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Got a nice long ride in yesterday, and I've come to the conclusion that I need to move my shifter a bit lower to compensate for the Suburban Machinery peg-lowering kit. I had no issue adjusting the brake lever, but I'm not seeing a way to get at the shifter mount without removing half of the bike.

What am I missing?
 

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If you take a close look at the way the shifter is connected to the gearbox, you will see a turn buckle secured by a counternut.
the adjustment is limited, if more is needed then the shifter needs to be removed as a course adjustment first.
 

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The best way to adjust, is to remove the tupperware and adjust the shifter by removing it and adjusting it on the splines for the correct angle.

Removing the tupperware is not hard and it is probably a good idea to practice it, if you have not done it already.

removal video,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UHU4ZQ2C_Q&feature=youtu.be
 

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The shifter sits on the splined shaft, which is behind a piece of metal (not the Tupperware). I can see the bolt or screw which tightens the shifter against the shaft, however it appears that there's no room to remove the shifter from the shaft without removing this piece of metal first.

You can see the metal part I'm referring to in the picture below....It's what the footpeg is attached to.

 

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You do not have to remove any Tupperware to do the shifter adjustment.

It can be done, but is FAR EASIER to take off the silver peg mounting plate. If I recall correctly it is 3 or 4 screws, and just take it off. No big deal.

Then IF you have a Torx socket of the proper size you remove the screw, move the shifter one spline down, reverse the operation and you are done. Might take 15 minutes if you stop for a beer.

There have been several more detailed posts on this. the search function may reveal them but it really is a simple job. My suggestion is to put the bike on the centerstand and carefully measure the distance of the shifter to the garage floor. Write it down. Then do the move one spline at a time. Some guys have marked the shifter and shaft with a marker to keep up with things. A good idea especially if you don't do the ruler thing.

I had to move mine to adjust for new boots. Others have mentioned this as well. A little move is quite effective.

Just for the record- I have also done the turnbuckle thing but it is hard to do- upside down laying on the floor in a very cramped location, and even after getting it moved it may not be enough to solve the problem.

Really, the peg plate is a 15 minute job.
 

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hopz said:
You do not have to remove any Tupperware to do the shifter adjustment.

It can be done, but is FAR EASIER to take off the silver peg mounting plate. If I recall correctly it is 3 or 4 screws, and just take it off. No big deal.

Then IF you have a Torx socket of the proper size you remove the screw, move the shifter one spline down, reverse the operation and you are done. Might take 15 minutes if you stop for a beer.

There have been several more detailed posts on this. the search function may reveal them but it really is a simple job. My suggestion is to put the bike on the centerstand and carefully measure the distance of the shifter to the garage floor. Write it down. Then do the move one spline at a time. Some guys have marked the shifter and shaft with a marker to keep up with things. A good idea especially if you don't do the ruler thing.

I had to move mine to adjust for new boots. Others have mentioned this as well. A little move is quite effective.

Just for the record- I have also done the turnbuckle thing but it is hard to do- upside down laying on the floor in a very cramped location, and even after getting it moved it may not be enough to solve the problem.

Really, the peg plate is a 15 minute job.
THANK YOU!

That's exactly what I was looking for.
 
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