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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-27-2007, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Adjusting shifter lever for more room for boot?

I took my Ninja 250 out last night with my new Alpinestars SMX-4 and I had a little trouble shifting because it felt like the boot was not fitting under the shifter well. I also downshifted on accident a couple of times because my boot hit the shifter down when I was trying to get the boot under it. Can I adjust the shifter to make more room? If so is there a certain amount of room I am supposed to have?

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-27-2007, 01:50 PM
 
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I'd be interested to know the answer to that question too.
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I'd be interested to know the answer to that question too.
I can show you on your bike. The 250, I have no idea how to do it. Might be the same but I cant say for sure.
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Thanks Crazy! I looked but did not see it on that site. I need to open my eyes more I think.
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I can show you on your bike. The 250, I have no idea how to do it. Might be the same but I cant say for sure.
I never gave it much thought til I saw this thread but with my boots on it's a lil tight. That and my new stands are supposed to arrive today so I have to come up with things to do!
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I never gave it much thought til I saw this thread but with my boots on it's a lil tight. That and my new stands are supposed to arrive today so I have to come up with things to do!

I looked and it looks like your adjustment is identical to mine so you should be able to adjust yours per the 250 direction above.



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I think most bikes are adjusted that way (whether it's vertical or horizontal). My 650R however does not have the link rod.

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Many are splined. You mark where it is, take off the shifter, rotate it up or down one spline, and reinstall. But that just changes the angle of the shifter. I think you need a longer shifter to get your foot underneath. I forget what years it is, and I'll look it up if anyone's interested, but the R1's and FZ1's shifting can be improved by changing to a different length shifter.
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If it is primarily caused by your new boots, I would leave it alone for a bit. Be carefull but leave it. Most likely once the boots break in you won't have the problem.




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I adjusted mine up for GP shift. Needed to fit my boot under it for downshifts. Pretty easy. Not sure how the 250's are set up though.
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I adjusted mine up for GP shift. Needed to fit my boot under it for downshifts. Pretty easy. Not sure how the 250's are set up though.
makes me wonder why manufacturers didn't set it up that way from the factory. reverse pattern seems to be easier to shift through corners. i can never go to that GP setup though. normal shift patterns has done integrated into my one-ness with the bike. if i switched to reverse pattern, i'll feel like a newb again.

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