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post #1 of 9 Old 12-24-2015, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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Is the V2 1000 shift lever adjustable? I Can barely shift gears with new boots!

Hello all,

Just bought some nice Forma Terra boots and oh boy these have huge toe box.
I mean, they are bulky to a point that I can't even fit my foot under the shift lever to change gears. (or barely)

What I like about these boots is the price ($275) so I really don't want to spend an extra $175 on a SW-MOTECH Adjustable Gear Shift Lever, because I would prefer to buy some Sidi Adventure boots (for same price) although the Sidi's have a little less protection.

Anyone has the same boots and/or has the same problem as me?

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Just had the exact same issue with the A* Corozal boots. I got them because my SMX5s were slowly dying after 6 years and I need something waterproof for PNW commuting. They were comfy but way too bulky for the shifter.

To adjust it to easily fit the boot with some feel I had to coarse adjust the shifter way up, basically at that point it would no longer shift since it hit the peg. So the options then are adjustable lever or longer lever plus control lowering kit from adventuretech. I chose to just return the boots. I am not going to spend extra money to make gear work on the bike. I returned them and am waiting for SMX6 WP boots which will have the same bulk more or less as the SMX5s.
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It is a 2 min job to adjust the shift lever height, on the bar there are two bolts, they both turn in the same direction to loosen, once loosened, turn the bar itself to the desired lever height, then tighten it up. Very simple. Works the same if you have extensions on or not.
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Thanks all for the tips.

It's odd that the owners manual talks about adjusting the rear break lever but nothing about the shift lever.
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post #5 of 9 Old 12-25-2015, 06:33 AM
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I made my gear lever longer by about 10mm to compensate for putting wider pegs on.

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yep, a not uncommon scenario.
I regularly adjust it upwards to suit my hefty Adventure boots and then down again for my road boots or hiking shoes.
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post #7 of 9 Old 12-25-2015, 09:30 AM
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I put a dr650 shift lever directly on the shift shaft. That way you can put the lever as high as you want without worrying about the linkage binding up.
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post #8 of 9 Old 12-25-2015, 09:59 AM
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My solution was PivotPegz and peg lowering kit with shift arm extender option. Standing, sitting, touring boot, adv. boot, all good and dialed in now!
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Thanks for the info BugMagnet!!

I just came out of the garage; you are right 2 minutes max. I should have done this the first day I had her.

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It is a 2 min job to adjust the shift lever height, on the bar there are two bolts, they both turn in the same direction to loosen, once loosened, turn the bar itself to the desired lever height, then tighten it up. Very simple. Works the same if you have extensions on or not.
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