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I am having a problem with my left knee, (old age) and find that having to turn my foot inwards to change gear is causing further pain and suffering.
Does anybody know of or have any ideas for an extension piece that will replace or extend the lever outwards, by about 2 cm or so.
Otherwise I may have to put my order in for the auto version, whenever that is available.

I await the suggestions.
Brian :(
 

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OK, don't shoot me folks, but check the Harley accessory book. IIRC, there are several billion toe tabs that one of which may take care of your problem.
 

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Have a look on EBay, (Search for FJR), found someone selling longer gear changers a couple of weeks ago.

Leigh
 

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Hi Fb4,
A easy way to lengthen the gear change pedal lever is to fit a old BSA/Triumph rubber as these stick out further than the jap one's by about 5/10mm.
 

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@FB4 - Have you considered a heel/toe shift lever as a replacement?

Years ago I had a cast on my shift leg and needed to ride, so fabricated a heel/toe shift lever for the bike I was riding at the time. (was broke, so had to make do with what I could do myself) It allowed me to use my heel to upshift and my toes to downshift, always pressing down, rather than getting under the shift lever to lift up.

There might be some direct fitment pieces if you search about with the Police bike parts.
 

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@lsd many thanks but it's the outward distance I need to increase not the forward.

Brian
 

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Got the wrong end of the stick there, must be the old age thing again. will ask the question on ebay about the extra side distance achieved with the piece.

many thanks
Brian
 

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shifter woes

Perhaps, raising the shifter on its shaft, would help you?
So you can get more of your foot under it, in a more neutral position.
Hey its worth a try!
 

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@james1300 Its not the getting the foot under the lever thats the problem, its turning the foot to get to the lever, as the turn comes from the knee joint where the pain and suffering occurs. I've asked the supplier on eBay about the extra sideways length that their part gives, but so far no reply. Also a friend of mine who owns an engineering company has measured the lever and hopefully has a solution for me.

Brian
 

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I bought one off ebay - came of thrice stopped and picked it up twice before I i thought bollocks let it go...
 

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@FB4Short, so if the portion of the shifter that you would normally lift up on with your toe, or press down on with your toes was longer, would that help you?
 

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@Nomad Many thanks for your input. I wondered whether anybody over here had used one. I will take your comments on board.

Brian
 

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Shifter Mod. Suggestion

@ FB4Short, Remove shifter from bike, remove shifter rubber.
Using a band saw, or (Ugh) hack saw, cut the old toe tab off, flush.
(The part that the shifter rubber fit on).
Drill and tap (8mm), the shifter. Now you can decide how long a shouldered 8mm bolt you need to make your shifting more comfortable.
Try various lengths.(When you find the right one use Stainless steel)
After deciding, Grind the head of the chosen bolt down, until thers a nub (like the end of the origional toe tab).
Now thread a 8mm thin nut onto the new toe tab (the bolt you modified), leaving enough room to thread the bolt into the threaded shifter and out the 'back side' of the shifter.
You will need enough thread showing, to thread a (thin nut) on the backside of the shifter. Blue loc-tite this one.
Finally using contact cement, apply enough on the end of the new toe
tab and ease the toe tab rubber onto, and in place on the new toe tab.
Reinstall the shifter onto the bike.
 

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I don't know if this will help, but I replaced the shift arm (the one on the tranny shift shaft) with one from a 01 R-1. It's about a half inch shorter, and makes the shifting ALOT nicer. M.B.D.
 
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