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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 20th May 2020, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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Raise gear lever position.

Just asking how easy is it to raise the gear change angle as on my SV1000s it seems angled down and I would like it a little higher to ease gear change due to damaged ankle (not motorcycling related). Would like guide to save me cocking it all up.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 20th May 2020, 06:53 PM
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There are several YouTube vids that show how to do it. Just search for "motorcycle gear shift lever adjustment".


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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 20th May 2020, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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OK thanks for that looks very simple enough. Its just the gear lever is at a downward angle and I struggle to get my motorcycle boot under it. Many thanks for the advice top site this.
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You also might investigate the shorter shift arms available (TL and GSXR) which reduce the lever travel to make the shift. AND>......have you ever considered GP shift pattern? It's especially handy on the SV being that the stock pattern has the shift arm pointing down (in harms way) and flipping it 180 gets it up and out of danger as well as reversing the shift pattern. It's SO much easier on the ankle! Going up as you accelerate no longer takes any effort to get under the lever as you fight the G forces...just tap on top to change to the next gear.

Going back down the box is almost always while slowing down so you're naturally being pushed forward up against the tank which makes getting the toe under the lever all the easier. I've ridden GP shift since the mid '70's (when I could modify the bike) and enjoy so much more than the standard pattern which was made by some bureaucrat in Washington when they decided to standardize the pattern of all bikes sold here. Old British bikes used to have the shift on the right and many were GP pattern. Just a thought you might entertain.....
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Yeah, i put a TLR shift arm on mine and loved it straight up back in 2004....much better gear changes

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