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    Default FactoryPro shift kit for M109R

    Some of you may have seen my posts about my 2007 LE that's currently in the shop with tranny issues at 2k miles (jumping out of 2nd gear into neutral). So in the spirit of the 6 Million Dollar Man, I am going to make it better, I am going to make it stronger...

    Years ago I installed a FactoryPro kit in my VFR and immediately noticed smoother, more positive shifts. They did not have one listed on their web site but gave them a few calls and spent some time with Leigh there cross-referencing M109R part numbers with him and it turns out that the Shift Kit for the SV-1000 will fit the M109R... now I have not installed mine yet (still battling with Suzuki to get them to warranty cover it failing) but I have a kit on order. He said they will be listing the kit for the M109R in the future.

    http://www.factorypro.com/products/F...Pro_shift.html

    Before I put it in I am sending my gears out to have them undercut.

    http://www.aperaceparts.com/transmissions.html (the Hayabusa cut)

    I am going build this transmission the way Suzuki should have designed it in the beginning.

    more to come...
    UPDATE ON MY BATTLE WITH SUZUKI (5/16/0:
    http://www.m109riders.com/forum/inde...c,25775.0.html

    UPDATE ON TRANSMISSION IMPROVEMENTS (2/29/0:
    http://www.m109riders.com/forum/inde...c,25603.0.html

    still more to come...
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    Sweet! We were having a discussion about the FactoryPro shift kit last night in this thread: http://www.m109riders.com/forum/inde...c,25633.0.html and wondering if they had one that would already work or not.

    Mine shifts fine, but I wouldn't mind doing something to it to insure that it stays that way.


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    Good deal Caliman. I hate to say you are the guinea pig but someone has to do it. Keep us posted on your progress since I am just finishing up my Bluey mod and would definitely go your route if it all works out. Thanks Ray

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    That is good to hear. Had been thinking about that all day. Can they do a clutch fix for us?
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    Awesome! I'm going to have to do some research and try that kit out!

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    My shift kit arrived today.

    The M109R already has a roller bearing detent arm (a small for Suzuki) so the kit consists of the EVO Shift Star and a beefier detent spring. Like it says on their web site: "...at last count, we'd eliminated over 7,223,243 missed shifts and saved about 32,711 2nd gears and shift forks. Transmission gears and forks get damaged when you miss a shift." Guess what, it's my 2nd gear and shifter fork that ended up being the culprit.

    I am no rookie driver mind you, been riding for 32 years, taken the Reg Pridmore riding school at both Laguna Seca and Sears Point (http://www.classrides.com/). I KNOW how to shift a bike and I did certainly nothing to thrash mine. It's just a fragile design for such a bike. Everytime you miss a shift to 2nd think about that...

    Now I just need to send the gears out to be undercut and, oh yea, for Suzuki to honor the warranty repair.::) C'mon guys - do the right thing!

    The saga continues...

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    Default Re: FactoryPro shift kit for M109R

    Sounds great Cali, As for Suzuki stepping up get ready to be disappointed. I hope you have better luck but the track record so far is not a good one....

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    I like what it said about another bike they were using on thier site. " the bike missed 2nd several times". I think we could say that about the 9. I see one of thier kits in Silvers future...
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    Default Re: FactoryPro shift kit for M109R

    Let us know after the install and maybe you could do a little "how to" on the install.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CaliMan
    My shift kit arrived today.

    The M109R already has a roller bearing detent arm (a small for Suzuki) so the kit consists of the EVO Shift Star and a beefier detent spring.
    That's good to know. I'll probably get to mine before yours is back together, I'll take some photos. From what I remember doing my 1500, it's not very hard to do, it's all on the left side of the bike. Drain oil, remove chrome cover, remove hydraulic pusher cover 2 or 3 bolts (just tie off to the side), remove shifter cover, 4-5 bolts, remove ratchet mechanism 5 mm allen, and you're looking at the star and detent arm. For my fix (adding to the spring straight arm) remove spring, arm, 1 bolt, add to spring a spacer with red loctite, reassemble and add oil, test ride. It should feel more solid on the first shift.
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    Waiting on some feedback.
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    Hurry please can't wait to here some feedback!!!
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    Default Re: FactoryPro shift kit for M109R

    I've got strong feet (no, not that kind of strong) and a stronger spring isn't going to bother me a bit. Can't wait to see how this goes.


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    Default Re: FactoryPro shift kit for M109R

    I like a heel toe shifter anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoom
    I've got strong feet (no, not that kind of strong) and a stronger spring isn't going to bother me a bit. Can't wait to see how this goes.
    The slight extra effort to shift won't be a problem I believe, my 1500 seemed about the same effort , just more precise feel as it went into gear, it felt like it snaps into place rather than oozing. I don't think those without a heel shifter need worry. I'm anxious to see how this works too, I'd kind of forgotten about it since it's been 5 years since I did it.
    My wife just got home from her surgery late yesterday, so I'm tied up helping her,(not that I mind in the least) otherwise I'd have it done by now. It's been nice weather too. Oh well, I've got the whole spring and summer to look forward to.
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    hey bro sorry to hear about ur trans.. I dont have any prob with mine yet... but just wondering if i get this pro shift kit.. u mentioned that we already have a Microbearing Detent Arm soo is it safe to say for this mod out of the kit all we meed is the detent spring ....cuz it comes with the gasket spring and Microbearing Detent maybe we can save money and just get the spring....also is it an easy install for a 1st timer.... and if we have no trans probs do we have to undercut our gears?? thanks

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    sorry for no update on the heated grips ... i have had some personal issues im working on at the moment and im slowly working on everything. at the time i 1st posted the heated grips they where not complete i wanted to post to see if it was worth persuing i know the warm weather will be here soon but i am working on it and when i have answers everyone will get them... thank you all for your patients.. sooo can i please have a reply to the above post....thanks again

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    im actually in Bayonne NJ where in clifton is the restaurant on rt.3?

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    Default Re: FactoryPro shift kit for M109R

    The kit has the EVO shift star and heavier spring. I don't think you will have to undercut the gears but it would help keep it in gear. I too want to hear when someone gets it installed and if it helps.

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    Alien,

    Thanks for saving a potential hijack of the thread (emails work great for side conversations Crayzj )

    So yea Soprano, the EVO shift star is cut in such a way where, in combination with the stiffer detent spring, makes sure it solidly engages in gear. When I put the kit in my 1999 VFR I really did not notice any additional force required; keep in mind the VFR back then did not have a micro bearing to begin with so that smoothed things too. I never have missed a shift since.

    My feeling is if you are going to go the the effort of installing the spring (really not a huge undertaking) defiantly put in the EVO Star too. It's your baby - no need to scrimp right?

    As an extra added measure I am sending my gears out to have them undercut but hey, my engine is out of the bike and the transmission parts are in a box... ::) I will be posting photos i took today of the defective gears and shifter fork on my other thread on 'Denied Warranty Coverage of 2nd Gear Going Out?' post on the Main Message board .
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    Default Re: FactoryPro shift kit for M109R

    Quote Originally Posted by crayzj
    Since it looks like your in NY you should come down to Clifton Nj to hang at my restaurant...
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    He seems to be a little confused to. He says that he owns it then that he runs it.

    Sorry that's all I have to say about that.

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    [quote=CaliMan ]
    WTF?

    Did my thread really just get jacked by a manager of an Applebees in a strip mall in Jersey?



    It's like something straight out of Office Space...



    C'mon man - take this convo off line. We are talking about shift kits for a M109R not popcorn shrimp...
    [/quo This is a good thread that I;m very interested it. Thanks caliman I really want to know how this turns out.

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    Default Re: FactoryPro shift kit for M109R

    Shift kit thread please......


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    Default Re: FactoryPro shift kit for M109R

    I did my fix today and took photos, I'll start a new thread since it's not this kit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CBR1000DUDE
    I did my fix today and took photos, I'll start a new thread since it's not this kit.
    And what kit did you use?
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    Default Re: FactoryPro shift kit for M109R

    Quote Originally Posted by rynosback
    And what kit did you use?
    He posted a great write-up in the How-To section: http://www.m109riders.com/forum/inde...c,25845.0.html


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    Default Re: FactoryPro shift kit for M109R

    If anyone is interested, I have plenty of 1/2 inch steel tube if anyone wants it cut for this mod.

    I can probably ship it in a regular envelope too.

    Would you say it needs to be about 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch in length?
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    Default Re: FactoryPro shift kit for M109R

    Quote Originally Posted by seapup
    He posted a great write-up in the How-To section: http://www.m109riders.com/forum/inde...c,25845.0.html

    Thanks.
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    Factory Pro just put the <a href="http://www.factorypro.com/Prod_Pages...20109.htm">EVO Shift STAR</a> up on their website for consumer M109R use. Includes new star gear, spring and cover gasket. Bring on the group buy!


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    Default Re: FactoryPro shift kit for M109R

    Even I think I would be up for this...and I don't even mind the niner shift.....but more positive is ...well MORE positive

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