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http://satoracing.com/rearsets08cbr1000rr.htm#shiftspindle

Our Shift Spindle Holder adds strength and rigidity
to the shift rod linkage for smoother operation.





I anyone using this? Will it work with my vortex? It doesn't look like it will from the pictures on the Sato site. I was just going to buy it and powdercoat it black. Any help would be great. thanks.

 

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There rearsets appear to attach right at the end where as mine goes around it.



I could see how the spindle might snap with the sato design. I am having a hard time seeing how my could snap. That would take a lot of force.
 

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Depending on how its milled all they do is take out some of the possible play from the shift linkage bending the spindle downwards when racing hard and hammering the lever, most street bikes wont be hammering the gearbox as much and therefore would not really bend that spindle so hardly need to reinforce it, I am sure honda is not in the game of making weak spindles for road use.

I do like the sato rearsets they keep the linkage like the oem and it doesnt cross over the frame, its also good you have stock or reverse (aka gp) shift if you want it just by moving the bar, I am tempted.

Russ
 

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do you really think it will make the shifting that much better?
the difference one made on my RR was pretty impressive

I'd do it again.

surely won't be the worst money you'll spend
 

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I could see how the spindle might snap with the sato design. I am having a hard time seeing how my could snap. That would take a lot of force.
The piece isn't their to prevent breaking the shift shaft. It is their to support it and take the slop out. A similar part made by Gilles worked wonders on the 04-07 bikes.

the difference one made on my RR was pretty impressive

I'd do it again.

surely won't be the worst money you'll spend
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That is the part that I mentioned in my previous post. It is for the 04-07 bikes.
Ya, that is how I found the part. I searched after you mentioned it. I was hoping that they made one for the 08 but apparently they don't.
 

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If you put one of these trinkits on your bike and its a street bike, ie exposed to the elements then make sure to keep up maintenance on it because that bearing area will get tight and counter any sort of intended benefits. I see it happen on rearsets that have bearings in them quite frequently when they come in for service I take them apart and lubricate/grease everything nice and free.
 

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I just installed the Sato part today. Although it doesn't look it there is a bearing of some sort under the inner sleeve that goes over the shift spindle. The Sato part is quite beefy, and well engineered to boot. I love Sato stuff, it all just fits and works.
 

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Sorry folks. I mis-spoke in my previous post. There are no bearings in the Sato piece. There appears to be some kind of dry lubricant on inside of the bushing. And in fact I removed it today. It was binding too much. It might loosen up as it gets heated up and with use but for my purpose it just was too much of an impediment to the free action of the shift linkage. It is a nice idea but it really should have some sort of bearing.
 
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