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1/16 is a minimal bend but to get that you will have to bend it further which could cause problems. Not sure what "rubber coated whatever" you are referring to but you should be able to get that minor amount of correction if you are careful. Of course if heated red hot it would be very easy depending on material. Don't do that unless you know exactly what it's made of. Be prepared to replace it though. A second bend can sometimes cause it to break completely if pot metal or aluminum.
 
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Here is a photo of that piece. I've been really busy working everyday and riding like this. It just barely touches it, now it seems like it does not cause any problem. Previously when I would shift up it would move slightly above this piece and get caught so you can't move down.

http://imgur.com/gallery/aQYjpWY

The piece us number 27. That circular part is some kind of rubber cover over something. If I just barely tap it with my finger it moves in and I can see the ground between the shift peg and this piece.
Just remember that using a large box-end wrench will give you a lot of leverage so be careful. You will be able to move it far enough since you indicate it barely touches. I'd still get a new one though since you will be weakening the metal bending it back. Go too far and it may break in fact. That's the problem with something like this. You'll see how easy it is to bend then want to make it perfect and snap. So only get it so it won't touch. You've already proven you can use it in that position. Later install a new one. Or ride it like that forever.
 

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The 'Fuel injection' light is supposed to go on when you turn the ignition on and then go off when the engine starts. It won't come on while riding unless something is wrong.:smile:

It won't hurt a thing to bend the shift lever out a bit as the shift lever on your bike is STEEL not cast aluminium which is brittle.:smile_big:

Nice little bike ya got:grin:

Sam:nerd:
There ya go. I didn't know what it was made of and was afraid it might be some kind of cast pot metal.
 
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