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post #1 of 13 Old 09-12-2010, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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Shifter adjustment

I would like to raise the shifter a little to ease getting my new boots under it. I have searched the manual for instructions but I can't find a damn thing. Can you guys help?
How does the shift lever get adjusted for height?
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There are some differences between models but the procedure is the same so I'll use this example. Loosen the lock nuts at #34 and #37. Check the threads because one of those nuts has a left hand thread. It turns the opposite direction of a typical nut to loosen. Once loose, turn the adjuster #29 to change the pedal height. Then tighten the nuts.


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If I remember correctly the bottom nut #34 is the left hand thread nut.

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I don't know if the dl1k has that mechanism... If not, just move the shifter up or down one spline at the shaft that commes out of thr transmission.
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If I remember correctly the bottom nut #34 is the left hand thread nut.
It is on the 650. I don't know about the 1000.

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The shaft does have the lock nuts on the 1K, I didn't realize I needed to rotate the rod,
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I adjusted mine earlier this summer for my new boots. Just look at the threads and it's easy to see which is the left twist. A little adjustment goes a long way. I initially went a full turn. Then had to back it off by 1/4. I may back it up again by another 1/4 as my boot has broken in. A dab of white-out makes a good reference mark.

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left vs right thread

no need to remember that stuff

just remember this, on the <= 2011 Wee

with 10mm combination wrench on either top or bottom jam nut, and free end of wrench facing front of bike, push wrench toward engine to loosen the nut(s)

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I know this is an old thread, but I found it very helpful to know one of the jamb nuts on the fine adjustment was a left hand thread. I had the coarse adjustment done easily, but the fine adjustment was the problem until I read this. Thanks guys!
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I know this is an old thread, but I found it very helpful to know one of the jamb nuts on the fine adjustment was a left hand thread. I had the coarse adjustment done easily, but the fine adjustment was the problem until I read this. Thanks guys!
Same goes here. Old but really helpful.

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