Which linkage? The both(engine and trans) are cables that run from a control lever to the part it is controlling. A throttle blade on an engine and a shift rail on the transmission(stick shift). What's wrong with it? I drove hundreds and fixed em, at the dealer if we couldn't fix em, we had no where to tell the customers to bring it. Maybe I can help you, not for money, for the fact your asking, that's all. Get back to me, ok? Bye I drive a 93 Shadow myself.