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BMW R 1200RT => BMW R 1200RT General Discussions => Topic started by: Robbo on 2019-11-19 00:26:29

Title: Gear lever
Post by: Robbo on 2019-11-19 00:26:29
Hi All, any advice please regard gear lever position / length. With my riding boots on (size 12 eeeek) it's difficult to get foot in the correct place to change up. .... is there a modified longer gear lever available please ? Thank you Robbo.
Title: Re: Gear lever
Post by: jackronner on 2019-11-19 02:34:52
It's pretty straightforward to raise and lower the lever on my 2009 RT.  Just remove the cinch bolt at the bottom, remove the lever (recommend you use a marker to note the original position) and rotate it up to accommodate your your pontoons, replace on the spindle and tighten.  There is a "fine-tuning" adjuster that hardly seems to move it at all.  NOTE:  I raised it too high and, on a rough road, found I was inadvertently shifting down when the bottom my foot hit the lever during a bounce.  Disconcerting.  You may have to find a longer lever in the end.  Good luck.
Title: Re: Gear lever
Post by: David. on 2019-11-19 10:51:24
Is there a modified longer gear lever available.

Suburban Machinery make an extended shifter, https://www.suburban-machinery.com/R1200RT.html

(https://www.suburban-machinery.com/R12RTLongShifter.JPG)

This thread from BMWLT might be helpful, https://www.bmwlt.com/forums/rt-series/51530-adjusting-2009-r1200rt-gear-shift-lever.html
Title: Re: Gear lever
Post by: David. on 2019-11-19 11:18:47
I raised it too high and, on a rough road, found I was inadvertently shifting down when the bottom of my foot hit the lever during a bounce.

Foot Placement for Motorcycle Riders, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xxi3rdTZCXo
Title: Re: Gear lever
Post by: ds99 on 2019-12-21 22:28:29
i had one of these on my 2007 R1200RT and it worked ok, but it fell off somewhere in Spain in Sept


if you find it, you can keep it


(https://nippynormans.global.ssl.fastly.net/usercontent/img/col-6/88487.jpg)


https://www.nippynormans.com/f800r-f800s-f800st/wunderlich-touring-brake-or-gear-lever-enlarger-r1250gs-r1250rt-and-more (https://www.nippynormans.com/f800r-f800s-f800st/wunderlich-touring-brake-or-gear-lever-enlarger-r1250gs-r1250rt-and-more)