Shift lever alternative for adjustability


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kingofvenus
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Shift lever alternative for adjustability

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Has anyone used a different shifter pedal? The splines on the stock pedal do not allow it to move to a height that suits me. I tried to test one i have from a gs750 Suzuki but the shaft on my gl is bigger in diameter.



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The OEM is an aluminum forging. Does moving it by one spline not work for you? I don't weld aluminum, but a friend can, maybe you know someone who can V notch the arm, bend a hair, reweld?

I used a round steel splined piece obtained in a floor board kit to weld up a adjustable shifter for use with FBs so I could abandon H&T shift deal that came with FB kit, but would have been tough without that first piece of splined steel.


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I had the same problem. I ordered a cheap shifter from ebay because it was steel and I knew I could weld it to make it work. Surprise! It fit, the splines were just enough off to change the angle. It fits me perfect. Don't ask about looks.

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You could heat the arm gently with a propane torch and gently bend it slightly to fit. Make sure you remove the rubber first. :)

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This mourning on my way home from work, i decided to break out the torch. I do need to bite the bullet and get a pivot brace set-up for it... (yeah, i'm a cheapskate.)

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WingAdmin wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:04 pm
You could heat the arm gently with a propane torch and gently bend it slightly to fit. Make sure you remove the rubber first. :)
That will work fine for steel, but if it is the OEM aluminum, it should be bent cold. Most aluminum alloys are what is called hot short, and are more prone to cracking when heated.



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