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Shifter lever

Hi there, looking for a bolt on aftermarket shifter lever which is about an inch or inch and half longer. Big feet with construction boot is a tight fit with the standard one.
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Just to clarify, do you mean longer shift arm (that probably is not the right name) so that the little piece you put your toe under is further from your foot peg. Or, do you mean something that makes the little piece that you put your toe under longer? I have done the latter on the cheap.

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Hi there, looking for a bolt on aftermarket shifter lever which is about an inch or inch and half longer. Big feet with construction boot is a tight fit with the standard one.
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I have the same problem on the other side, the rear brake (seldom used, but still handier than dropping a dry-land anchor or Fred-Flintstoning to a stop) is WAY too short/close to the engine case for me. I'm surprised that other sz 9.5 US boot wearers haven't complained about that, or am I just a special case?
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I have the same problem on the other side, the rear brake (seldom used, but still handier than dropping a dry-land anchor or Fred-Flintstoning to a stop) is WAY too short/close to the engine case for me. I'm surprised that other sz 9.5 US boot wearers haven't complained about that, or am I just a special case?
i bent my brake peddle back out a bit do to it being to close to the engine to even use ... as for the shifter you could chop it a few inches from the end and find a small peace of tubing to extend it, then have someone weld it up or drill a couple holes thru it and put a nut and bolt thru it.. not the best looking but it works. seen it done a few times

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i bent my brake peddle back out a bit do to it being to close to the engine to even use ... as for the shifter you could chop it a few inches from the end and find a small peace of tubing to extend it, then have someone weld it up or drill a couple holes thru it and put a nut and bolt thru it.. not the best looking but it works. seen it done a few times
I was just gonna cut a piece of 1x1 wood and duct tape that to the shift lever. Bitchin' kit, eh?
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I was just gonna cut a piece of 1x1 wood and duct tape that to the shift lever. Bitchin' kit, eh?
lol with safety brake away encase of a lowside =p

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lol with safety break away encase of a lowside =p
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I have the same problem on the other side, the rear brake (seldom used, but still handier than dropping a dry-land anchor or Fred-Flintstoning to a stop) is WAY too short/close to the engine case for me. I'm surprised that other sz 9.5 US boot wearers haven't complained about that, or am I just a special case?
No problem w/ my Gen 1 and Gen 3 V 650s, wearing US 10.5 or 11 boots....

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Just to clarify, do you mean longer shift arm (that probably is not the right name) so that the little piece you put your toe under is further from your foot peg. Or, do you mean something that makes the little piece that you put your toe under longer? I have done the latter on the cheap.
All the above are good and fun ideas. But, the OP has not had a chance to answer what distance he is trying to increase. I personally wear 13EE ankle high boots for riding and have made the little piece you put your toe under longer. dewaltversys, what do you need?

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No problem w/ my Gen 1 and Gen 3 V 650s, wearing US 10.5 or 11 boots....
Man, I gotta firmly point my 9.5B boot toe IN (and I do mean IN) to hit the brake lever. ???? Am I one of those truly gifted people that are anatomically incorrect or something?

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I was just gonna cut a piece of 1x1 wood and duct tape that to the shift lever. Bitchin' kit, eh?
wait... what.... did I stumble upon a KLR thread?
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I don't understand this thread at all.

When you ride the balls of your feet should be on the pegs.

You move your feet just forward enough to manipulate the shifter or the brake pedal.

If you can't easily get your foot under the shifter, adjust it a notch or two higher.
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