Folding gear shift lever

Didg

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I need to replace my gear shift lever.......... yeah don't ask. I want to replace it with a folding type for obvious reasons.

I know Wunderlich used to make one but it is no longer on their website (EU). I have emailed them but I've yet to hear back.

Anyone else I can try?
 

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I want one badly. It is only a question of time before a "rearrange" mine.

Here is an old thread - http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=7496.0

Jaxon offers one - tried to go grab you a link but his site is down right now. Keep checking at RideonADV

I have been talking to Hammerhead Designs about a folding tip lever for the SuperTen. They make them for a slew of bikes (incl GS1200) but not yet for the SuperT. Maybe if more folks contacted them, there'd be enough momentum? http://www.hdmoto.com/default.asp
 

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trikepilot said:
I want one badly. It is only a question of time before a "rearrange" mine.

Here is an old thread - http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=7496.0

Jaxon offers one - tried to go grab you a link but his site is down right now. Keep checking at RideonADV

I have been talking to Hammerhead Designs about a folding tip lever for the SuperTen. They make them for a slew of bikes (incl GS1200) but not yet for the SuperT. Maybe if more folks contacted them, there'd be enough momentum? http://www.hdmoto.com/default.asp
I went with this one http://rideonadv.com/shop/super-tenere-protection/rideonadv-folding-shift-lever/. Only takes that one fall as you've found out
 

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When I dropped mine in the dirt on the left side, mine bent up a good 3-4". I start to push it back, and it "snapped" back. A little mallet to it at home "fixed" it with just a slight designer curve.

I would like to buy the folding one for any future drops, but at $$, I am going to see if someone else like hdmoto comes out with one.

Mark
 

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Yeah I've emailed HDMoto, I'm sure if enough of us do then they will make them.

By the way, I have to say I'm very impressed with my altrider crash bars. ;D
 

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I have been talking with Jason at HD today and he says that they want to make one for us and other ADV bikes - just to be patient...

I am sending him pix with a tape measure next to the shifter, but if there are any STen owners here near the HD offices - please swing by someday and show your bike to Jason.

Meanwhile... I am gonna look into a hack something like what NoMorBills posted.
 

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trikepilot said:
I have been talking with Jason at HD today and he says that they want to make one for us and other ADV bikes - just to be patient...

I am sending him pix with a tape measure next to the shifter, but if there are any STen owners here near the HD offices - please swing by someday and show your bike to Jason.

Meanwhile... I am gonna look into a hack something like what NoMorBills posted.
Where is the HD office?

Nevermind. California of course.

ac
 

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I acquired a pit bike billet shifter lever from eBay cheap and fabricated a new and longer end to the stock steel lever. Not too hard, works perfect, and cheap!



 

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Berg_Donk said:
I acquired a pit bike billet shifter lever from eBay cheap and fabricated a new and longer end to the stock steel lever. Not too hard, works perfect, and cheap!



Dummy question, but how did you attach the tip from the billet (aluminum?) to the stock steel lever?
 

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jb quik weld ;)
 

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How quick? Lol
I might just add a tube to the travel bag and fix the shifter if-when it breaks. :)
 

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Ironhand said:
Dummy question, but how did you attach the tip from the billet (aluminum?) to the stock steel lever?
The stock lever is mild steel, so just fabricated up a new end that accepted the folding billet tip. MIG welder assisted, not epoxy FWIW O:)
Easy to lengthen a bit at the time too.
 
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