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I bought a pair of Alpinestars SM-X Plus boots, but the shift lever on my '06 650R is slightly too low for them, preventing the lever from re-engaging the ratchet for the next upshift, and resulting in missed shifts.

Moving the lever up one notch on the splined shaft is too much.

What is the answer?
 

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Can't you adjust it without moving it on the splined shaft?
 

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On my 636 you have 2 lock nuts. I loosen the front and if I remember correctly it's left-hand threaded. Loosen the rear and rotate the shift rod and the shifter will adjust up or down.


EDIT: Just saw your second post.
 

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How 'bout reversing it altogether and going 1 up and 5 down?

I've never ridden the 650 so I'm just throwin out suggestions for you. ;)
 

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Sounds like you need some adjustable rearsets :)
 

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Just adjust it with the splines. Rotate the shifter one spline tooth at a time to see what fits your boot toe and will still be able to fully shift.
 

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^^
read the topic from the beginning, the OP said it doesn't help.



rotating the shifter just one spline tooth results in roughly 4cm (1.6 inch) of vertical movement of the shifter / I tried lowering it on my bike and it resulted in the shifting lever being really difficult to operate on upshifts even with sport shoes on my feet, foot needs too much flexing to reach under, shift up, and then pull out.


try getting lowered footpegs or lowering footpeg links
ER-6: Lowering Foot Pegs Blocks


or have a custom shifting pedal made at the local metal fabricator
 

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hate to bump a super dusty thread, but fighting the same thing here.
any solutions that don't cost a fortune ??
might try an ebay shift lever to tweak and see or a bigger rubber on the lever, like trans or fuel line for added diameter.

boot is a sidi vertigo, never ride without them.
my other bike has a tie rod adjuster (09 c14)

thanks in advance
 
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