Hey everyone. New owner of a 1996 Triumph Adventurer and have a problem I need to address.
My buddy jumped on my bike and tried to kick start it using the shift lever = Thanks dude.
This is what resulted.
He broke the tip of the spindle off.
The bike still shifts just fine so I don't want to have to replace the whole shaft if possible.
Shifts fine with one caveat. The problem I am having is there is not enough bite for the old, and somewhat worn out lever to stay attached.
The question I have is are there other levers that have a more narrow "bite Down" area that would fit my 1996 Adventurer and stay attached when placed closer to the transmission housing.
Didn't pay a whole lot for the bike so I don't want to drop a whole lot of cash, just a fix that will have me riding in the spring. and apologies to all the purists out there I don't care about aesthetics, just functionality (for now.)
Are there other fixes for this problem? I would think welding the piece would be problematic due to heating up the other components. Perhaps bore a hole to reattach the piece?