did have to eventually get one of those do hicky's on my last bike.
pissed me off at the time, "oh great" a $50 per inch part, "yeah"
this time around linkage kept falling off, getting loose, borrowed a can of chain lube at the two wheels in and soaked the bolts, then reassembled on sunday morning, been okay since, about a year
adjusting the heim, you probably already know the abate method, but you span it out until it's just starting to roll on pop, then turn back one and a half threads, so shift are quick, smooth and fast, 90% of the time no clunk into first with redline MTF.
I think the problem may have been chrome jammed in the threads somehow stopping the bolts from doing their job
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