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Old 07-16-2012, 05:50 AM   #15061
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MSR 1in longer shifter and Case Savers PROBLEM

Anyone else have an issue with this combo? I put case savers on Sat. Went for a ride yesterday. About 45 miles in I lost the shifter. Didn't realize till about a mile later when I was stopping and couldn't put the bike in N. Was in some woods on trails that were mostly grass and sticks. Took me an hour to find the shifter. Found it and the bolt was still in it. Shoved it back on and went to continue my ride to find it kept coming off. Started doing some checking and see that the case savers were hitting the shifter and shoving it away from the bike on upshifts. So I rotated it on the shaft so it would not hit the case on upshifts only to find that no it hits the frame and I can't downshift ARGHHHHHH. So, 50 mile ride home with the bike in 3rd the whole way.
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:10 AM   #15062
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Anyone else have an issue with this combo? I put case savers on Sat. Went for a ride yesterday. About 45 miles in I lost the shifter. Didn't realize till about a mile later when I was stopping and couldn't put the bike in N. Was in some woods on trails that were mostly grass and sticks. Took me an hour to find the shifter. Found it and the bolt was still in it. Shoved it back on and went to continue my ride to find it kept coming off. Started doing some checking and see that the case savers were hitting the shifter and shoving it away from the bike on upshifts. So I rotated it on the shaft so it would not hit the case on upshifts only to find that no it hits the frame and I can't downshift ARGHHHHHH. So, 50 mile ride home with the bike in 3rd the whole way.
I have that same shifter. I had to put it in a bench vise and put a new "S" bend in it so that it would clear the case saver.
On other bikes, I have removed a little material from inside the slot n the shifter so that it would tighten up more.
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:18 AM   #15063
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I have that same shifter. I had to put it in a bench vise and put a new "S" bend in it so that it would clear the case saver.
On other bikes, I have removed a little material from inside the slot n the shifter so that it would tighten up more.
That's what I was going to do to fix it. Just wondered if anyone else had the same issue.

At least all my walking to find the damn thing was in the woods where it was shady and cooler.

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Old 07-16-2012, 06:45 AM   #15064
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I considered getting a second set a wheels, but I am mainly a street rider and could not justify the expense. I think I have less than $100 into the Shinkos and its free for me to swap back and forth if needed. I also didn't want to have to lengthen and shorten a chain constantly having a street and dirt gear setups. ....and I already have 3 bikes, so my motorcycle needs are subdued at this time, but there is some vacant garage space
Sounds like a problem to be solved
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:52 AM   #15065
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That's what I was going to do to fix it. Just wondered if anyone else had the same issue.

At least all my walking to find the damn thing was in the woods where it was shady and cooler.

THANX
So far mine has not come loose BUT !

I did some cutting and welding right from the start as I have case savers and the TCI skid plate and guards installed which I was modifying at the time.
Have to say re the shifter its a pain just to get an inch longer shifter fitted, whats up with MSI don't they test their product before marketing
Guess we are stuck with them apparently being the only longer one available, the price is fine though.
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:37 AM   #15066
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My 'E' has an extended shifter. It came with the bike, so I have no clue as to the manufacturer; PO installed it for his big feet.

Anyway, it sits an inch away from the side-case. No way will it interfere with shifting or get pushed off the shaft.

This one has a steel roller on the end, if that helps identify the mfr.

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Old 07-16-2012, 10:28 AM   #15067
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My 'E' has an extended shifter. It came with the bike, so I have no clue as to the manufacturer; PO installed it for his big feet.

Anyway, it sits an inch away from the side-case. No way will it interfere with shifting or get pushed off the shaft.

This one has a steel roller on the end, if that helps identify the mfr.

Jon
any chance of a picture
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:26 PM   #15068
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any chance of a picture
There's a chance - we'll see if'n I can make it work...




And...



It's possible that the PO bent them to clear; I can't say, and didn't ask.

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Old 07-16-2012, 07:28 PM   #15069
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And, yes, I know. That's the ugliest DRZ y'all have ever seen. It runs and rides far better than it looks, I assure you. (Not that it takes a lot...)

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Old 07-16-2012, 07:36 PM   #15070
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There's a chance - we'll see if'n I can make it work...

And...

It's possible that the PO bent them to clear; I can't say, and didn't ask.

Jon

Yup its an MSR

And not the stock shape it was bent and not very nicely but hey if it works for you.
I think it sticks out too far and on a serious trail could get caught and cause trouble !!
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:00 AM   #15071
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There's a chance - we'll see if'n I can make it work...




And...



It's possible that the PO bent them to clear; I can't say, and didn't ask.

Jon
That's an MSR. You can see the letters of it in your second photo
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:41 AM   #15072
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LED Blinkers

I am looking for some small led blinkers that will go on my rear fender, maybe even stick ons? has any one got any good ideas as to what to get or what fits? When looking on amazon or ebay, it is very hard to tell how big they realy are.

Thanks for any help

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Old 07-17-2012, 05:51 AM   #15073
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I am looking for some small led blinkers that will go on my rear fender, maybe even stick ons? has any one got any good ideas as to what to get or what fits? When looking on amazon or ebay, it is very hard to tell how big they realy are.

Thanks for any help

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I may have something for you, an extra set of LEDs that came with my bike. Let me see if I can find a good pick of them for you.

I'll take some pics and measurements later tonight if you're interested, PhotoBucket isn't cooperating here at work.

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Old 07-17-2012, 07:12 AM   #15074
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I am looking for some small led blinkers that will go on my rear fender, maybe even stick ons? has any one got any good ideas as to what to get or what fits? When looking on amazon or ebay, it is very hard to tell how big they realy are.

Thanks for any help

Bob
I use these on both of my bikes:

http://www.cyclegear.com/eng/product...ors/web1006864

They are stick-on only, which I don't trust, so I drill a little hole through them and put a bolt in for good measure. I still break the lenses occasionally when I crash, but it's better than constantly breaking the entire stalk on a regular blinker.

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Old 07-17-2012, 07:28 AM   #15075
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I use these on both of my bikes:

http://www.cyclegear.com/eng/product...ors/web1006864

They are stick-on only, which I don't trust, so I drill a little hole through them and put a bolt in for good measure. I still break the lenses occasionally when I crash, but it's better than constantly breaking the entire stalk on a regular blinker.


I have crashed numerous times and haven't broke a factory blinker yet. The trick is to mount them such that they can move a bit when pushed, either by hand or the ground.
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