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Dale Daugherty

I had a similar situation on my Birel, but all the slop was coming from the J-Arm. That sucker was loose, and it allowed for a half inch of pull before it actually engaged the next gear. Used some Teflon tape, and tightened it right up. The slop from shifter lever itself is now fairly insignificant.

If all that slop is coming from the where the shift arm attaches to the body, then I would think you may be able to get clever with some drinking straws cut lengthwise, and then use them to “sleeve” the bolt. Use multiple layers, and then some lube to smooth things out and prevent any binding. I don’t know how the lever attaches on the TK’s, so this might not be possible.

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