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Hi All,

I am looking to replace my 09 DL1000 shifter and linkage with a DR650 shifter. After searching the web it seems that the DR has a couple different shifter models depending on the year of the DR... What year DR shifter should I be looking for?


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Did away with linkage by going with Moose racing lever. Arm is 1" longer than OEM and hinged to do away with cracked case in the event of a spill. Inexpensive swap. :beatnik:
 

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ive never seen a dr650 with linkage. from 96 on the dr remained unchanged. i own an 08 dr and my friends own dr's from various years ranging from 97 on. seems to me the lever from a dr might be a bit long.

you should spring for the folding lever from touratech though.
 

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Hi,

I want to get rid of the linkage on the oem shifter and move the shifter further forward.. I installed the peg plates that move them down and forward and goldwing pegs. this along with my size 14 boots do to leave much room.

I have read where the DR650 shifter is a good fit and is long enough to make it comfortable again. My problem is that the companies that make the folding shifters show 2 different models based on the year of the DR. I just need to know what year will fit my 09 Vee....


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I just bought a generic DR650 shifter from MC Superstore ( I think maybe it was a Moose??) anyway it works great and gave me about 1" more room for offroad boots.


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You want the Touratech lever. No linkage and longer. Simple swap, love mine.
 

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Hi,

I want to get rid of the linkage on the oem shifter and move the shifter further forward.. I installed the peg plates that move them down and forward and goldwing pegs. this along with my size 14 boots do to leave much room.

I have read where the DR650 shifter is a good fit and is long enough to make it comfortable again. My problem is that the companies that make the folding shifters show 2 different models based on the year of the DR. I just need to know what year will fit my 09 Vee....


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the only difference between the pre 96 and post is the angle of the lever. the 96-current are bent a little further away from the case. you can use either but may have to manually bend the pre 96 lever. be safe and buy the 96-current
 

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I didn't know there was a difference but I had to shorten and lower mine a bit by cutting it and re-welding it in a different position.

 

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Did away with linkage by going with Moose racing lever. Arm is 1" longer than OEM and hinged to do away with cracked case in the event of a spill. Inexpensive swap. :beatnik:
Bumping this because I just bought this shifter and had some trouble. Originally it was too thick at the splines, so after ruining the bolt, I opted to grind the back of it down and use a big drill bit to give it a bit of a chamfer. Now it fits fine but I had to reuse the stock bolt. I think it's the same pitch and whatnot, but I can't confirm as I borked the other one. Did you use the moose hardware or the stock one?

EDIT - Scratch the above question, picked up a replacement bolt tonight and it is indeed the same as the stocker. All good assuming I didn't booger the shifter threads.
 
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