Replace R100RT shifter with linkage for shifter without?

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by TINK, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    I'm wondering if I can replace my shifter and linkage setup (#3, #9, #12) with a straight shifter without the linkage (#2) on my 1978 R100RT?

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  2. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    Just swap it out. Not sure why you'd want to be spanner away.

    As a side issue I have one of the heel/toe shifters ( no 9) has anybody ever managed to use them properly? you'd need the strangest shape foot.
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  3. disston

    disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    Parts number 2, 3 or 4 go into the transmission. Everything else is extra. Straight swap.
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  4. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

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    They shift better with the linkage. That is why it is there. Lot's of people retro linked their shifters back in the day for better shifting.
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  5. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    They shift much better with the remote shifter. If you want to go that route you will need a 74-77 shifter and left foot peg,
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