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    Mike (Metalman) made me an aluminum sleeve for my shifter lever. (Thanks Mike )

    I put it on the bike last night and took it for a 50 mile ride today.

    Wow, what a difference this thing makes in the shifting.....even 1st to 2nd gear is so much easier and smoother. (And my bike normally shifts like an old tractor from 1st to 2nd)

    Cant explain how or why it makes shifting seem much more effortless.......but I can tell you it does. (The fact that it looks good also is icing on the cake)

    Thanks for the mod Mike, I really like it.

    It beat out all my other mods except for the Corbin Seat.....LOL

    But you would be hard pressed to get me to give up either of them now that I have it on my bike.

    I owe you several beers when you get back and if you ever need any pocket money these things would sell like hot cakes.......inexpensive fix for the hard shifting on this bike.

    I know several 9'ers who would buy one if you make more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bering_C_Sparky View Post
    Mike (Metalman) made me an aluminum sleeve for my shifter lever. (Thanks Mike )

    I put it on the bike last night and took it for a 50 mile ride today.

    Wow, what a difference this thing makes in the shifting.....even 1st to 2nd gear is so much easier and smoother. (And my bike normally shifts like an old tractor from 1st to 2nd)

    Cant explain how or why it makes shifting seem much more effortless.......but I can tell you it does. (The fact that it looks good also is icing on the cake)

    Thanks for the mod Mike, I really like it.

    It beat out all my other mods except for the Corbin Seat.....LOL

    But you would be hard pressed to get me to give up either of them now that I have it on my bike.

    I owe you several beers when you get back and if you ever need any pocket money these things would sell like hot cakes.......inexpensive fix for the hard shifting on this bike.

    I know several 9'ers who would buy one if you make more.

    BCS


    Any thought to just adjusting the shift lever angle to aid in that?
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    Nice. I installed DLXProdox forwards and only problem is the size of the brake and shift pegs are to long and fat. I needed something shorter and searching with proper mounting I bought these. Think it will look way cooler and more comfortable as they are shorter and narrower



    http://www.xs650.com/threads/brasscy...ke-pegs.48145/
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    Quote Originally Posted by futurR View Post
    Any thought to just adjusting the shift lever angle to aid in that?
    LOL.....Just talking my friends gift up and making conversation to try and keep this place alive.

    It does actually give you more surface to get a hold of and makes shifting much nicer.

    I like it......It's a keeper.

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    I like it! Might have to get one whenever I buy another 9

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrispy View Post
    I like it! Might have to get one whenever I buy another 9
    How are you doing? Getting better I hope!

    Have you started eyeballing the 9's for sale again yet?

    Hopefully you will be back on the road 2 wheelin again soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bering_C_Sparky View Post
    How are you doing? Getting better I hope!

    Have you started eyeballing the 9's for sale again yet?

    Hopefully you will be back on the road 2 wheelin again soon.

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    Less then two weeks to go with the left cast and pins in my right fingers, then I get to start physio to regain movement in my right hand again

    But yes I’ve been eyeing up another 9 already..... there was a 2010 for sale with the Corbin smuggler trunk, cobra exhaust that I missed out on lol

    My dad stores his 09’ v-star at my house so if I’m physically able to get back on two wheels this year, I’ll just use his bike.... otherwise I’m going to aim for buying a brand new 9 next year :)

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    Good to hear that you are coming along and moving forward.

    I hear the complicated mechanics of operating a motorcycle is great physical therapy with lots of different movements for the hands.....

    Get well soon and we will see what color Suzuki has in store for us in 2019.....LOL

    Still a 16/17 holdover sitting in the dealership near me. I have them down to 12,600 OTD on it now......but I am not really looking to buy at the moment, I just enjoy the hunt.

    Take Care

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingCircus View Post
    Nice. I installed DLXProdox forwards and only problem is the size of the brake and shift pegs are to long and fat. I needed something shorter and searching with proper mounting I bought these. Think it will look way cooler and more comfortable as they are shorter and narrower



    http://www.xs650.com/threads/brasscy...ke-pegs.48145/
    Nice, post some pics when you get them on the bike.

    I dig em, fits my M.O.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bering_C_Sparky View Post
    Mike (Metalman) made me an aluminum sleeve for my shifter lever. (Thanks Mike )

    I owe you several beers when you get back and if you ever need any pocket money these things would sell like hot cakes.......inexpensive fix for the hard shifting on this bike.

    I know several 9'ers who would buy one if you make more.

    BCS
    I'd happily contribute some hard earned to get one of these..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bering_C_Sparky View Post
    Mike (Metalman) made me an aluminum sleeve for my shifter lever. (Thanks Mike [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.m109riders.com/forums/images/smilies/thumbup.gif[/IMG])

    I put it on the bike last night and took it for a 50 mile ride today.

    Wow, what a difference this thing makes in the shifting.....even 1st to 2nd gear is so much easier and smoother. (And my bike normally shifts like an old tractor from 1st to 2nd)

    Cant explain how or why it makes shifting seem much more effortless.......but I can tell you it does. (The fact that it looks good also is icing on the cake)

    Thanks for the mod Mike, I really like it.

    It beat out all my other mods except for the Corbin Seat.....LOL

    But you would be hard pressed to get me to give up either of them now that I have it on my bike. [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.m109riders.com/forums/images/smilies/grin.gif[/IMG]

    I owe you several beers when you get back and if you ever need any pocket money these things would sell like hot cakes.......inexpensive fix for the hard shifting on this bike.

    I know several 9'ers who would buy one if you make more.

    BCS
    I've been looking for a way to mod my shifter as to not scrape up my boots. I like to ride to work, but after a few months my work shoes look worn topside from the shifter.

    Think these are the way to go?
    Does your friend sell these?

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    You might have to polish your boots now and then with this also.

    Constant pressure of any kind on leather is bound to leave a mark.

    Mike and Richard have been running this on their bikes for a while, they may be able to tell you.

    Took a 50 mile (or so) ride this morning terrorizing the town......really liking the feel with this sleeve on there.
    It gives it a totally different feel, much smoother shifts since I put it on.

    Although I did miss second after launching off a light this morning...... [Embarrassed]
    Certainly not the first time I have done that. Happens every now and then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bering_C_Sparky View Post
    Mike (Metalman) made me an aluminum sleeve for my shifter lever. (Thanks Mike )

    I put it on the bike last night and took it for a 50 mile ride today.

    Wow, what a difference this thing makes in the shifting.....even 1st to 2nd gear is so much easier and smoother. (And my bike normally shifts like an old tractor from 1st to 2nd)

    Cant explain how or why it makes shifting seem much more effortless.......but I can tell you it does. (The fact that it looks good also is icing on the cake)

    Thanks for the mod Mike, I really like it.

    It beat out all my other mods except for the Corbin Seat.....LOL

    But you would be hard pressed to get me to give up either of them now that I have it on my bike.

    I owe you several beers when you get back and if you ever need any pocket money these things would sell like hot cakes.......inexpensive fix for the hard shifting on this bike.

    I know several 9'ers who would buy one if you make more.

    BCS
    I cut off the stock shifter peg and drilled and tapped a hole and put an Arlen Ness Retro shifter peg in it's place. I use Arlen Ness Retro shifter/brake pegs and grips (just installed). It looks like an aftermarket kit now.
    Power, looks and style ... nuff said !!

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    This is what I installed on my 9 transmission gear lever : the Kuryakyn 8851 round peg that because it has rubber , it doesn`t wear the top of my shoe at all , it is thicker and much more comfortable and on top of it , it looks great .
    https://www.amazon.com/Kuryakyn-8851.../dp/B000WK0NM8
    It fits perfect .
    It can be seen on this pic :

    I also installed the Kuryakyn 8860 peg on the rear brake pedal . It can be seen here :

    That completed the set of the 8028 ISO pegs for the front and rear driver and passenger pegs .
    That was done a couple of years ago . Unfortunately , for some unknown reason , the Kuryakyn 8860 peg cannot be found anymore anywhere (?) , but it fitted the rear brake lever of my 109 perfectly .
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    It makes the diameter of the shifter larger and that gives you more leverage. Plus it adds bling.

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    Yes. I’ll take one. Interested. Let me know when available to buy


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    Default Maybe try replacing the Shifter Bushing to Brass..?

    GMan Motorcycle Shifter Bushing for Suzuki Boulevard M109R
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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryDog69 View Post
    GMan Motorcycle Shifter Bushing for Suzuki Boulevard M109R
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    Not the same animal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bering_C_Sparky View Post
    Not the same animal.
    Power, looks and style ... nuff said !!

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    Thanks for the compliments Charles.

    I moved the shifting lever down one spline. It helped but not enough. Another notch was too much. I added the aluminum sleeve and couldn't believe how nicely it shifts (compared to without it). My 2006 Nine still doesn't shift very well.

    I only moved the shifter lever down one notch on my 2013 Nine, but because it shifts so well I didn't bother using an aluminum sleeve.

    The only problem with the aluminum sleeve is that on hot days when I am wearing flip flops, it burns the top of my toes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metalman View Post
    Thanks for the compliments Charles.

    I moved the shifting lever down one spline. It helped but not enough. Another notch was too much. I added the aluminum sleeve and couldn't believe how nicely it shifts (compared to without it). My 2006 Nine still doesn't shift very well.

    I only moved the shifter lever down one notch on my 2013 Nine, but because it shifts so well I didn't bother using an aluminum sleeve.

    The only problem with the aluminum sleeve is that on hot days when I am wearing flip flops, it burns the top of my toes.

    I am loving how well my 9 shifts now....especially from 1st to 2nd.

    You would not think such a small thing could make such a big difference....but it does!

    You can certainly make some beer money if you make a few more, lots of guys have messaged me asking how they can get one.

    Only a Floridian would understand the riding a motorcycle in flip flops comment......so I get what you are saying.

    I get odd looks wearing my work boots in shorts going down the road....but let em look, its to hot to wear jeans here in the summer.

    Thanks again for the shifter sleeve, I like it a lot and I am really enjoying the easy shifting. (Especially at high RPM off the line)

    BCS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metalman View Post
    Thanks for the compliments Charles.

    I moved the shifting lever down one spline. It helped but not enough. Another notch was too much. I added the aluminum sleeve and couldn't believe how nicely it shifts (compared to without it). My 2006 Nine still doesn't shift very well.

    I only moved the shifter lever down one notch on my 2013 Nine, but because it shifts so well I didn't bother using an aluminum sleeve.

    The only problem with the aluminum sleeve is that on hot days when I am wearing flip flops, it burns the top of my toes.
    There is no way or time you should be wearing open toed shoes when riding any motorcycle ... just like you shouldn't be wearing shorts. !!!
    Power, looks and style ... nuff said !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by asillito View Post
    There is no way or time you should be wearing open toed shoes when riding any motorcycle ... just like you shouldn't be wearing shorts. !!!
    Lol... That reminds me of a couple of years ago mentioning to a friend of mine that I sometimes I rode the bike in shorts if I had to the store or some place not too far away , and he blinked and then , lifted the right side of his pants and showed me a deep , huge scar in his calf … that , he said , was just a little touch from the exhaust riding with shorts … I`ll tell you , guys , from that moment on , it cured me from riding my bike in shorts , ever again .
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    I am a slow learner. I've been riding in shorts since 1964. And I have the scars on my right calf to prove it.

    BTW I don't ride in flip flops, but I once rode barefoot. That's another story for another time.

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    please let me know as well when i can purchase that awsome mod thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by vmike View Post
    please let me know as well when i can purchase that awsome mod thanks again
    Would also like to get one .... if not, could you share size spec's, I have a metal works buddy that may be able to do something similar?
    Thx .... nice work!

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    Are these available for purchase? If so please let me know.

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    It just so happens that I picked up some aluminum round stock today in Dutch Harbor.

    I am going to try my hand on the lathe this trip and see if I can make a few of these.

    If they turn out good and if Mike (Metalman) gives his blessing, I may have a few of these available for sale in a couple weeks when we get back on dry land.

    Mike is the original creator of these so I certainly would not sell any without him giving the ok to do so first. (Don't want to step on anyone's toes)

    Maybe he will work some kind of royalty deal with me in exchange for allowing me to use his design.

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    I'd be interested in one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoppy4 View Post
    I'd be interested in one!
    Ok no problem you have one reserved as long as Mike gives me the nod that its Ok to proceed. (I will contact him once I make some and see what he says)

    I plan to make them with a few different pasterns just to individualize them, so I will post up some pictures once I get a few made and you can pick which one you want.

    We left the dock early this morning so things should calm down enough to being making them tomorrow.

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