I am reaching out to the forum members in hopes you can help me with shifting issues I have with my 2008 M109R. I had to pull off the gear shift cover due to a stripped hole that a spacer bolt threads into and that the chrome crankcase cover mounts to. This gear shift cover has the actual spline shaft that comes though it that the shift linkage hooks up to. When I reassembled everything I could only find 4th and 5th gear. I stopped the bike and turned it off and was able to use my hand to downshift into neutral. I thought maybe I had positioned the the shift linkage on the spline incorrectly so I moved it one spline tooth. Now it doesn't want to find the taller gears now. I searched the forum and wasn't able to find anybody who has had this problem.