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Old 08-25-2010, 11:11 AM   #16
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Aha, how stupid I hadn't thought of that yet. I will go try it now.


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Old 08-30-2010, 06:13 PM   #17
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Wearing brand new (not broken in) Sidi Adventures and with the stock lever (without moving it up a notch or two), I had some trouble during 1-2 shifts mainly because I could not settle my foot on the peg properly and in time for the shift into 2nd. I kept finding neutral instead. The rest of the gears, however, were fine. I rode like that for 6 hours. It got easier, but still was not happy with the position.

Today I mounted on the adjustable Wunderlich lever http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mot...S/8500166.html and extended the lever about 1/2" longer that stock and that seems to be much easier with the same size 42 boot. I only tried it with the bike on the center stand, but this lever seems to be the solution. The roller tip makes it even easier to get the toe box under it and shift up. I kept the hieght below the foot peg level to avoid inadvertent downshifts while standing.

I will test ride it tomorrow and report back with a better review.
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Old 08-31-2010, 09:46 AM   #18
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Update on the above.

Went out to try the Wunderlich gear lever and Whoa...what a major positive difference over the stock lever. The unit is much thicker than the stock so raising it up to the foot peg level will rub the engine cover. But at the same height level as stock and the lever extended out a bit, getting the toe box of my Sidi Adventure size 42 boot under to shift is effortless.

I painted the lever black, but the blue locktight around the small allen screws ate some of the paint away.

I would definately recommend this piece to anyone not happy with the stock one. The stock unit can always be used as a backup on trips.
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:36 AM   #19
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Very first thing I noticed was the issue of wearing my Tech 8's with the stock rubber footpegs and the shifter not meshing well. I simply rotated the shifter up a couple notches which worked just fine. Then after I intalled the pivotpegz, I had to rotate the shifter back down a notch. I am looking at buying new DP boots though as the MX boots are a bit stiff and don't walk around very comfortably.
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Old 08-31-2010, 02:29 PM   #20
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MX boots and stock shifter. Most of the time now I don't bother using the clutch for shifting from 2nd gear up. Just a blip of the throttle and some light pressure under the shifter. Not as precise and a bit easier with bigger boots. Neither here nor there but I thought I'd throw it into the 'shifting' discussion.
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Old 08-31-2010, 04:12 PM   #21
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Today I mounted on the adjustable Wunderlich lever http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mot...S/8500166.html and extended the lever about 1/2" longer that stock
Make sure you add some thread lock and the safety wire! It's no fun when you go to shift and you can't find the lever ... nor is it much fun searching for bike bits along the road on a hot day.
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Old 08-31-2010, 04:22 PM   #22
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Make sure you add some thread lock and the safety wire! It's no fun when you go to shift and you can't find the lever ... nor is it much fun searching for bike bits along the road on a hot day.
Yes, blue loctite but only on the 2 small alen screws. I did not attach the safety wire
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Old 09-19-2010, 02:39 PM   #23
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Saved my cash and adjusted the gear lever up a notch. Works fine now. Any further and I think I would have needed a 3rd party lever as it was hitting the engine casing on up shifts.

Also helped that I went down a boot size
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:07 PM   #24
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Wunderlich shifter and Pivot Pegz , night and day differants
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Old 09-23-2010, 06:28 AM   #25
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The stock shifter rotated upwards and the stock pegs with my Tech 3 boots work great for me. When I am commuting in my work shoes I sometimes life up my foot to shift but it is fun for short rides.

I would like to try those Pivot pegs though... heard good things about them and my feet do get tired if I stand for extended periods.
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Old 09-25-2010, 04:27 PM   #26
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Removing those rubber pieces from the pegs and adjusting the shifter up a notch made a world of difference for me..
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Old 09-26-2010, 04:32 AM   #27
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I might add this story:

We had just come in from a ride and the bike was hot (think exhaust pipe). I go inside and for some reason my wife decides to turn around the bike. It falls on her and she gets pinned under the hot pipe. She screams and no one hears. Finally the gardener helps her get out. If it wasn't for her Alpinestar MX boots, she would have had a horrible burn. That could happen to any of us out in the wild, so the boot change was a good one. -Migs
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Old 09-26-2010, 10:54 AM   #28
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Removing those rubber pieces from the pegs and adjusting the shifter up a notch made a world of difference for me..
It really depends on the size of your boots. The f8 just doesn't accommodate a larger foot in an MX boot without some aftermarket help. I'm real happy with Pivot Pegz and Wunderlich adjustable except I'm on my second gear shifter ... Twice the actual shift part of the Wunderlich got loose and fell off. The last time it got bent beyond repair. Thread lock is a must but that safety wire is just as important. My new one loosened after some aggressive off road riding a few weeks ago. I came one bolt away from losing it the end bit again. It's a good product but it requires some attention and that safety wire.
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Old 09-26-2010, 06:27 PM   #29
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Wunderlich shifter and Pivot Pegz , night and day differants
Great combo - just added the Pegz this afternoon and took 'er for a ride to get used to it. Methinks I'll have to add some length to the Wunderlich lever. I don't have the safety wire attached, but maybe I'll do it soon given the story in this thread.
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:37 PM   #30
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Wunderlich Gear lever died on the weekend

My Wunderlich adjustable gear lever managed to snap on the weekend while on road up shifting.
Its been a while since I have been off road where it would get a knock unless its just been weaken for a while.
Anyway it bent up on the slide shaft one half snapped one still hanging on. Straightening snapped it obviously managed to rig it to continue the ride & get home. MacGyver eat your heart out.
Thinking of a replacement & maybe an Alloy lever that snaps isn't ideal. Any one found anything new recently to hit the market? Need it longer than std my size 12 Sidi Adv won't fit under/between the std lever.
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