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post #1 of 10 Old 01-17-2009, 02:23 AM
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Touratech folding shift lever on Wee

I snapped off the stock shift lever last Fall on a low-speed lowside (since repaired) and bought the Touratech lever for the Vee to replace it. I wanted the folding tip and was looking forward to a more positive shift and the race pattern.

The Touratech lever is a piece of art - man this thing is nice! Well-machined, perfect powdercoating, lock nut and threadlock - really great looking!

Although the lever bolts up directly to the Wee, the position of the shift peg is too different from stock for me; it may actually be a benefit to those with big feet (or just big boots) but the extra length is too much for my size 10.5s.

Stock lever length


Touratech lever length


Stock lever upshift


Touratech lever upshift (or downshift with the race pattern)


Both levers on the transmission shaft to compare positions


Kind of a funky angle for the Touratech lever compared to the peg and frame slider


So, the Touratech lever for the 1000 definitely fits the 650, BUT it's longer and slightly angled compared to stock. Anyone want to buy an unused folding shift lever??

Tom
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It reverses the shift pattern on a 650 in case race pattern wasn't clear.

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It reverses the shift pattern on a 650 in case race pattern wasn't clear.
It'd probably be safe to leave the key in the bike.

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mmmmm.... i think i like the idea of making one of those steel ones longer rather than the stock alum one.

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I snapped off the stock shift lever last Fall on a low-speed lowside (since repaired) and bought the Touratech lever for the Vee to replace it. I wanted the folding tip and was looking forward to a more positive shift and the race pattern.

The Touratech lever is a piece of art - man this thing is nice! Well-machined, perfect powdercoating, lock nut and threadlock - really great looking!

Although the lever bolts up directly to the Wee, the position of the shift peg is too different from stock for me; it may actually be a benefit to those with big feet (or just big boots) but the extra length is too much for my size 10.5s.

Stock lever length


Touratech lever length


Stock lever upshift


Touratech lever upshift (or downshift with the race pattern)


Both levers on the transmission shaft to compare positions


Kind of a funky angle for the Touratech lever compared to the peg and frame slider


So, the Touratech lever for the 1000 definitely fits the 650, BUT it's longer and slightly angled compared to stock. Anyone want to buy an unused folding shift lever??

Tom
Is that some sort of home brew slider or highway peg in that last shot?
Tell me more please.
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Is that some sort of home brew slider or highway peg in that last shot?
Tell me more please.
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SVRacing frame slider, bought from Blaine right here on Stromtrooper! Check the vendor forum.

I haven't tried them out yet (installed them after a lowside), but they are very high quality and fit perfectly. The make a reasonable highway peg in a pinch too.

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Floding shift lever

Get the proper lever I got mine from Vstroma (mfg studebaker) it works great and you have the regular shift pattern................Kieth
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Get the proper lever I got mine from Vstroma (mfg studebaker) it works great and you have the regular shift pattern................Kieth
Is the Studebaker/Vstroma shifter any longer than stock? I have big feet an would like a little more room...

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does the Studebaker/Vstroma shifter fit the 1000?

i am so sick of breaking them :mad:
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