Sorry about the grime...I'll get right on that! But I've noticed that the shift lever on my /7 is way sloppy. In the past, I've shot more grease in there which helped. But now I realize there's a bolt that goes through from the inside into the footpeg support. As near as I can tell it appears to be an internal allen bolt...it's low profile to fit there. I can't get any allen wrench in there because of interference with the transmission. I'm not about to remove the transmission at this point to get this tightened.
So, first, does anybody know what size the allen wrench needed is? I can't seem to even find it on the microfilm. Second, anyone have some tricks on how to get some purchase on this bolt and tighten it down? I suppose if I knew which size the allen wrench was I could find a way to cut down a cheapo wrench and dress it up to fit. But is there some other way to get in there? I wonder if one those t-ball allen wrenches would work...lets you come in at an angle.
If I knew the distance across the flats of the allen wrench needed, I could find a metric bolt with the same dimension across the flats. Then cut that bolt down and either grind flats on the remaining exposed threads or thread a nut onto the remaining threads to give me something to put a wrench on. Looks like I really need to know the allen wrench needed.
Other ideas?? Thanks...