One of the first things I did when I got my Versys was adjust the shifter up. Loosen the two nuts at each end of the rod, just above the shifter (I think one is reverse thread). After you loosen the nuts, twist the rod in the direction to move the shifter up and tighten the nuts. Some people take the shifter of the shaft and move it. This allows to move the shifter more but, was not necessary for me as I got plenty of adjustment with the described method.