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Traded forward control kits, now shift rod doesn't seem to "shift"

Discussion in 'Technical' started by No H2O, May 30, 2018.

  1. MossBerg590

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    Would that be accurate though seems the joints can be adjusted?
     
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    I figure if he give donna that measurement they will send him the right one with room to adjust.
     
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    The heim joints you can extend out but maybe not that far depending on how they are now but adding 2-2.5" to the rod would make logical sense.


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    My 06 ridge, stock rod length was 14 5/8" or so. With the extended controls rod is 16 3/8", both measurements are rod only no joints.
     
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    Donnas on vacation till Sunday, would prefer getting it sooner, no other sellers that I can find, I really want to be out riding instead of waiting
     
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    Then take it to a machine shop and have them cut you a length of round stock to length and drill and tap for you hiem joints.
     
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    It's already Wednesday. Even if she was there and you ordered it would ship tomorrow and MIGHT have it Saturday at some time if they send priority 2day.

    Welcome to the big dog club! If this little thing is all it needs you should consider yourself lucky..haha. the bike is 14 years old.

    Take this time to change the oils cause who knows last time that was done. Trans, Engine and Primary. Get to know the bike



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    I'm more comfortable ordering the rod for that year and model so I know the measurement is what it should be.

    I thought I was mechanically inclined, I think I'm hopeless - I can't even find the oil fill hole!
     
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    It's a ridgeback actually my earlier comment you can buy a dipstick for that bike haha. Donna has them too!

    The ridgeback oil tank is at the very bottom and runs right smack dab in the middle of it with the filler hole. On the right side look right in front of the rear tire it's the only piece of aluminum that is round with knurling that looks like an oil cap

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    As i saidn pack it up and come on down. I'll give Saturday but I'm racing Sunday
     
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    Just for another reference point my rod is 14 3/4 (stop laughing) and the eye to eye is 16 1/2. If you a hardware store close by (or HD ie Home Depot) get a piece of threaded rod and a coupler. You will want to take the parts with you to make sure thread sizes. This will get you the extra 2-3" you need. This will get you by until you can order the real parts.
     
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    I believe I found it, it's nearly the size of a silver dollar. Does it pull up and out like most oil caps or does it twist off?
    I've been trying both embarrassingly to no avail. I just want to know where to focus my energies
     
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    It should unscrew.... counter
    Clock wise
     
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    My research on fluids so far on a 2004 Ridgeback

    Brake Fluid: fill to top, Dot 5 or motul 600 RBF?
    Best video I could find is:


    Open Primary fluid?: dino, 75/90 gear oil, or ATF?
    Best video I could find is:


    Transmission fluid: 20oz 75/90 synthetic gear oil?
    Best video I could find is:
    (drain plug displays at 5:04)

    Engine: 3.75 Qts 20/50 synthetic V-twin oil, filter: K&N 170c
    This is the only video on changing the oil on a big dog. My dipstick isn't under the seat nor is there a fill area under the seat so I have to assume I fill new oil in the same hole as the dipstick was in...?


    Fork fluid: 10w synthetic?
    Best video I could find is:


    Any other fluids?
     
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    Tommy you’re tracking good with the videos but you don’t need the video how to on the primary oil. No where to place fluid hence the word “open”. It’s belt driven not chain so nothing to lubricate.

    New oil is added in the same hole as the dipstick and do not overfill, I’d check at 2.5qts and add slowly from there. Lots of guys on here do not suggest removing the crankcase drain plug either, (easily cross threaded if your not careful). Use the drain hose on the 107 or oil tank plug on the 117, (not sure whIch you’ve got or if the Ridge is different from the Pit and K9), I’ve never seen one. My 03 Pit had a hose to drain the oil, my 08 K9 drains by the oil tank.

    Do you have manuals? If not, check this out....
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ng3saqa5a93gehp/AADK9gFSGaAG5oirsV17JO_Oa?dl=0
     
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    So no primary fluid and no final drive fluid, that's two less things to worry about :)

    My engine is the S&S 107, no idea where the drain hose is but I'll keep searching, anyone know offhand?

    That's a good link to the manuals. I noticed they only recommend the RevTech dino 20/50 oil: "
    RevTech 20/50 motor oil is used in all Big Dog motorcycles. RevTech oil is different from other manufacturer’s oil because of its additive package. Oil used in our motors MUST be specifically designed for motorcycle air-cooled motors. Motorcycle oil usually has more additives to provide the metal-to-metal contact protection needed. We DO NOT recommend synthetic oil."
    Haven't noticed it in stock at the local bike shops, may have to order it.
     
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    Use mobile 1 synthetic v twin 20w50. Pick it up at local Wal-Mart for cheap. I use Spectro for tranny and primary, but I'm also not fortunate enough to have an open primary yet.:oldthumbsup:
     
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    EXACTLY what I use above
     

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