CATEGORY:    TECHNICAL

ATTENTION:   ALL DMC DEALERS/SERVICE MANAGERS

SUBJECT:     GEARSHIFT ACTION



In the event of stiff gearshift action, carry out the following
checks:

1.  Raise vehicle and release both gear linkage control rods
    from bell crank through access opening on underside of frame.

2.  Check that the bell crank pivots freely.  If not, release
    pivot bolt and remove bell crank.

3.  Check that upper end of the bell crank pivot bush has a
    0.8mm deep 45° chamfer to accommodate bolt head radius.

4.  Check that the pivot bush's total length does not exceed
    0.16mm.

5.  If necessary modify the bush to obtain conditions as specified
    under 3 and 4.

6.  Lubricate all pivot points with multi-purpose lithium based
    grease, and refit bell crank and pivot bolt with two 8mm
    washers (SP10032) between bell crank and frame brace.  Torque
    pivot bolt to 22Nm (16 ft. lb.) and check that the bell crank
    pivots freely.  Refit gearshift control rods.
Please inform all personnel accordingly. Lutz Feuerabendt Technical Service Manager LF:mc Issued 10/26/81