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Is it possible to adjust the shift lever for our feet

Only a specific pair of boots will fit between my left foot peg and shift lever making it hard to shift comfortably and not tear my boot toe up in the corner. Is there a way to adjust this or is there alot more transmission work involved in this? I'd like to fit comfortably under my lever

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Only a specific pair of boots will fit between my left foot peg and shift lever making it hard to shift comfortably and not tear my boot toe up in the corner. Is there a way to adjust this or is there alot more transmission work involved in this? I'd like to fit comfortably under my lever
This is only bolt I see that I may be use to adjust it but will it make it tougher to shift it if I move the lever up a few notches


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you can take the bolt out and move it up a notch. mark where it was before in case you decide to put it back.

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you can take the bolt out and move it up a notch. mark where it was before in case you decide to put it back.

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X2,,,, fully adjustable but 1 notch makes a lot of difference so work it one notch at a time.

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thanks alot , any suggestions on what to use for marking? tamper seal is too thick a bead for accuracy
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thanks alot , any suggestions on what to use for marking? tamper seal is too thick a bead for accuracy
Just clean the end off with brake cleaner and use a Sharpie/Magic marker. Clean off the marker with break cleaner or alcohol when your done.

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On most Kaw's, and other bikes, there is a dot on the shifter shaft and one on the shifter that are supposed to line up when it is in the factory position. My 1500 has one dot for the toe shifter and one for the heel shifter . I have both of mine one spline off because that is where I like them.




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I adjusted it. Many thanks guys. I will definitely be getting a heel to toe shifter to replace it

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be careful with a hill toe because the shaft that the shifter goes on isnt very strong and can break easily with to much pressure put on it.

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I heard a lot about that too. A friend of mine has a Harley roadking and says his does fine. Any way. To get a stronger shaft or should I be alright? I'm not tough at all with my shifting

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