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post #1 of 30 Old 10-04-2008, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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Folding/pivoting Shifters for Wee?

I'm on my third shifter, and there will undoubtedly be more. Every other time I drop the thing in the dirt, off comes the shifter. Fook.

You'd think somebody out there would be making a folding/pivoting shifter for the Wee.

Anybody seen and/or know where to get one?
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How about a Dan Vesel Shift Lever Guard?

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Looks nice. But I don't see anywhere that says he sells them. If he does, I'd be interested. I'll give him a call.
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I'm on my third shifter, and there will undoubtedly be more. Every other time I drop the thing in the dirt, off comes the shifter. Fook.

You'd think somebody out there would be making a folding/pivoting shifter for the Wee.

Anybody seen and/or know where to get one?
I have seen them but can't remember where.......

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Try dirt bikes, they have folding shifters. I would imagine the shift-shaft diameter is the same as the road bikes.
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Try dirt bikes, they have folding shifters. I would imagine the shift-shaft diameter is the same as the road bikes.
Yeah, I would agree with this. I have a shed full of dirt bikes and i'm going to try to match one up with my stock Wee to see if it would fit. I'll check back if I find a decent match.

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I have one in my tool kit. Smallest suzuki dirt bike lever I could find and 5 minutes with a vice bending it to clear the cases. Should cost ~$10.

Problem is that it'll reverse the shift pattern.

So - mine lives in the tool kit "just in case" rather than on the bike.

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Google it. I know I saw one last week. Folding rear brake levers as well. There was other adventure moto stuff on it. I tried finding the site for ya but no luck bud.:sad1:
I'l keep trying.

Never mind.... I just found it....for a DL1000. Brake pedal is for a sixfiddy. My bad. sorry.

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Since you're on your third one, why not take one of the broken ones and get the folding tip from a dirtbike shifter welded onto it? Your local wrecker should have a few. If that's not an option, various companies (e.g. EMGO) make alloy shifters for the different brands of dirtbikes, and one of those is a LOT cheaper than a new V-Strom part, or the Vstroma one, come to that.

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