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OfflineRobbo

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    Gear lever
    « 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.

    Offlinejackronner

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      Re: Gear lever
      « Reply #1 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.

      OfflineDavid.

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        Re: Gear lever
        « Reply #2 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



        This thread from BMWLT might be helpful, https://www.bmwlt.com/forums/rt-series/51530-adjusting-2009-r1200rt-gear-shift-lever.html
        « Last Edit: 2019-11-19 10:58:57 by David. »

        OfflineDavid.

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          Re: Gear lever
          « Reply #3 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
          « Last Edit: 2019-11-19 11:50:22 by David. »