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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-07-2006, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Shift lever position?

Alright, the manual says the shifter lever should be even with the footpeg. I know it is personal preference. but how do you have your shifter lever positioned?

Is it above your toe? under your toe? or at the end of your toe? under normal riding?
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-07-2006, 04:16 PM
 
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still at factory setting... basically the end of my toe in the riding position.
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I saw this on a checklist I found. Does this sound about right?

"Ride around a bit, make sure your shift lever is adjusted correctly. When you move your toe under the shift lever, you should have to move your toes downwards just a little bit to get it underneath. Your foot should be in contact with the shift lever as soon as you have your foot under it - if you have to pull up at all to touch your shift lever, it's too high. When adjusted correctly, the shift lever is about at a level with the center of your toes when your feet are in their relaxed position."
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still at factory setting... basically the end of my toe in the riding position.
I don't always trust the "factory settings" when that usually intails some guy at the stealership throwing it together before selling it. I know mine was NOT where the manual said it should be.
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Basically... when I'm 123, the lower gears, it's kinda like pointing my toe.. (to tip the foot) but I'm not reaching down for it. But to shift, I just flex the foot, I'm not pulling up or anything.

Yeah, in a relaxed riding position, the shifter is straight ahead in line with my toesies..
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that helps...thanks

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Be sure not to put it so low that your boots push upwards against the shifter. This will cause bad things to your tranny.




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one click above factory setting...

Fat people have fat feet... even if they are 14's
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Be sure not to put it so low that your boots push upwards against the shifter. This will cause bad things to your tranny.
So when just riding around your foot is below the lever? Or do you just mean when you are getting ready to shift through gears and your just holding your foot under?
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one click above factory setting...

Fat people have fat feet... even if they are 14's
I know the heavy cruiser style boot doesn't make it any easier that's for sure.
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I had the dealership lower mine one click from stock because I was missing shifts. Now I dont miss any. Once I get new riding boots, I may have to move it back up. The boots I wear now are not as bulky as the boots I want to get.
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I had to move mine up...I kept bruising my toe trying to shift in my flips...
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When I was using the standard shift pattern I was one click below stock but now that I've switched to GP pattern I'm right at stock.
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I like to ride with the balls of my feet on the foot pegs, and my knees against the tank. I'll move my feet forward just before I have to shift or brake. I've gone around a tight left hander with my foot under the shifter. Big mistake, as my foot was spit back. Hurt my foot and upset the bike's balance.

(edit) My CBR has a dimple on the shift lever that is lined up with a dimple on the shaft. That's the stock position. You can take the lever off and move it up or down a notch to try different positions. (edit)

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When I was using the standard shift pattern I was one click below stock but now that I've switched to GP pattern I'm right at stock.
How do you like the GP shifting? Ive been thinking of going that route also to make upshifting easier in wheelies. I can shift from 2nd to 3rd gear most of the time, but sometimes it gets stuck. If I do the gp, it should be easier.
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Yeah, I keep the balls of my feet on the pegs too... I don't actually ride with my toes touching the shifter unless I'm in town accelerating from a stop light.
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When I was using the standard shift pattern I was one click below stock but now that I've switched to GP pattern I'm right at stock.
how long did it take you to adjust to that reverse pattern? i thought about doing that but it would mess me up when i ride someone else's bike. although, that's a good way to to screw up a bike thief.

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I've been GP shifting for about two weeks now, got used to it in like 3 days, and the lever is in stock position. Its not bad at all, hell I like it better than standard.
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So when I get into a wheel stand my right foot wants to rotate forward on the peg and almost forces my foot to push the rear brake.
I also have a problem when I stand on my pegs my gear shifter is down just a bit too low and wants to up shift.
I can get the shifter worked out but this brake thing has got me bugged.

Thanks for any help you guys can give me.
Also I was wondering what the GP style shifting is and how does it work?
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So when I get into a wheel stand my right foot wants to rotate forward on the peg and almost forces my foot to push the rear brake.
I also have a problem when I stand on my pegs my gear shifter is down just a bit too low and wants to up shift.
I can get the shifter worked out but this brake thing has got me bugged.

Thanks for any help you guys can give me.
Also I was wondering what the GP style shifting is and how does it work?
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Can't help you with the first part. GP shifting is just reverse of standard down for first and up through 2-6. Basically you're pressing down to upshift.
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