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Old 06-11-2014, 04:21 PM   #1
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Would you buy a Hammerhead shifter?

hello all. I hate the stock rubber shifter on my 990. i keep wearing the rubber tip out, it is annoying.

I saw the Hammerhead shifter, http://www.hdmoto.com/KTM9_Shift_Lever_Kit_p/ktm9sl.htm and it was eternally on backorder. called a variety of resellers, and nobody had any. i spoke with Hammerhead, and they are considering doing another production run on their 950/990 adventure shifter.



after a little bit of research, turns out 5 years ago people with the 950 twin spring kickstand in the stock location had issues with the shifter rubbing one of the springs for the kickstand. some of the threads are here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=706809
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=615020
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=783785
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=615020

apparently there was so much bitching, that hammerhead killed the production of the shifter.

so, my question to fellow Orange Crushers, would you buy this shifter if they were to put it back in production? i will definitely buy one if not 2, and i wanted to see what others thought. i would think at minimum you have to have the single spring kickstand, or remove one of your springs if you had a dual spring and it was in the stock location. i have a single spring kickstand, and like most serious adv pilots, the CJ relocation bracket, so it is a non issue for me as far as shifter rubbing.

i have no affiliation with Hammerhead, i just want a shifter with a replaceable knurled tip on my adv. Hammerhead is the only game in town, and to get them to put out another run, i would think they would want more people then me to buy it.

thoughts?
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Old 06-11-2014, 04:24 PM   #2
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I would buy one for my 990.
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Old 06-11-2014, 04:29 PM   #3
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Old 06-11-2014, 04:31 PM   #4
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990 absolutely.
sweet! quick response, thanks!

if you would not buy one, please post up reasoning (content with stock shifter, you are cheap... etc) thanks!
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Old 06-11-2014, 04:47 PM   #5
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so, my question to fellow Orange Crushers, would you buy this shifter if they were to put it back in production? i would think at minimum you have to have the single spring kickstand, or remove one of your springs. i have a single spring kickstand, and like most serious adv pilots, the CJ relocation bracket, so it is a non issue for me as far as shifter rubbing.

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No. Because my previously installed big foot version (+12 IIRC) started rubbing my single spring after installing the bdcw side stand bracket. There were a couple times that down shifting hit the stand enough to actuate the engine kill. Not fun. In order to avoid that I had to install it notched up so high that it was uncomfortable for me to upshift. Were they to totally redesign, it might be worth considering but I'd only buy a used one at this rate.
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Old 06-11-2014, 04:53 PM   #6
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No. Don't need/cheap.
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Old 06-11-2014, 04:54 PM   #7
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I have the CJ design relocation kit so spring issue won't affect me. I eat through rubber pads too.
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No. Don't need/cheap.
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No. Because my previously installed big foot version (+12 IIRC) started rubbing my single spring after installing the bdcw side stand bracket. .
i installed a bdcw relocator on a friend's bike, an i noticed it had a ton of flex, compared to the standard mounting. would this have anything to do with it?

perhaps hammerhead should put in a disclaimer and sell this to people with relocated kickstands? i want one, and will have no issues with it, same as jabberwocky.
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Old 06-11-2014, 06:41 PM   #9
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I had one that came on my bike and I sold it, then regretted it ever since. It did interfere with the kickstand spring a little, but I've since relocated with a CJ bracket

I'd buy one right now! I love bling - I just can't help myself. Plus I wear size 48 sidi
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Old 06-11-2014, 06:57 PM   #10
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Have one - and like it

I put one on when I first got the bike. It was longer than stock lenght and makes shifting a lot easier. Installed a relocation kit afterwards - and have never had a problem with the shifter.
The bolt that Hammerhead offered did not work out so well and eventually fatigued and snapped off. Still running the stock bolt with a set of new NORD washer and it works great.

Definitely would buy the shifter again!
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Old 06-11-2014, 07:21 PM   #11
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i installed a bdcw relocator on a friend's bike, an i noticed it had a ton of flex, compared to the standard mounting. would this have anything to do with it?

Mayhaps
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Old 06-12-2014, 05:36 AM   #12
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I like mine. It does hit the springs but it's far from a disaster.

For my 15/16 foot it's a godsend.
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Old 06-12-2014, 06:42 AM   #13
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:57 AM   #14
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I have one on my bike a 990 and love it. never had a problem.
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:13 AM   #15
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Have one on my 990 Baja, CRF250X and KX450F, me likey alot.
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