How To Repair Your Shift Shaft (or rather, how NOT to...)

How To Repair Your Shift Shaft (or rather, how NOT to...)

May 26th 2017

We tried to create a HOW TO video about this but it turned out Frank had a great example of a shift shaft that someone had really done a number on - trying to file it, force it and weld it all in a horrific attempt to "repair" it. 

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As Frank explains in the video, this repair requires special and precise machining - and not everyone has one of these laying around their garage:

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There's a lot you can do yourself on your classic british motorcycle, but once in a while you need to call the expert on vintage BSA, Norton, Triumph and AJS motorcycles.