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Offline Strykerlover

Shorter shifter lever
« on: May 22, 2017, 07:47:08 PM »
I was wondering if anybody else here has considered or actually attempted to shorten the shift lever. It is apparent that I am a little large for this UTV (z6) and I'm 6'2" and the shifter is always bumping against the side of my knee cap. If I could shorten the shifter it would solve a comfort issue. Has anybody dissected the shifter? Could this be a relatively easy mod? Thanks for any help.

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Shorter shifter lever
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2017, 08:36:19 PM »
Anything is possible. To do so and keep the shifter detents, you would have to shorten the shaft and be able to re-thread it for the knob and shorten the internal plastic piece. I had apart to adjust the detents to align with the transmission's detents and it didn't look too tough if you have the stuff to do it.
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Offline Strykerlover

Re: Shorter shifter lever
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2017, 08:40:49 PM »
Ill need to look at this for sure.

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Shorter shifter lever
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2017, 08:58:02 PM »
Ill need to look at this for sure.
Just loosen the jam nut and spin the handle off. You will get a better idea.
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 | 9.7" GPS | Bandit Springs Rear & Gen-3 Shocks Front

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Offline Strykerlover

Re: Shorter shifter lever
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2017, 09:26:09 PM »
Thanks, I'll look at it tomorrow

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Offline Cosmosdan

Re: Shorter shifter lever
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2017, 03:16:42 AM »
Yep, just measure how much the rod pokes out before you start. run a die down the shaft to the height you want then cut off. Chase the threads to clean them up. After that just shorten the center rod as needed and round off the end like the old end was.
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: Shorter shifter lever
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2017, 09:36:11 AM »
Great suggestions, I'll post pics when I'm done and complete a little write up on it. Thanks for all the suggestions.

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Offline Strykerlover

Re: Shorter shifter lever
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2017, 07:14:36 PM »
Well my fix was much easier than I originally thought. I loosened the jam nut, simply turned the shifter knob on quarter turn and tightened the jam nut. The handle no longer pokes me in the leg. I did notice however that I do not need to push the button on the side to shift from high to low. Is that normal?

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Shorter shifter lever
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2017, 07:39:58 PM »
Well my fix was much easier than I originally thought. I loosened the jam nut, simply turned the shifter knob on quarter turn and tightened the jam nut. The handle no longer pokes me in the leg. I did notice however that I do not need to push the button on the side to shift from high to low. Is that normal?
Because you can..or will..damage the transmission shifting it between High and Low while moving you would think the detents would stop that from accidentally happening...but mine will shift from High into Low without depressing the button but..not back into High. I have to press the button for that. So..maybe take yours one rotation to the loose-side and see if you still can get all the positions using the button. Think I'll do the same. If not..maybe take a little off the center rod :)

 
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Offline Strykerlover

Re: Shorter shifter lever
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2017, 08:09:55 PM »
Poor design in my opinion. I've tried to adjust it in many different setting and no matter what, I never need to depress the button to shift from high to low. I will make sure that I stop to shift, but hopefully nobody hits the shifter by accident while I'm driving.

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Offline Cosmosdan

Re: Shorter shifter lever
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2017, 12:26:20 AM »
I have pics of the shifter in my Z6 issues tread. I also go over fixes for 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