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Good morning all. This is my first post. I'm down in sunny Tampa bay. I was wondering if anyone has had any problems with there shifter. They set mine by factory specs. and had to have them raise it as far as it could go. My foot would always get stuck in between the peg and the shifter. By raising it up it has been helpful but still happens on occasion no matter what type of footwear I have on. Does anyone know of an aftermarket shifter made for the M109's yet ?
 

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how big is your boot? After they adjusted mine I can get my motorcycle boots in a very comfortable position without any problem. It is adjusted so the shifter is above my boot when the sole is resting on the foot peg.
 

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I knew that was coming LOL! I wear a size 11 1/2 steel toe boot (boat) when I'm doing some spirited riding and a 11 in sneakers when in the neighborhood. The Tampa crew is calling me big foot
 

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BOAT??? I where a size 13 SHIP!
Yes I had them raise it. Wearing boots still sucks. Sneakers (uhoh) fit fine. I do not know if it is all the way up as far as it will go.

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I had the dealer raise mine twice and both times I could tell the difference. I've been dealing with this shop for alot of years and know and ride with most the guy's so I trust that they have raised it as far as it can go. I could just be me. Like I said earlier it doesn't happen as much since the last adjustment but when I'm riding a little more spirited it is a small concern. I think I'll look for an aftermarket one soon but I do like it's style so i'm going to try to keep it as original as possible.
 

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i wear size 14's. i already lowered my rear brake pedal. i'm thinking i need to raise the shifter as well.
 

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if i don't, my foot has to a) rest either at an awkward up angle to avoid laying on the pedal, or b) rest cocked out to the side, and not very stable on the peg
 

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Does anyone know how to move shifter yourself, suffer from Stealeridess.
 

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I bought some new lather cowboy style boots from http://www.leatherup.com and the first time I rode with them the boot caught under the shifter when I came to a halt. Talk about heart attack!! I just managed to get it out before I went down with the bike! I got home and shaved rubber off the sole at an angle to stop this happening again( they have the big grip sole with the big heels which are now worn down!).

http://www.leatherup.com have great prices and I ended up buying so much gear that I now have a wholesale account with them. $300 miniimum gets you wholesale if you have a business licence.

I now have some GP style boots with a smooth sole and don't have any problems anymore.
 

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Yep...size 14 shoe
I had to lower the rear brake lever in order to ride safely. I have never had a problem with the shifter though. I wear a pair of Nike baskeball shoes with the leather over the laces when riding most of the time (forgive me for not tossing $200-500 on riding boots, I just bought a house and I happen to be BROKE now).

I suppose that it might get tight when I can afford a pair of good riding boots, but I bet that it won't.
 

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Well just came in from fixing the shifter, took off the side panel and lowered it down. Thanks for your post Lamonster I just bent the shifter intact with my hands, not much just alittle. Did the brake in a vice with my hands, that want fun. On the shifter went for having my foot  on the peg with the shifter low boot and to the side so I don't have to take my foot off the ped to shift. Still have to angle my boot out alittle, wanted to improve reaction if I needed to engine brake real quick. Hey Lamonster you should add your name to the approved spelling list  :D
 

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Silver M10niner said:
Good morning all. This is my first post. I'm down in sunny Tampa bay. I was wondering if anyone has had any problems with there shifter. They set mine by factory specs. and had to have them raise it as far as it could go. My foot would always get stuck in between the peg and the shifter. By raising it up it has been helpful but still happens on occasion no matter what type of footwear I have on. Does anyone know of an aftermarket shifter made for the M109's yet ?
Now I know why the last time we rode together you were always behind me! :joke: :joke:
 

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My favorite shoes for riding work with the stock position just fine. However my nice Frank Thomas boots are too tight. If I don't conciously point my toe down after shifting, the shifter will not drop down enough to shift up to the next gear. This is getting a little better as I wear the boots more. Ultimately, I'd like about a quarter inch more height in the shift lever to make things perfect.

Where's that big pipe wrench!
 

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Jazzman just take off the cover that is in front of the oil fill hole 3 bolts and the spindle is right there, I heard put some blue lock tight on it one guy had it vibrate out.
 

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My foot gets caught on the shifter as well but I think its because I put my feet in too close to the bike.....the shifter may be too far out from the bike perhaps? I know the brake pedal is and thats also a big problem for me. Im going to try moving both in a bit
 

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BearCom said:
Jazzman just take off the cover that is in front of the oil fill hole 3 bolts and the spindle is right there, I heard put some blue lock tight on it one guy had it vibrate out.
Thanks BearCom!
 
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