I looked at cutting the stop too, but don't you guys also have that hard to see and hard to get at adjustable rod behind the muffler? That thing is a real pain to get at because of the weird clips locking it in place ,and the muffler shield you have to remove, but once in there you can adjust the shifter up and down quite a lot.
And lucky for me, I had a spare clip from my old GS, because one went flying,never to be seen again.....!
The little ball joints are a lube point, mines were full of crud,one of the foam protector was worn out, and the ball joints were also out of line
, shifting wasn't smooth at all because of that, to the point of almost locking the shifter.....not good for the tranny....!
Also the booth part of the shifter comes out, and there is a couple more parts under it that can use cleaning and lube....! I did not even like the play in the booth so stuck a piece of clear vinyl tubing over it, a little wider than the rubber, gives me some extra contact between my boots and the shifter.
And the pivot at the top, also a lube point, and could be shimmed better to remove side play, easy enough to do.
Cheap maintenance and mods, but sure made a big
difference in the shifting!
Now I can preload and quickshift and.........