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post #1 of 17 Old 10-23-2013, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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Red face New SIDI boots, can't shift. Will lower Pegs work?

Hopefully this is the right place to post this question since it is specific to the 12+ Glee. I just rode with a new pair of SIDI Combat Lites and could not shift without rocking my foot uncomfortably forward to get under the shifter. Considering raising the shifter if possible but also lowering the foot pegs. Has anyone struggled with this issue. I currently wear Fly riding boots which work fine but have grown to hate these boots. I really like the quality of the SIDI but can't get my foot under easily, even with moving my knee down. Doesn't feel safe. So is it worth lowering the pegs to fix this issue. I would probably go ahead and order the RR mirror extenders at the same time to use with some Tuono mirrors. Any feedback is much appreciated. BTW, I didn't pop on the SIDI boots yet in case I can't adjust the bike. Was grateful that Aerostich let me go for a ride with them first.

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post #2 of 17 Old 10-23-2013, 04:49 PM
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Adjust the position of the shifter lever to match the size of the boot's toe box.
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If that won't work for you give this a try, if you don't want to lower the pegs.

Suzuki V-Strom Shifter Relocation Extension

I wear a size 9 Sidi Sympatex but also have wider foot pegs. The extender works for me.

This is another solution.

SW-MOTECH Adjustable Folding Gear Shift Lever For Suzuki DL650 V-Strom '12 - '13 - TwistedThrottle.com
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Good advise. Going out to the garage now to try and adjust the shifter up a little. Hopefully this will be enough. Thanks for the feedback so far.

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Even with normal boots, the Zook has a close fitting shift lever - not a whole lot of room to fit boots made from at least 2, or 3 cow's worth of leather.....good luck! Post up your solution.

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Well, took me two minutes to adjust the shifter up, probably raised about 1/2 inch. At max adjustment up unless I disconnect from the shaft and raised it up some more. Going to go back over and pick up those boots to try them with this adjustment. Hopefully that will work.

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Purchased the full Combat Sidi boots size 43. Did not try riding the bike yet, but will tomorrow. Planning a ride with friends tomorrow, so hopefully the snow will hold off. Still considering adjusting the foot pegs depending on how well the shoe box fits. Hard to tell with the bike on the centerstand. BTW, can't believe how hard and thick these boots are! Glad I bought them now so I will have the winter slogging around the house with them. Plan to put them in some hot water and work them as well. Great heavy looking boot though. So now that I'm commited, will have to adapt the bike to the boot, if that makes any sense.

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No problem to move the shifter up a spline on the shaft.

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No problem to move the shifter up a spline on the shaft.
I will probably do that in the morning before we go for a ride. Since I will be wearing/trying these new boots, would be wise to make the adjustments first. I felt the need to switch my boots because the top of my foot felt like I had a broken tarsal bone, led to believe that it is the way I shift with my semi flexible boots. I tend to curl my toes up instead of using a flat foot and pivot at the ankle to shift. Assume a strained ligament is the culprit. Hopefully these boots and a better shifting angle will cure my issue.
Thank you for the feedback.

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post #10 of 17 Old 10-24-2013, 01:46 AM
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I had the same issue with my new Sidi Canyon boots on my 07 DL650 a few years ago. They will soften up and fit under the shifter after they break in a bit.
Soaking the boots in water is a good call also. I never felt the need to adjust my shifter. My feet are an 11/45.
I eventually replaced my stock footpegs with the SW Motech wider, adjustable footpegs, and they are a much better platform.
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