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The gear shifter on my 2006 broke loose.  Took off the cover and since the break is not visible there, I've been told it's likely the tie rod from the shifter to the turn drum and the case will have to be split to get access to where it needs to be repaired.  Since that's pretty labor intensive, can you give me an estimate of how many hours of labor a repair shop will likely charge to pull it apart that much to get it fixed?

Hello Sue,

Which cover did you take apart? Not the clutch...!
You only need to take apart the small cover on the left side, where the shift rod goes out of the engine.
You don't have to remove the engine and/or split the crankcase.
Please send me the bike's VIN number, so to be able to send you accurate instructions on troubleshooting and repair.

Also send me feedback on the following.

Is your shift pedal dead? i.e. goes up and down without shifting and without return to the rest

Does it return but not shifting?

If you pull the shift rod, like you want to take it out of the engine, what happens?
Does it come off? (without cover removed!!!)

Waiting for your response.

Best Regards,
Lazaros Ampatzidis.

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Lazaros Ampatzidis


I can help you on EVERY issue involving POST-1980 Japanese Motorcycles plus KTM and Husaberg. My field of expertise includes Engine, Transmission, Fuel system (carburation & EFI),Electrics and Electronics. Maintenance, repair and tuning. Road and off-road suspension tuning. Please don't ask me about non-Japanese Motorcycle, especially American built on which I have low to zero experience.


I'm a rider and hobbyist since childhood. 25 years motorcycle workshop mechanic.15 years motorcycle racing mechanic. In order of experience high to low:Kawasaki,Suzuki,Honda,Yamaha,KTM,Husaberg.

Hellenic (Greek) Technical School.Internal Combustion Engines Engineer. Automotive Electronics.

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