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Soooo, I'm an idiot and I dropped my bike when I was putting it away. Unfortunately, I bent the shift lever. Because I couldn't just muscle it out, I bought a replacement. Now my problem is that I'm having a bit of trouble getting the damaged part off. I tried a smaller handheld hex key, but that didn't do anything. So I'm wondering if I should get a bigger one to try for more leverage or take the power tool approach by getting a hex bit for the power drill. Help?
 

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Use heat, locktite can be a Bi**h sometimes lol
also picking up an allen that goes on a socket is helpful.

good luck buddy!
 
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So that wasn't a stupid thought! I wondered if part of the reason I was having trouble was because it was cold! Brilliant! Thank you!
 

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=D I learned that trick when i tried to take off my bar ends.. haha those have the locktite on them and omg wow they are on there tighter than ****!!! no reason they need to be on there that tight haha
 
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Hey guys. So I just had the same problem pretty much. I went out for a little night time ride at around 10:30pm. Decided to check out this nice, empty, "parking lot" (or so I thought). What I didn't notice was that it was in fact a dirt lot, and the turn from the street into the lot had this really thin sand/dirt that moved from the lot onto the road due to cars driving in and out dragging the sand onto the road. Barely touched that thin patch of sand and WHOOP. I lowsided it, so it landed on its left. I would expect the bike/tires to at least be able to take a LITTLE bit of dirt..but no. Anyways, I only realized the sand was under me AFTER I fell...too late lol. I didn't press my front brakes or anything if I remember correctly. I just had the clutch in and was turning, probably only going between 3-5 mph.

The bike looks like it was going 50 when it fell. Idk if the damage I got is typical of a low side, but sheesh. Left side fairings cracked/scratched, same with front blinker, mirror case, handle bar, and clutch. The rear seat fairing popped out of place and cracked too. Plastic screws everywhere. And of course, the gear lever bent inwards over that rod thing, so now I cant downshift or upshift. Oh, and when I turn my blinkers on now, it makes this weird noise under the rear seat. NO idea how anything electrical could have been damaged. Also, I think my handle bars bent leftwards a little, cuz when I turn them left, it almost touches my tank, but when i turn right, theres more space between the tank and handlebar. AND I think something leaked. There was a leak about the size of two oreo cookies lol. I touched where I thought it came from and did get some on my hands, but I couldnt tell what it was. Btw If you guys want pictures of the bike let me know!

So I ended up driving back home in first gear :) lol luckily it was late and there werent many cars. I was only about 3 or 4 miles from home.

Ughh. Anyways sorry for the long description lol. Someone make me feel better :( . Anyone know how much this will cost? Should I just buy a shift lever on my own and attempt to fix it even though I dont know much about this kind of stuff, or just give it to the dealer to fix? And let's say the dealer fixes it up for me, what kind of resale price would I get?
 

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=( That sucks...

I guess any speed,theres gonna be damage to your bike, they arent made for crahses... =/

Invest in some sliders!!! lol

glad to see your not hurt though! I did the same when I first started riding on my scooter a while back. Went into a lot at night, turned out to be dirt and tipped over, luckily it was only a scooter and is light enugh I caught it on the way down so I didnt even have a scratch, only my pride haha
 

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In regards to sliders, I heard from OES Accessories who makes solid sliders (They are racers themselves) that the mounting points for the Ninja 300 are weak, and sliders probably won't do any good.

We’ve had the chance to go over the 300 and unfortunately it does not have the good, solid mounting points that we require a bike to have to put frame sliders on it. Another manufacturer might have them, but it would likely need fairing cutting and/or be a setup that is not real solid. Thanks,


So I personally definitely am not dropping a ridiculous amount of money that I see these companies asking for, for frame sliders that may just snap (Like my old CBR 900RR's did) if/when the bike falls, until I see proof that they work with a lowside.

I hear these stock tires suck balls. I'm throwing them out right away. A good tire could definitely mean the difference between staying up and falling.

To the OP, if heat doesn't work in the future, I use a very long hollow metal pole (ie: a car jack pole) and put it on the wrench. It gives a LOT of leverage. lol
 
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In regards to sliders, I heard from OES Accessories who makes solid sliders (They are racers themselves) that the mounting points for the Ninja 300 are weak, and sliders probably won't do any good.



[/FONT][/COLOR]So I personally definitely am not dropping a ridiculous amount of money that I see these companies asking for, for frame sliders that may just snap (Like my old CBR 900RR's did) if/when the bike falls, until I see proof that they work with a lowside.

I hear these stock tires suck balls. I'm throwing them out right away. A good tire could definitely mean the difference between staying up and falling.

To the OP, if heat doesn't work in the future, I use a very long hollow metal pole (ie: a car jack pole) and put it on the wrench. It gives a LOT of leverage. lol
The stock kawasaki ones mount to the frame and motor mount. The after market no cut ones mount to the top of the motor. The after market ones are prob a bad idea.
 

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forget the blow torch, buy some decent tools to begin with, something like these


http://www.bunnings.com.au/products_product_hex-socket-set-kincrome-11pce-metric-k5023_P6120132.aspx?search=hex+socket&searchType=any&searchSubType=products

and this

http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/online-store/products/SCA-Breaker-Bar-1-2-Drive-450mm.aspx?pid=215990#Description


and if needed a tube about 20mm diameter about 70 cm long to put on the end of your extension bar i mentioned above for extra leverage


this will help undo bolts very easily with out the need for heat and the damage to surrounding components from heat from blow torch /gas axe
 

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Awesome always wanted a set of these but never got around to searching for them. Late xmas pres for me, will make working on the bike easier for future mods.
absolutely, while your at it, grab a torque wrench and a rotary tool, one of the el cheapo ozito ones works well, $50 with 3 year warranty.mine dies a few weeks ago, almost 2 years told, lucky i scanned the receipt , took it back and gave it to them i was expecting just to be given the tool, they gave me the whole shooting match with accessories!

one of these

http://www.bunnings.com.au/products_product_wrench-torque-kincrome-micrometer-mtw150f_P6116683.aspx?search=torque&searchType=any&searchSubType=products


and the one i bought i cant see at ozito any more, but this will do ya

http://www.ozito.com.au/rtr-040

goto bunnings they have a better selection, but the ozito one i bought from memory had like 150 bits with it. awesome value. i have flogged its backside till it went belly up. good stuff:)
 

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absolutely, while your at it, grab a torque wrench and a rotary tool, one of the el cheapo ozito ones works well, $50 with 3 year warranty.mine dies a few weeks ago, almost 2 years told, lucky i scanned the receipt , took it back and gave it to them i was expecting just to be given the tool, they gave me the whole shooting match with accessories!

one of these

http://www.bunnings.com.au/products_product_wrench-torque-kincrome-micrometer-mtw150f_P6116683.aspx?search=torque&searchType=any&searchSubType=products


and the one i bought i cant see at ozito any more, but this will do ya

http://www.ozito.com.au/rtr-040

goto bunnings they have a better selection, but the ozito one i bought from memory had like 150 bits with it. awesome value. i have flogged its backside till it went belly up. good stuff:)
Aaah yes great minds think alike. The torque wrench was actually next in line. For the rotary tool i had replaced my old ozito (died after 1yrs abuse) with a dremel.
 

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Hey! So I was about to start a new thread on this topic, but found this! I recently got a Black 300 and as I was going out backwards out of my driveway, the steepness of the lot caught me off balance with my feet and the bike tilted and dropped to its left side. Luckily nothing happened to it except for minor scratches on the fender....But what did get bent inward was the shift lever, which went over that shaft/bar, so now I cant get into first gear...I ordered the shift lever change part, and now I am wondering how many lbs of torque it needs to be tightened back at...Also, which way do I turn the screw to loosen it (some bolts get loosened when turned right, which is why I am asking) I wouldn't want to strip the inside of the bolt. Thanks guys!
 

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Hey! So I was about to start a new thread on this topic, but found this! I recently got a Black 300 and as I was going out backwards out of my driveway, the steepness of the lot caught me off balance with my feet and the bike tilted and dropped to its left side. Luckily nothing happened to it except for minor scratches on the fender....But what did get bent inward was the shift lever, which went over that shaft/bar, so now I cant get into first gear...I ordered the shift lever change part, and now I am wondering how many lbs of torque it needs to be tightened back at...Also, which way do I turn the screw to loosen it (some bolts get loosened when turned right, which is why I am asking) I wouldn't want to strip the inside of the bolt. Thanks guys!
Anyone have an answer for this? I have to do the same, dropped the bike. S***!!
 
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