xr650l shifter too low!


26 replies to this topic
  • thumpin hard

Posted October 21, 2006 - 09:43 AM

#1

ok,i am getting used to this pig in the dirt,but i cant find a shifter that has the angle to allow raising it up high enough for the m.x. boots! anybody found one? thanks guys...keep on thumpin hard!:devil:

  • simon@vic

Posted October 21, 2006 - 09:54 AM

#2

buy a cheap genaric aluminum one and bend it in your vice!

  • thumpin hard

Posted October 21, 2006 - 10:10 AM

#3

thanks,i tried to bend the stock one and cant get enough out of it. i will give that a try!...now i just need to find some other guys in my norcal area to ride with.

  • pigryder

Posted October 21, 2006 - 12:20 PM

#4

dude you just take it off the shaft and move it up and put it back on, the shaft has splines

  • Boston Mangler

Posted October 21, 2006 - 02:36 PM

#5

dude you just take it off the shaft and move it up and put it back on, the shaft has splines


yeah, should be able to loosen it, pull it off, find a good position on the splines and put it back on. the splines are fine so there is a broad range of adjustment

  • justicedone

Posted October 21, 2006 - 03:11 PM

#6

I found that the better quality motocross boots are slimmer on the toe tip for better shifting. I ride Oneal's Hardware boot, about $250 and they fit well. Nice boots. But have used others that made shifting hell.

  • simon@vic

Posted October 21, 2006 - 03:40 PM

#7

dude you just take it off the shaft and move it up and put it back on, the shaft has splines



not if it will hit the engine cover and prevent up-shifting.....................:devil:

  • Phuzzy McPhuzzface

Posted October 21, 2006 - 03:54 PM

#8

not if it will hit the engine cover and prevent up-shifting.....................:devil:


Bend it out, then rotate it on the splined shaft.

  • Thunderbug

Posted October 21, 2006 - 03:55 PM

#9

MX boots with a 650L???

  • LandSharkGT

Posted October 21, 2006 - 05:08 PM

#10

MX boots with a 650L???


Maybe he/she is safety conscious??? Does it really matter what you ride as along as you do so safely???:devil:
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  • frankiewhipit

Posted October 21, 2006 - 05:19 PM

#11

not if it will hit the engine cover and prevent up-shifting.....................:devil:


If the shifter hits the cover, it's bent in, it should clear the cover. Mine does

  • Thunderbug

Posted October 21, 2006 - 05:40 PM

#12

Maybe he/she is safety conscious??? Does it really matter what you ride as along as you do so safely???:thumbsdn:
Bill



Gotcha! :devil:

OK!

  • R1-xr650-400

Posted October 22, 2006 - 01:36 AM

#13

Hmmm, well, I don't know how much they have changed, but I just ran into this problem on my 2006 650L.

I bought the Alpine Star Tech 10 boots, and the front sprocket cover didn't allow for the shift lever to shift out of 2nd, when I had it in a comfortable position. When I moved it back down to the HIGHEST point it could be at, and still not hit the cover, I found I had to lean forward on the bike, and really flex my foot under the lever.

My fix? Since I no longer have a dremel, I paid a guy $5 at the local machine shop to just grind out a little groove in an area I outlined with sharpie, so the shift lever could still get up. A lot of guys just take the whole cover off, but you can still modify it to get the added protection, and still get the shifter to a comfortable height.

Luckily, my 400R doesn't even have a cover, so when I first adjusted it, I accidentally put it way too high :mad: lol. I like having that much room to play with, without modifying covers and bracketry.

My logic is just that, if in an emergency situation, I really have to bend that lever back, I want it as strong as possible, so if it get's really out of wack, I can still bend it without it breaking. I know guys that haven't bent them back dozens of times, but technically, it weakens it everytime, and well...I like to have a little buffer sometimes.

  • frankstr

Posted October 22, 2006 - 10:11 AM

#14

I installed a shift tip called, Hammerhead Designs, If memory serves me right..
Made a world of difference for my size 13's....:mad:

Diffferent tip lengths and ajustable up and down...

  • thumpin hard

Posted October 22, 2006 - 01:59 PM

#15

thanks,but i tried that first,after over thirty years of riding i know how to do the basics,but this thing hits the stupid countersprocket case when it is up one more spline..geez honda get a clue!lol.

  • thumpin hard

Posted October 22, 2006 - 02:02 PM

#16

hey,if i can flattrack a norton 850 i can puish this pig into a burm.lol.

  • thumpin hard

Posted October 22, 2006 - 02:03 PM

#17

i tried that,it still hits the countersprocket cover,but thanks.

  • thumpin hard

Posted October 22, 2006 - 02:08 PM

#18

safety is right! i know i will push the pig hard in the dirt and try to keep up with the kids(yeah right)...i am almost fifty with major back problems,i cant afford another major injury..if i had been smart i would have had better protection back when i rode my old xl350!. besides,of the boots i tried on these fit well and even more expensive ones didnt.

  • pigryder

Posted October 22, 2006 - 02:52 PM

#19

thanks,but i tried that first,after over thirty years of riding i know how to do the basics,but this thing hits the stupid countersprocket case when it is up one more spline..geez honda get a clue!lol.


Hey here's an idea SELL IT! I mean holly shit man I cant say Ive seen anybody have so much f**ckin trouble with a shifter:bonk:

  • rebelventurer

Posted October 22, 2006 - 04:12 PM

#20

Yeah I had the same issues with boots, I took mine off heated it with a torch shaped it like I wanted it and no more shifting issues. The shaft is splined but one spline makes a bigger difference than you would think.





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