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congrats skub! be sure to give us feedback after you complete a couple test rides. that’s a bearing in the large hole yes? could always paint it a different color if you want. looks like it’s all machined.
 

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I rode with both of the supports.. The first one had the fixed bearing. It eliminated some play, but it wasnt possible to have it in perfect alignment. If I tightened it , you could feel drag on the shift shaft.

This one allows for perfect alignment. Plus, you can re- set this alignment every time you need to remove and install the cover. I wish I would have invented it. I love parts like this. Parts you dont need, but are cool to have? Maybe that's the category?

Can you imagine how confused they must be at Webike? Who would have predicted a run on the supports?

Do you guys know of any other z900 stuff we might be able to take advantage of?
 

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Yes. But order as well the tool to remove the OEM sleeve.
Done! Thanks for posting this up. (y)

I've tried before to fix that sloppy lever,but I didn't know there was a ready made solution. I very nearly bit for a set of rearsets,so if this works it'll save me a few quid.
 

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Murph made this shift bearing for the concours 14. I bought a kit, and really liked it. I asked him of he would consider building one for the ninja/z1000. He said he would, but he needed a lever. I sent him my lever so he could measure it and install the bearings. I bought a spare lever assy, on ebay, a d sent it to him.

On the lever I sent him, the sleeve was simple to remove. You could slide it out with your fingers. I had to use some loctite "bearing and stud" compound to make the bearings a tight fit. Its suck a poorly made part, who knows what the dimensions will be.

It surprises me tha they run a quickshifter through a part that has this much play. This would be a serious improvement if a person had a quickshifter.

It doesnt remove all the play. The rose joints, or hemi joints we use are not very high quality, either, but the beari g removes at least 50% of the play.
 

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Murph made this shift bearing for the concours 14. I bought a kit, and really liked it. I asked him of he would consider building one for the ninja/z1000. He said he would, but he needed a lever. I sent him my lever so he could measure it and install the bearings. I bought a spare lever assy, on ebay, a d sent it to him.

On the lever I sent him, the sleeve was simple to remove. You could slide it out with your fingers. I had to use some loctite "bearing and stud" compound to make the bearings a tight fit. Its suck a poorly made part, who knows what the dimensions will be.

It surprises me tha they run a quickshifter through a part that has this much play. This would be a serious improvement if a person had a quickshifter.

It doesnt remove all the play. The rose joints, or hemi joints we use are not very high quality, either, but the beari g removes at least 50% of the play.
I agree that it doesn’t remove completely the slack but it did make a difference. On my 2020 Z1000R, the sleeve was difficult to remove and I was happy to have the proper tool to remove it.
 

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Steph, that's the problem, isnt it? That piece is so poorly made that the play level isnt consistent from bike to bike.

What does the removal tool look like? I imagine a round tube? We need to find an upgrade for those joints. Something we can deal with, at home.
 

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Steph, that's the problem, isnt it? That piece is so poorly made that the play level isnt consistent from bike to bike.

What does the removal tool look like? I imagine a round tube? We need to find an upgrade for those joints. Something we can deal with, at home.
I got my kit today,hopefully get it fitted sometime later.

The removal tool is the alloy bar on the left,RC.

 
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