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post #1 of 20 Old 08-23-2018, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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Shifter relocation project. 2015 DL1000

Picked up a new set of Forma Boulder boots, can't get toe under shifter now. Never had a shifting issue with MX boots on any other bike or quad. Tried adjusting it, nope. Shift arm is too close to the foot peg. Seems to be a well known issue. And I refuse to pay in excess of $100 bucks for some fix.

So heres the start of my DIY relocation kit. Made from scrap aluminum, using a drill press, a crappy wood working band saw, and belt sander. This is the result of tonights efforts.

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post #2 of 20 Old 08-24-2018, 10:59 AM
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Skills...nice job. Have you tested it?

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Adapter is now powdercoated. Just finished up adjusting the new 1" shorter threaded rod.

Didnt have a left hand die in 6mmx1.0 so had to thread the shorter rod on the old mans lathe. Could have cut and welded the OEM rod, But I would prefer to have all original stock parts at my disposal if I want to go back.

Anyways.. I can now shift fine on the center stand with regular shoes as well as my new MX boots. Will test ride shortly.

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Works great, but needs a thicker back plate or second bolt at top. Has a bit of flex if you push down past shift stop point. Should be easy to reproduce it in 1/4 and swap it out.

Running the trans Wisconsin adventure trail next week, and wont have time, so this one will get a good beat down as is next week.

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Picked up a new set of Forma Boulder boots, can't get toe under shifter now. Never had a shifting issue with MX boots on any other bike or quad. Tried adjusting it, nope. Shift arm is too close to the foot peg. Seems to be a well known issue. And I refuse to pay in excess of $100 bucks for some fix.

So heres the start of my DIY relocation kit. Made from scrap aluminum, using a drill press, a crappy wood working band saw, and belt sander. This is the result of tonights efforts.

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Not $100 more like $45. https://www.svracingparts.com/store/...tegory=9179080


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Not $100 more like $45. https://www.svracingparts.com/store/...tegory=9179080


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That appears to be just a foot peg lowering kit. Distance between foot peg and shifter tip appear stock. Unless I missed it, this will not allow shifting with mx boots.

Here's an approximated before and actual after shots of boot angle required to get below shifter. Even if shifter was adjusted upward to the point that downshifting was an issue.

Both pics are with shifter tip located 1" forward of stock.


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Nice work. I had the same problem and got the Adventure Tech extender. I ended up taking it off after I got some boots that were not so bulky.

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Nice work. I had the same problem and got the Adventure Tech extender. I ended up taking it off after I got some boots that were not so bulky.
Is it for sale?

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That appears to be just a foot peg lowering kit. Distance between foot peg and shifter tip appear stock. Unless I missed it, this will not allow shifting with mx boots.

Here's an approximated before and actual after shots of boot angle required to get below shifter. Even if shifter was adjusted upward to the point that downshifting was an issue.

Both pics are with shifter tip located 1" forward of stock.


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Ok, now I see what youíre doing. I just moved my shifter linkage a tooth or 2 when Iím wearing my adventure boots.


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Ok, now I see what youíre doing. I just moved my shifter linkage a tooth or 2 when Iím wearing my adventure boots.


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Yeah, but if the shifter hits the peg (as high as it can be set) and you still can't get the boot under it, there's nowhere to go, but to relocate it, right?
Those are some BIG boots! No issues with my size twelves, but they're road race boots! lol
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