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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-20-2011, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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Adjusting the shifter

The major issue I'm having with my Versys right now is really how hard it is to upshift.

I use Alpinestars Tech 3 boots which offer great protection but are stiff and don't allow my foot to flex forward and downwards as much as I need to in order to upshift smoothly.

So before I invest money in another pair of boots, is there a way to adjust the shifter lever so that it's sticking out forwards and/or upwards a little bit more so that I don't have to bend my foot down so much to get my toebox to fit under the lever?

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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.
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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.
Oh ok ... I was wondering.

Alpinestars or not, the shifter always felt WAY too low for my liking. Glad to know it can be adjusted.

I'll try that.

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Front lock nut is left hand thread. Both lock nuts are loosened by raising your 10mm wrench, while holding the tie-rod tightly on its knurled (cross-hatch) area with pliers... I added a 1/4" (6.35mm) extension when I welded on my folding shift lever tip. Bending it out straighter helped too for my size 12.5 Alpinestars, as did rotating my wide footpeg counterclockwise a bit.



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