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post #1 of 5 Old 09-14-2009, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
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Suggestions for shifting a DL in stiff motocross boots...

So...my riding partner (wife) and I decided to add a little protection for our lower legs to our riding gear and bought 15" tall riding boots. The question is, how do we effectively shift with boots this stiff? We can do it on our DRs...just not on our DLs. It feels like the shifter is too short, and we can't get our boot under it.

Any suggestions welcome. Thanks in advance.

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Shifter height is adjustable. You might need to raise it up a bit. One of the adjuster nuts is reverse threaded, so look closely before you twist the wrenches. While you're there, make sure the shifter lever is tight on the spline.

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Thank you sir. I'll give it a try.

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Shifter height is adjustable. You might need to raise it up a bit. One of the adjuster nuts is reverse threaded, so look closely before you twist the wrenches. While you're there, make sure the shifter lever is tight on the spline.

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Shifter height is adjustable. You might need to raise it up a bit. One of the adjuster nuts is reverse threaded, so look closely before you twist the wrenches. While you're there, make sure the shifter lever is tight on the spline.

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That's what I did and it worked just fine. No problems now shifting with my Moose M1 boots on.
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If you don't want to adjust the shifter, you can just stand on the pegs. Great ankle protection, though.

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