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Old 12-05-2013, 06:08 PM   #1
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Inexpensive Folding Shift lever

I've been doing a lot of test fitting of various levers, and finally found a direct swap. Well about 1/2" Longer, which is perfect for me!!

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Old 12-05-2013, 06:21 PM   #2
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That's a find -- I bought the Wunderlich model to get a little extra length -- $$$$ Do the splines and grooves line up between the shifter and the shaft using this model?

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Old 12-05-2013, 06:28 PM   #3
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Just to make it easier. IMS Part number: 312223

I think I tried the MSR lever, and if I remember right, the pinch bolt pointed up, so you can't use it.
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:34 PM   #4
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Sweet! Thanks for doing the leg work on this.

My stocker folded up quite nicely after a spill, 'course I needed a pliers and wrench to "unfold" it.
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Old 12-07-2013, 05:12 AM   #5
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Sweet! Thanks for doing the leg work on this.
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I KNEW there had to be a less expensive alternative out there -- had tried a few myself with no success. Great that you found this !!
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Old 12-07-2013, 06:24 AM   #6
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Do the splines line up, I am pretty sure if you put it on and use it they did but we are always looking for confirmation. Great work! I still have my stocker on with one incident of a easily fixed fold but am concerned about the inevitable SNAP.
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Old 12-07-2013, 07:35 AM   #7
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Even folding versions can take a lot of pressure on the lever. Mine is made by Wild@Heart of steel rather than cast, and bends (and bends back) rather than breaks. It came from F800Depot.com. I haven't decided whether to try a billet-style such as SW Motech's folding lever to see if it can stand the abuse but not break.

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Old 12-07-2013, 08:54 AM   #8
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The splines are a perfect match.

I don't like billet or any lever that's too stiff, if bad things happen, I want the lever to bend and not the shift shaft. And I want to be able to bend things back if I have to. This lever is steel and fits the bill.
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:13 PM   #9
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if bad things happen, I want the lever to bend and not the shift shaft.
Good point. I'll stick with my bendy-lever.

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Old 12-09-2013, 06:07 PM   #10
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Awesome find jengel451!
Thanks for posting that and I agree on the bending bit too.

I'll probably be on the hunt for one soon.

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Old 12-10-2013, 07:14 AM   #11
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I ordered one off of ebay the other day. Should be here in a few days. For the price you can't beat it. Thanks for posting this up jengel451.
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Old 12-10-2013, 02:52 PM   #12
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I ordered one as well. I haven't been hitting the dirt as much as I'd like to, but can't complain for the price :)
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Old 12-12-2013, 01:37 AM   #13
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I've been doing a lot of test fitting of various levers, and finally found a direct swap.
Thanks for doing the leg-work. Good job
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Old 12-12-2013, 10:31 AM   #14
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Old 12-12-2013, 01:44 PM   #15
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warmed up to 25 today so I decided to take a longer spin. the big boots work so much better with this lever!!!!

I have to bend it a bit to make it where I want it, but that's easy as pie. This, in my mind, is all I will ever need.

Brake pedal? ummm, no, I'll let someone else do the leggwork on that one, Once I changed out the pegs to the Fastway Adventure pegs, my brake pedal complaint went away.

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