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post #1 of 11 Old 04-06-2008, 02:49 AM Thread Starter
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Best non-gouging shift lever

The shift lever on my bike is tearing upj my stator cover. It looks like its from MSR. Whats a better replacement, that won't damage the stator cover? Does anyone have the newer dualstar one with the oval pad on the end?
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post #2 of 11 Old 04-06-2008, 11:43 AM
 
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is it that close that it is rubbing? Is it bent? SOunds like if it isnt bent then it is the wrong one for the bike.
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post #3 of 11 Old 04-06-2008, 09:05 PM
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Dual star shifter is the one I have. Looks good and fits perfectly. Makes sense that the oval pad is there too. Your shifter must be bent or the wrong lever.

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The shift lever on my bike is tearing upj my stator cover. It looks like its from MSR. Whats a better replacement, that won't damage the stator cover? Does anyone have the newer dualstar one with the oval pad on the end?
I bought the same MSR shifter & it is also hitting the stator cover. I would stay away from that one if anyone else is thinking of buying it.

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I got the big foot from whitehorse fits perfect and works great they have a reg size also.
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Yeah I ended up getting the dual star lever with the oval pad, and it doesn't even touch it. If it does get bent, it looks like the oval pad will help alot. It works great with boots, but i hav a lot of trouble shifting in tennis shoes. Which is probably a good thing since i should be wearing boots anyways, but if you have small feet this lever may not be the best for you.
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post #7 of 11 Old 05-05-2010, 10:56 AM
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are you guys sure its longer? It doesn't say its any longer on thier website
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I have a Happy Trails one. Your shifter is too close if it's gouging the case. Take it off, put it in a vise and bend it back.

I had to do that for a guy when I was replacing his Doo. He had that thing rubbing that the case was almost worn through. How dumb is that?

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I don't even have large feet... i think i am pretty average at a size 10. Mine just seems like its made for a woman foot.... i need a manly shift lever
I don't have this problem at all on my WR450 or my previous DRZ400.....
I need to measure the gap on the WR450 and compare it to the KLR650
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I don't even have large feet... i think i am pretty average at a size 10. Mine just seems like its made for a woman foot.... i need a manly shift lever
I don't have this problem at all on my WR450 or my previous DRZ400.....
I need to measure the gap on the WR450 and compare it to the KLR650

Yea I went to a longer lever. The other problem is that the pegs are located high and forward compared to a dirt bike. I found some cheap plates that move them down and back about an inch.
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