Shifter fell off ?!?
I was coasting to a stop yesterday, clicking through the gears, when all of a sudden I couldn't feel the shifter any more. Once I'd gotten myself out of traffic I looked down, and the shifter was just dangling off the linkage. Basically the shifter bolt had backed out, so 2 minutes and the trusty Kawi tool kit later and I was on my way again, but it was definitely unsettling.
It looks like the bolt took one half thread of aluminum with it when it went out. Is there anything I should do except torque the bolt down again with some Loctite?
When I bought the bike 3 months ago it was converted from GP shift back to stock. Would the mechanic have fucked up so badly that the bolt would back out just 600 miles later?
Has this happened to anyone else? I feel lucky I was going slow and not doing anything exciting, but I can imagine this could be dangerous at other times.
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