Shifter Rubbing Crank Case Cover


8 replies to this topic
  • climaxx dirtbikes

Posted January 20, 2011 - 02:45 PM

#1

(07 450 like new) My shifter is slightly rubbing my crank case cover ever more and I am thinking of taking the shifter off and bending it out a little. Anyone done this with or without problems? The clearance is too tight but I nudge it over with my boot when I am shifting fast.

  • Colorado Fatboy

Posted January 20, 2011 - 03:41 PM

#2

If it was mine I'd go ahead and bend it out. Shouldn't hurt anything.

  • davidl9999

Posted January 20, 2011 - 03:43 PM

#3

Go for it. Bend it in a vise, not on the bike.

  • tribalbc

Posted January 20, 2011 - 05:58 PM

#4

Well it's aluminum and it won't bend that easy. You can try some heat, but if you really want to change how close it is, I would recomend getting an aftermarket steel one, and bending that.

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  • Baja trail Rider

Posted January 20, 2011 - 06:10 PM

#5

We have 07 wr450s,problem when the shifter gets bent on the trail.You cant bend it back on trail side.At your house no problem in Vise.Also know a few guys that broke the shift shaft off.So we replaced the shifter with a stock xr400,yes it bends.But we can bend it back easy,also no broken shift shafts.The IMS replacement works real good to brake off the shift shaft

  • climaxx dirtbikes

Posted January 21, 2011 - 04:06 AM

#6

Thanks! I guess I will try the vise then aftermarket shifter if necessary.

  • strtdsmallproject

Posted January 21, 2011 - 07:42 AM

#7

had to bend mine out a couple of times, no problems yet. As much as i crash i am always bending brake and shifter lever.

  • Shred Jesse

Posted January 21, 2011 - 01:25 PM

#8

Well it's aluminum and it won't bend that easy. You can try some heat, but if you really want to change how close it is, I would recomend getting an aftermarket steel one, and bending that.



+1 !

It also allows for trailside "repairs" in the event of a crash. Just brand and bend!

  • climaxx dirtbikes

Posted January 29, 2011 - 06:24 AM

#9

Alright I bent mine out with no trouble. Thanks




 
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