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Offline Strykerlover

More comfortable shifter
« on: October 09, 2017, 03:08:31 PM »
So, if you’re tired of the ugly long shifter in your bike there’s an easy fix.

I went to our local machine shop and had him thread the shift shaft all the way down to the base, drove my machine home, took the shift knob off, measured the inner shaft length, and cut the outer shaft to desired length with a dermal. be careful not to cut the innermost shaft yet.

Once the outer shift shaft is threaded and cut to desired length, cut inner shaft the same length measured earlier. Round off the end of the inner shaft with a dremal and some sand paper. This is the result!


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Offline NMKawierider

Re: More comfortable shifter
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2017, 03:41:09 PM »
Yeah...looks better. Still shift OK?
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | Magellan TRX7 GPS| Bandit Springs

My Videos On YouTube

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Offline Strykerlover

Re: More comfortable shifter
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2017, 03:46:12 PM »
Shifts better than before due to no more flex.

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: More comfortable shifter
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2017, 03:54:48 PM »
Good. It would be nice not to have all that throw.
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | Magellan TRX7 GPS| Bandit Springs

My Videos On YouTube

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Offline Strykerlover

Re: More comfortable shifter
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2017, 03:58:41 PM »
It’s a really easy mod!

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Offline Coloradocrawler

Re: More comfortable shifter
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2017, 11:22:23 AM »
Awesome mod....

Another thing I have to put on my to do list..

FUNNY, as I looked at your pic all I kept staring at was the shotgun with water on it.  I kept thinking.....wipe of the water to prevent rust...LOL
« Last Edit: October 15, 2017, 09:52:21 PM by Coloradocrawler »
2014 Zforce 600
Da-bomb half windshield, Cage chopped 5 1/2 inches, Snorkels for both CVT and Air intake, UNI and Twin-air filters, UE Boom speakers (pair), bed storage (dust proof), GPS (roll bar mount), overhead storage bags, 30 in LED light, Rock lights, Desert Molding Concepts seat springs, C1 clutch setting, 23g Dr. Pulley sliders, scap doors, 28 in Bighorn 2.0's. Fox shocks from a wildcat trail.

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Offline vman

Re: More comfortable shifter
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2017, 11:45:39 AM »
Awesome mod....

Another thing I have to put on my to do list..

FUNNY, as I looked at your pic all I kept staring at was the shotgun with water on it.  I kept thinking.....wipe of the water to prevent runt...LOL

Great picture, great mod, it gives it a much cleaner appearance.

My eyes continuously went back and forth from the shifter to the shotgun.... couldn't determine if it was the water on it or the memories of a similar old single barrel years ago...either way thanks for sharing a great mod and for bringing back great memories.
« Last Edit: October 11, 2017, 11:50:40 AM by vman »
2012 Z6 625

Rodin doors and liners, SATV flip up windshield and Pacific Eagle soft rear, Dr. Pulley Sliders, C1 clutch, 1" wheel spacers, 2" lift, Kolpin Mirrors, custom muffler, front light bar, custom mudguards, modified rear cage, 27" Maxxis Mudder LT tires, custom seat covers, custom air intakes.

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Offline Strykerlover

Re: More comfortable shifter
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2017, 06:01:23 PM »
Haha thanks! I was hunting on a rainy day. Here in Northern Maine it rains often so it can't stop us. Lol. Shotgun is a 40 year old Stevens single shot 20 gauge. I shot it with wd40 when I got home and wiped it all off.

This is in fact a great mod! It shifts better and no longer vibrates against my leg.

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Offline Cosmosdan

Re: More comfortable shifter
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2017, 11:34:50 AM »
I was going through tsbs and ran across one that replaces short shifters with long ones. I think 2012 had shorter ones.
2013 Z6 Trail
Iron Baltic skid plates
UE Boom Speaker mount
RZR 800 Shocks
Mostly stock trail riding
25g. Rollers and A1

2016 Outlander max 570
Too new for mods yet

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Offline Coloradocrawler

Re: More comfortable shifter
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2017, 06:14:41 PM »
Does anyone know what size tap is needed to do this mod.. Everything I have is for sae ....I don't want to buy a metric set. And I can borrow the size I need.
2014 Zforce 600
Da-bomb half windshield, Cage chopped 5 1/2 inches, Snorkels for both CVT and Air intake, UNI and Twin-air filters, UE Boom speakers (pair), bed storage (dust proof), GPS (roll bar mount), overhead storage bags, 30 in LED light, Rock lights, Desert Molding Concepts seat springs, C1 clutch setting, 23g Dr. Pulley sliders, scap doors, 28 in Bighorn 2.0's. Fox shocks from a wildcat trail.

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Offline Cosmosdan

Re: More comfortable shifter
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2017, 06:18:20 PM »
I'm not sure what size. The metal is soft and cheap die set will so the job. They are worth having if you just need to clean up the end of a bolt that is buggered up.
2013 Z6 Trail
Iron Baltic skid plates
UE Boom Speaker mount
RZR 800 Shocks
Mostly stock trail riding
25g. Rollers and A1

2016 Outlander max 570
Too new for mods yet

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Offline Strykerlover

Re: More comfortable shifter
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2017, 07:47:04 PM »
The threads are metric, but I'm not sure the size. I just drive to our machine shop and he did it for me.

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Offline bezerk1

Re: More comfortable shifter
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2017, 08:01:58 AM »
I was going through tsbs and ran across one that replaces short shifters with long ones. I think 2012 had shorter ones.

Are the tsbs available online?

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Offline Cosmosdan

Re: More comfortable shifter
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2017, 05:51:25 PM »
Online TSB, maybe. I can't remember where I seen it.
2013 Z6 Trail
Iron Baltic skid plates
UE Boom Speaker mount
RZR 800 Shocks
Mostly stock trail riding
25g. Rollers and A1

2016 Outlander max 570
Too new for mods yet

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Offline Coloradocrawler

Re: More comfortable shifter
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2017, 09:14:20 PM »
Cosmodan,

Funny I took to heart what you said about just buying a metric tap & die kit.
It was just my luck that it did not have the right size in the kit...LOL
I think the threads are a 12mm 1.25 pitch.
Will be looking for that size over the weekend.
2014 Zforce 600
Da-bomb half windshield, Cage chopped 5 1/2 inches, Snorkels for both CVT and Air intake, UNI and Twin-air filters, UE Boom speakers (pair), bed storage (dust proof), GPS (roll bar mount), overhead storage bags, 30 in LED light, Rock lights, Desert Molding Concepts seat springs, C1 clutch setting, 23g Dr. Pulley sliders, scap doors, 28 in Bighorn 2.0's. Fox shocks from a wildcat trail.