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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 31st, 2014, 4:52 pm Thread Starter
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Hi,

I've bought new bike boots and I'm finding it very difficult to change gears.
How can I adjust the gear lever on my 2003 K1200GT?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 31st, 2014, 11:37 pm
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Hi Faz.

The range of movement is very limited, I think only 2 positions?
See attached pic taken from the 2001 manual..


I found the GT's shift lever very small compared to my LT, so bought an extender from A&S in the states... it just slides over the existing rubber and holds there with some little metal spikes that's inside it.
Illium Works Shift Pedal Extension

Also bought some handlebar risers (barbacks) to extend the handlebars, but didn't realise I already had some on!...
So if you need barbacks I have a set of these NEW which I don't need... bought just a few months ago.... happy to do a deal on.
RCU Handlebar Risers
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One thing people do is grind down the shift lever to allow more than one position. Here is one site that describes the process:

http://www.nwlink.com/~paulcl/shiftermod/
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Thanks for your advise guys
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 2014, 1:23 pm
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One thing people do is grind down the shift lever to allow more than one position. Here is one site that describes the process:

http://www.nwlink.com/~paulcl/shiftermod/
I did this and it works great!!!

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