2007 KLR shifter problem solution???
So here is my dilemma, I am physically having a difficulty shifting "down & up" (missing the shift) with my full size boots. I dont have a physical issue with my left ankle. Just very hard and a pain in the rear to actually catch the rubber end of the shifter porperely, when shifting. I am considering "cutting & lengthening" and rewelding (mig welding) back the the original shifter into my happy spot.
1) Has anyone done this mod?
2) Is it actually possible to "weld" back the shifter together on this stock metal shifter with a mig welder or is it made out of "pot metal", which I was told by a welding buddy that it wouldn't end up being a strong weld, if the stock metal is actually made out of "pot cast metal". It would really suck to attempt this mod, and end up with a weak shifter or a possible broken shifter/weld, out in the middle of no where...Thanks in advance for any replies.