but it didn't work. Much eloquent BS was lost but I found the answer on Clymer pg186 showing the oil pump right above the linkage making my idea impossible.
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i have the right side off mine if it helps
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i can run out and take a close up. sorry was not thinkin right. what you need to see is inside the inner cases

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