Added the Suburban Machinery lowering kit this winter and had planned on adding the Extended Shifter, but have found that I really do not need it. The $300+ played a role as well (I first thought it was gold plated). Have big old size 12 boots and change did not affect my shifting. I did remove the shifter and reattached it one spline notch down (if that makes sense). http://ascycles.com/detail.aspx?ID=47526 shows old and new one with the one inch additional length.
The brake change was definitely not needed on my bike. Adjusted the Brake mechanism to pitch it down further and it works great.
Took my RT on the Horseshoe Bay Ferry right past your beautiful island last Summer. Good luck on your choice.. Pat
I put the peg lowering set on my '08 RT and adjusted the brake and shift levers for my big boots and it made a hugh difference. No need to buy different brake and shift levers as the OEM are adjustable.
Yes, adjusting the shift lever is often needed when adding the peg lowering device or getting new boots. I had to do it. The good news is that it is very easy.
To make the job easy, do the following:
- Put bike on Centerstand
- Remove clutch side side case (pannier)
- Remove the foot peg mounting plate. I think there are 4 easily accessible screws. This exposes the shifter and its attaching screw.
- Before you do anything else, put bike in neutral and measure the distance from the shifter to the floor. Write this down.
- Remove the Screw/Pinch Bolt that holds the shift lever on. Note, removal, not loosening.
- Pull the shift lever off and reposition one or more notches on the spline. You will see that one notch is about an inch. Re- Measure, record the number. One was all I needed to adjust mine when I got my new Alpinestars Boots.
- Reposition everything and see if it feels like it is enough.
Whole thing takes about 15 minutes... if you already have the Torx Socket for the Shifter spline pinch bolt.
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