XS650: Shift Shaft Bearing Supported?   Leave a comment

I posted this picture of Ivan’s the other day

Ivan’s Kickstart Support

and it got me to thinking…if he is looking for stronger and more positive kickstart operation could this be adapted for gear shifting? There is enough room. All the way through. For both right and left foot shift operation.

not much room here…could replace with a bearing seat, welded and machined, or machine screwed into those 2 little round castings


right foot shift…space enough for exstra support


I’ve seen shift shaft supports before.


bearing shift shaft support…R6


They are supposed to transfer radial forces to the bearing, giving a lighter and more positive shift.

Worth a try?


Posted January 13, 2011 by xscafe in Motor - Gearbox

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