How to replace gear shifter? - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
V-Strom Service and Maintenance Questions and Discussions Share your service and maintenance information-questions. Please include your year and model in the text of your post.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 Old 09-17-2010, 01:48 AM Thread Starter
Junior Trooper
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Northern Beaches, Sydney
Posts: 3
How to replace gear shifter?

My gear shifter broke the other day. I was riding along when I heard an almighty clattering form under the bike and something really hard and painful whacked me on the foot. I thought the stand had fallen off or something. It turns out a flat iron bar had been lying on the road and it reared up and smashed my gear shifter in two. Rather than a nice "L" shaped shifter, I now have an "I" shape with nothing to put my toe under. To change gear I put the heel of my boot against the top of the "I" and drag it up with my heel. It's amazing how good you can get at that!

Anyway, I want to fix it but when I had a look it didn't look straightforward. It looks to me as if you have to replace the whole mechanism which is screwed to the frame with 2 large allen bolts. Is that correct? Does anyone have any instructions anywhere on how to do this?
philled is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 09-17-2010, 02:12 AM
greywolf's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Evanston IL USA
Posts: 38,049
You don't say what model you have but both have a circlip on the end of the shaft. Remove #38 with circlip pliers. Be aware The jam nut #34 has a left hand thread. A Dl1000 setup will look a little different.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s

Please vote in the poll on what Strom(s) you have at
greywolf is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome