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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-23-2010, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
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Motowerk peg lowering question..

So.. I finally got my bike back from the shop after laying her down a few weeks back, and my first project was to install my motowerk mirror extenders and peg lowering kit. Both of them work great. Its nice to be able to see behind me without having to lean out of the way of my own reflection, and the peg lowering make her a waaaaayyyy more comfortable ride for this 6'3'' piece of beef.

The question though.. I'm having a hard time adjusting the shift lever low enough to be comfortable without it hitting the lowering bracket when I down shift. Has anyone encountered this or have any suggestions. My thought was to just get out the grinder and shave a little off the corner to give me some clearance, but I thought I'd poke here first.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-23-2010, 09:17 AM
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The motowerk instructions were very helpful for me. I found I was able to lower shifter enough with just the rodends. But you may need to rotate the lever on the shaft as shown in the diagram.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-23-2010, 12:06 PM
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mark the original shift lever position with a cd alcohol pen close the circular base placement. Then reposition it 2 notches down (not really sure if I did 2 or 3 notches). It will be in the same angle you had with the original pegs.
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At 6'3" you must be wearing a size 12 shoes. Those with big foot might have some problem and may need some modification on the shifter or break lever. Try adjusting the shifter first otherwise you may need to do a MOD.

I think Invader has gone this way so drop a PM to him. He is a fountain of knowledge on the bike.
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TexVs/ninogui.. my issue isn't getting it to the same angle i had before, I can do that just fine, but when I put it there, it hits the lowering bracket when I downshift.

Fastoman.. size 13 actually.. i'll hit up invader and see what he says.. Thanks
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I don't have or need peg lowering blocks... I did straighten out the shift lever a bit at first for more size 12 space. I have since lenghtened it by 1/4" (6.35 mm) while replacing the tip for a folding one.
Can you get a pic of your shift lever hitting Speedy's aluminum lowering block?




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Speedy, i got your lowering kit and gps mount.

2 thoughts.

1. seems like the screws that go to the gps mount from the shield brackets should be buttonheads unless we are supposed to countersink the holes ourselves.

2. seems like the design of the lowering blocks put alot of stress oln the one little bracket of the footpeg since it doesn't fill the space between. do i have it mounted right?
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