Originally Posted by Conspire
...It looks like the lever has been bent, and I'm tempted to pry on it or try to bend it back with a hammer. It contacts this thing in the picture, and I can't remember if it is supposed to move freely above this part with ktm logo, or is it supposed to stop on this? I'm hoping for a quick cheap fix, because the ktm dealer is a long way to go in first gear. I only have the standard tool kit, and very little mechanical experience.
That is your clutch slave, and the shift lever is not supposed to contact it.
I would not bend the lever while it is connected to the countershaft...just my humble opinion. I would remove it...gently give it a slight bend...re-attach it to the C/S...examine it, and repeat if necessary.
While you are completing the above, you can also consider rotating the lever one tooth counter-clockwise on the shaft...
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