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Ok so.... it turns out that it can be swapped around by flipping a fork around inside the gearbox and apparently it’s an easy job, just lay the bike on its side to save draining down, open the gearbox, locate the fork and turn it over........hmmmm
 

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I’ve put it on YouTube to show how it is, EX500 gp shift
Please help as it’s really at the point of me either selling the bike or swapping out the engine.
 

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I take it flipping the fork didn't fix it? Can. You post the link... There are a few videos on YouTube to comb through before we may stumble across yours.
 

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hi. no idea why yours is different it not a UK option may be a Euro import. my gen 1 is set up the same as yours but the gears are reversed. must have be some modification done to it.
it is however easily rectified by changing the lever to one with a inside bottom mounting ball. like this one.
instead of the stock top inside mounted ball this will reverse the the change pattern. (did this on the cruiser with extended foot pegs) with a similar lever. the one shown is just for reference they come much cheaper than this and with free post.
keep the gearbox knob stock and up right and angle the rod down to the lever. if it fouls the frame selecting 1st bend the rod slightly in a upward curve. will solve you problem and is a permanent fix.
 

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Good one, Yorkie. Now anyone with a stock EX500 can convert to GP shifting.

Meanwhile, how/why is pacman's bike different?
When someone told him: "...it can be swapped around by flipping a fork around inside the gearbox and apparently it’s an easy job, just lay the bike on its side to save draining down, open the gearbox, locate the fork and turn it over........hmmmm" I thought, "no way"!

But take a look at the:
CAM-CHANGE DRUM
13145-1056

If you lay the bike on it's left side [or is the shifter mechanism on the left side?] and go into the shifter mechanism, remove the phillips screw holding the Cam-Change Drum, turn the Drum over, re-install in reverse order, voila! Might need to discard the locating pin, and use a good strong Allen bolt to secure the drum, but I think it might work. Anyone have one apart that can try and report? ...seems easier to either replace the Gear Change Assembly, or modify the current front end of the gear change assembly to suit, but maybe someone was in there anyway.
 

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seems easier to either replace the Gear Change Assembly, or modify the current front end of the gear change assembly to suit, but maybe someone was in there anyway.
That or it was reassembled incorrectly and that’s just the accidental result.


Hmmmmm.....after a nanosecond of reconsideration that is the more likely scenario
 
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