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post #1 of 21 Old 09-18-2014, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
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Gear Shift Relocation

Many thanks to the beta testers who helped with this project.

Our gear shift relocation kit will go on our website in the next 24 hours or so. It will be available as both part of our foot peg and control lowering kit and as an upgrade for people that already have our foot peg and control lowering kit.

Here is a sneak peak.

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With kit installed.







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post #2 of 21 Old 09-18-2014, 11:25 PM
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I'll be ordering one as soon as I see the webpage updated.
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Having some issues updating the webpage? I keep checking, but it's not there.
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As one of the beta testers, I can tell you that this is a really nice improvement for those of us with big feet!

Installation took all of 30 minutes, and that included gathering the necessary tools, and putting them away when finished. Shifting is now accomplished with the heel of my boot hooked comfortably on the peg, rather than sliding my foot back a bit to hit the shifter with the proper point in the toe of the boot. I honestly didn't realize what a difference such a simple thing can make to the comfort of the ride, it has just been something I've always had to do.

I've got a couple of other bikes, and as I mentioned to Rick, the only trouble with this is that now I need to find a way to do the same to them!

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Our Website has been updated to include the new gear shift relocation kits.

Because even with my size 10 boots I enjoyed the extra room, I'm going to make another kit for guys with ~size 10 to 11 (US size) boots. The current kit is probably best for size 12 and up.

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Hooray. I put my order in. Since it wasn't listed in the "Parts by Bike" listings yet, I added the year/model to the paypal comments in case there is a difference.
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I want folks to know that in the pics Rick posted, those are my feet and for reference I a wearing a size 15 Sidi boot, which is a pretty trim and tight fitting boot, and the Stormtrooper boot is a Size 16 Tech7 (yikes).

While I can certainly ride the bike with my Sidi's, it was IMPOSSIBLE with the Tech7s, and no amount of stock adjustment will work, it is just plain unsafe IMO.

But with Rick's new adaptor, you can see a more relaxed foot position and sufficient clearance even with a full-on moto boot.

The install is quick, simple and all the parts are well made. Putting the lever more forward actually gives you better control of the adjustment IMO, so you have more options than with stock (not sure why, but it has something to do with the location of the two axes of operation for the lever relative to the gear shift bolt sticking out of the bike). I found I could also adjust the lever higher than stock and clear the engine case more as well.

You can also guess that along with size 15/16 feet I got inseam to match (38") so the extra 1 inch lowering of the pegs really helps to move my knees back and off my engine guards, and along with a (planned) custom seat will get my legs more under me as they should be on a Strom, rather than out in front as if I am riding a cruiser. All positive things for taller riders on the Strom.

Another great product from Rick.

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I have a Gear Shift Relocation 2.0 in the works. It adds multi-point adjustability to accommodate both medium and large shoe sizes. The adjustment range will add even more room for larger boot sizes (e.g., 15, 16) than the existing model and add just the right amount of room for medium sizes (e.g., 10 , 11, or 12) and everything in between.

Expect pics this today.
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Even my size 9 boots are clumsy with the stock shifter. Looking forward to the new shifter.
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I'm currently installing these on my 07 wee. I've run into a bit of a snag though. There aren't any instructions for the gear shift relocation. I've used the peg lowering instructions up to the point where something else needs to be done.

If any of the beta testers see this, could you pass along the instructions Rick gave you? I'm hoping to get this finished soon.
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