2015 Kawasaki Ninja 1000
Yeah these were installed by the previous owner and they're those Alibaba Chinesium metal craptastic ones that I don't like anyways, and want to change them, but I see some have a linkage that's backwards and I'd have to do a buncha **** to make it work right and I'm not interested in that.There appears to be a lot of play. We can address that later, but your shift rod is about 1/2" too long.
Ideally, we don't have a shift rod, but that isn't possible. If we have to use them, the linkage needs to be at 90 degrees from the pivot points. They can be angled, but the angle needs to be the same on the front and back.
I think I would also change the way the rear of the rod mounts to the new rearset. This would move the rod away from the spring.
I'm with you.... This is the kind of crap we deal with when you try to move pegs on a bike that was never designed to have moveable pegs.
I bet that's the problem. I have a couple new ones coming with rubber on them that are smaller so I bet that's the issue. You're a genius !I would try moving the 2 main mounting bolts down to the lower position of the 2 available , which should raise the pegs , moving the shift lever higher and it may then align better with the shift rod and see if there is any improvement. The amount of play does seems off.
Edit- Looking at these type of pegs on Ebay, which look very similar, it shows the shift rod connecting on the outer face of the peg mount, and the gear change knob (for want of a better word) has a different shape to the rear brake pedal, if yours are different shapes on each side then they appear to be on the incorrect side.
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What he said.The fixes we have mentioned are not really optional. You have to shorten the shift rod..
There are other issues, but these parts only work properly when the geometry is correct.
The rear of the rod isn't mounted properly. It drags on the kickstand spring and doesn't want to make a complete cycle. It needs to be mounted like the picture shows.
If you take these two steps, these might work.
Step 1 is to fix the rear mount. Just mount it, properly. Now, shorten the rod to where those pivot points are parallel with each other. That will help a lot.