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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
As far as using a jockey shifter on the Vulcan 750, it is not a good idea. The shifter mechanism is very fragile and easily broken. In fact it is so easily broken that many people have broken them with normal use, and have installed a bushing between the shifter and case to keep the rod from going to far back inside the case when whatever it is breaks off. It would not likely last long with a long shifter handle attached to it. The weight of the handle by itself would probably overstress it. Just another one of the Vulcan 750s weak points that didn't need to be there. It is very common to break them if the bike falls on the left side, and the shifter hits the ground. But to be fair, no bike that does not have an external shift linkage is going to hold up well to a hand shift mounted directly on the shift rod that goes into the engine.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike