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Does anyone else have trouble finding the shift lever with normal sized boots on? For me, the shifter seems tucked under the side cover and is somewhat difficult to find with normal boots on. Is there a fix? Any comments/suggestions will be welcome.
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I ride with thick sole duty boots and quickly decided to adjust the shift peg to it's high limit (as indicated by MAX and MIN marks embossed on the engine side case).
That made it easier to get my toe under the shift peg. The OE rider pegs also have excessively thick rubber cushiony grips. I even went as far as trimming those rubber cushions down which added another 1/4" of space below the height of the shift peg.

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Absoutely. I adjusted mine at first for my boots then again later when I added peg lower-ers.

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The shift linkage is indeed adjustable... loosen the two nuts on the shift linkage (one is a left hand thread), rotate the shaft so the peg moves higher in those two marks Junkjacket mentions... go try it, tweak as necessary.
If you have extra thick boots, and need even more adjustment, remove the pinch bolt on the upper clevis, remove the clevis and rotate it one more tooth on the spline... note the punch mark for the original position.

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Does anyone else have trouble finding the shift lever with normal sized boots on? For me, the shifter seems tucked under the side cover and is somewhat difficult to find with normal boots on. Is there a fix? Any comments/suggestions will be welcome.

Pull the lever off the spline and move it clockwise 1 tooth. Test. Move again if needed. Save the linkage adjustment for fine tuning it (if needed).

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That depends on what you call normal boots. Normal MC boots? Or harley boots that look like work boots? Or just plain work boots?

Also I never really get my boot under the shifter.
More like I flick the shifter with the inside edge of the big toe knuckle. Sometimes its only the seam to the sole of the boot. So we are talking a half inch of boot contact. That is all it takes.

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Before I retired I had to wear safety shoes for work so during the week I used to upshift with the side of the shoe. Did that for a lot of years on different bikes. Never thought about adjusting the shifter.

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Even with the shifter adjusted to the upper limit mark on the frame, I would still have difficulty allowing the shifter to go low enough to reset. If you adjust it above the upper mark, it will contact the frame and not shift. My solution was to install an R1 shift arm on the transmission side. This shorter arm shortens the throw of the shift lever noticeably, and allowed me to adjust the lever above the upper mark and not contact the frame. Works like a champ.

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Even with the shifter adjusted to the upper limit mark on the frame, I would still have difficulty allowing the shifter to go low enough to reset. If you adjust it above the upper mark, it will contact the frame and not shift. My solution was to install an R1 shift arm on the transmission side. This shorter arm shortens the throw of the shift lever noticeably, and allowed me to adjust the lever above the upper mark and not contact the frame. Works like a champ.
My problem was the other way- installing peg lower-ers I needed to adjust the shifter way down. This required both shifter rotation on the shaft and linkage adjustment.

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-23-2019, 07:56 PM
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Try one of these:


https://www.nippynormans.com/f650gs-...0xr-k1600gtgtl


I bought one because I got new Sidi Adventure boots and they would not work with the stock pedal. This is meant for BMW motorcycles, but it fits right on the stock FJR gear pedal. Works a treat. You might be able to get them in the States if you don't want to import from UK.
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