Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Southern Maryland
Different shifter and horn bracket
Will mounting a shifter directly to the gear shaft have any adverse long- or short-term effects?
I removed the OEM linkage and shifter and installed one for a DR650 I got from RonAyers.com. The shift pattern is now 1 up and 5 down, and after a 90 mile test ride, I find I'm liking it quite a bit. The shifter is longer and fits my foot better, and rolling through the gears seems to feel more natural.
Also included a pic or two of my home-grown Stebel mounting bracket. The original idea belongs to others . . . I just oriented the bracket so the horn trumpets face forward. Quite the attention-getter . . .
2019 Yamaha Tracer 900 GT (Annabelle)
2013 Suzuki V-Strom DL650 (Juliette)
2013 Yamaha FJR 1300 (Rachel)
2008 Suzuki Bandit 1250S (Fiona)
2006 Honda VFR800 (Jenny)
2005 Suzuki V-Strom DL650 (Hannah)
2003 Honda Shadow Sabre VT1100 (Veronica)
Last edited by whistler; 06-13-2008 at 09:44 PM.