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post #1 of 12 Old 10-24-2016, 07:59 AM Thread Starter
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Gear Shifter

I'm new to this site and am sure that this has been answered a bunch, I am wondering what the best after market gear shifter is for a 2014 New edition? Any help is much appreciated.
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post #2 of 12 Old 10-24-2016, 08:59 AM
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Welcome to the Forum.

I like the Happy Trails shifter myself but I'm sure there are other offerings out there. Use the Forum Search tool and you should hit some.

KLR650 Shift Lever +1", Shift Lever, HTPKA-8, Moose Shifter, 1602-0166

IMS and TUSK also have an offering. The IMS I've seen on Amazon and the Tusk at Rocky Mtn.ATV.
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Thank you for your help, I will look those up.
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I bought a happy trails +1 inch shifter. It works on my 2016 KLR 650. Costs about $30

It was easy to install once I used W-D-40.

Size 12 shoe. The stock shifter hit me a the bottom of my toes.... The +1 shifter, hits my foot at middle of my toes.

Review for happy trails.... I like it, but it's hard to feel when you have motorcycle shoes on. Overall took me about a day to get used to, but then I liked it better the +1 better than stock. It's a little stronger than stock. Its sold on Happy Trails website. It is not on amazon.

I was told the IMS shifters on amazon are garbage.

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That depends; are you just wanting a better constructed shifter or do you need an extended one?

I have size 9 boots and since I use the Knightdesigns drop pegs I didn't want a longer shifter, just one that wouldn't crack. I only found two that you could get stock length so I ordered the Moose one. If I wanted extended, I would have tried the Aluminum Tusk

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Happy trails also has one at stock length.
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Thank you everyone for all the help. My shifter is causing a groove when I shift, its the MSR shifter. I will look into the others that were suggested.
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Thank you everyone for all the help. My shifter is causing a groove when I shift, its the MSR shifter. I will look into the others that were suggested.
Sounds like it may be bent. Try removing it and bending it back.

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It is a brand new shifter, I'm thinking about bending it out to see how that works. I'm still going to get another one in case that doesn't solve the problem.
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....take it off to bend it.

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