Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
How do I lower my shifter?
Got the Suburban Machinary lowering kit for my pegs. Needed to add the Iliium brake pedal to lower it to taste. Let me interject, I LOVE the brake pedal. It's well made and easy to install, although I had to use emory cloth to enlarge the mounting hole before it would slide on. Took 5 minutes extra.
Now I want to lower the shifter. I also got the Ilium shift extension. WAY worth it - but still not low enough for me.
Ordered the Phil Johnston kit so's I could fix it all at the same time. Here's the problem.
The HOW lists two part numbers for the linkage rod:
Shift Linkage Selector Rod - Short 23 41 2 332 281 - $16.10
Shift Linkage Selector Rod - Long 23 41 2 332 282 - $17.69
At a BMW dealer the other day, I gave him the part number for the long one and he looked it up and said that was the stock one.
So the question is, which one lowers the shifter? I can't imagine the short one does, but then, everything in BMW land seems to do the opposite of what it should do.
2005 BMW K1200LT (got it in July 2007)
2002 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R (parked next to the LT)
1982 Suzuki GS-750EZ (paid $500
for it in 1985, sold it for $450 in 2000)
1978 Honda CB-500F (sold in 1980)
1976 Honda CB-400F (drowned to
death in the blizzard of 1978 in Boston)