Hi, i have been to look at purchasing my second kit car today, like my first it is a BEC. Unlike my first the gears are 1 down and 5 up, my hayabusa
MK used to be 1 up and 5 down which i much preferred.
Is it an easy job to switch it around? what does it involve?
depends on the setup. But either an extra bell crank or the gearbox shift arm moving 180 degrees is the simple answer.
In practice maybe a bit harder. Pictures always good and the chances are someone else has the same setup.
I'd agree 1 forward 5 back is more natural to the way your body is moving in acceleration and braking
If its a cable then it's easier but if it's metal bar and pivots then may not be as easy. Get some pics of the mech and we can have a look.
My tiger was 1st at top and down to 2nd etc. I prefer that direction like you do.
But I know most have it the other way.
assuming its a stick change, change the connection from above to below the pivot, or vice versa. Might just need some adjustment to get distances/ratios correct.
thanks for the responses i will bed this until i receive the car and i will come back with some photos, it sounds like it will be within my ability i just wanted to make sure it was doable because i don't think i could live with its current setup.
I have just made a metal bar gear linkage (short throw) as i donít like the cable (to stiff)
i noticed i could have it in both set ups if i wanted just by changing the
gear arm on the engine, i have set imine up, 1st forward and 2,3 ect backwards