adjusting shift lever up


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adjusting shift lever up

Postby sgpierce5456 » Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:03 pm



I have purchased a 2008 gold wing and had to have my boots built up. can the shift lever be adjusted up to accomadate the heigh?. I have not picked it up yet.



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themainviking
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Re: adjusting shift lever up

Postby themainviking » Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:07 am

About the only thing you could do is add a heel - toe shifter. There is no way of adjusting the shift lever. Perhaps you could invent one, and then let us know so we could buy it from you, :lol:
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Re: adjusting shift lever up

Postby Terry09dc » Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:05 am

Contact DHS racing about there shifter upgrade, or make your own. terry

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Re: adjusting shift lever up

Postby Ghostman » Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:08 am

Before the DHS kit was ever around I wound up putting ERGO II footpegs on mine. They moved my foot back about an inch and gave me a better position for shifting my size 15 feet. I wear tactical boots when I ride for comfort and now have no issues with them and shifting.

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Re: adjusting shift lever up

Postby themainviking » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:45 am

Well, lawdy be. They make a kit. I looked at it, but I do not understand how it will give more space to get a thick boot or toe under the shift lever, but maybe it will.
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Re: adjusting shift lever up

Postby PastoT » Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:32 pm

If you're handy you might be able to fashion a bracket that will reach up over the top of your thick boot to allow you to pull up and still down shift with the shifter itself. Like mentioned earlier there is an add on device that replaces the shifter link with a turnbuckle type section that does raise and lower the shifter; I have no idea what installation requires (there is also a short throw shifter modification I've seen). I have a pretty thick set of steel toed boots I've ridden with and never had too much of an issue myself after the first ride.


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