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Title: AAftermarket shift lever for big boots?
Post by: dietDrThunder on January 10, 2017, 09:03:10 am
Hi there...looking for a recommendation. I bought some Forma boots that I love, but they are a bit fatter around the toe box than my other boots, making it a bit of a challemge to get my toe under the shifter. Are there aftermarket options that provide more room to facilitate use of a more dirtbike-ish boot to fit in there? Thanks!
Title: Re: AAftermarket shift lever for big boots?
Post by: ~TABASCO~ on January 10, 2017, 10:14:41 am
I can offer you a few options.  Longer with folding tip. 
Title: Re: AAftermarket shift lever for big boots?
Post by: Brick on January 10, 2017, 12:49:11 pm
Just adjust where the shifter is... make more room for your boot!
Title: Re: AAftermarket shift lever for big boots?
Post by: HBLQRider on January 10, 2017, 03:33:56 pm
I wear a U.S. 15 or 16 shoe depending on manufacturer and the stock shift lever works fine for me. As an FYI Wunderlich makes an adjustable shift lever.
Title: Re: AAftermarket shift lever for big boots?
Post by: magic on January 10, 2017, 06:13:22 pm
The Wunderlich adjustable shift lever was one of the first accessories that I bought for my S10. It's an expensive item at $170 USD, but it is a very nice piece. I believe it also fits some BMW models, FWIW. I wear size 14 boots and it works out great for me. Combined with the SWM adjustable footpegs, I now have plenty of room.
Title: Re: AAftermarket shift lever for big boots?
Post by: JRE on January 10, 2017, 09:30:49 pm
You said 'boots' right?  ::013::
Title: Re: AAftermarket shift lever for big boots?
Post by: dietDrThunder on January 11, 2017, 11:55:03 am
I can offer you a few options.  Longer with folding tip.

I see one on the web site, and it doesn't say how much longer it is. Can I get some details re: length of the various options?
Title: Re: AAftermarket shift lever for big boots?
Post by: dietDrThunder on January 11, 2017, 11:55:44 am
Just adjust where the shifter is... make more room for your boot!

Maybe hard to believe, but I did think of that lol
Title: Re: AAftermarket shift lever for big boots?
Post by: dietDrThunder on January 11, 2017, 11:57:13 am
I wear a U.S. 15 or 16 shoe depending on manufacturer and the stock shift lever works fine for me. As an FYI Wunderlich makes an adjustable shift lever.

Congratulations.

Jaxon, is one of your options the Wunderlich lever?
Title: Re: AAftermarket shift lever for big boots?
Post by: WJBertrand on January 11, 2017, 12:08:09 pm
Boots!  the subject line said BIG BOOTs!  Gotta get my mind out of the gutter I guess, not to mention improving my reading comprehension.........
Title: Re: AAftermarket shift lever for big boots?
Post by: blitz11 on January 11, 2017, 03:09:57 pm
I wear a size 15 boot. (Yes, boot).  On all of my other bikes, i use Hammerhead Shifters (KTMs, GasGas, etc.).  These cost about $70.

No such luck at a reasonable price for the super 10.

What I did with my bike is remove the stock shifter tip, and replace it with a Woodcraft Eccentric Folding Toe Piece: https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/woodcraft-eccentric-folding-toe-piece (https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/woodcraft-eccentric-folding-toe-piece)

it moves the shift tip out about 3/4" (if i recall correctly) and made shifting much easier.  It's been on my 2013 for 2 years, and has been flawless. 

Easy install - maybe took 1/2 hour. 

blitz11
Title: Re: AAftermarket shift lever for big boots?
Post by: snakebitten on January 11, 2017, 11:10:04 pm
Road to work today with my size 13 Gaerne's.
Paid specific attention to how easy it is to shift, since I normally don't even think about it.

Yep, it's nothing unusual.

I have Jaxon's shifter. I have no clue how much credit goes to that shifter. But nothing unnatural required.
Title: Re: AAftermarket shift lever for big boots?
Post by: dietDrThunder on January 12, 2017, 09:44:57 am
Road to work today with my size 13 Gaerne's.
Paid specific attention to how easy it is to shift, since I normally don't even think about it.

Yep, it's nothing unusual.

I have Jaxon's shifter. I have no clue how much credit goes to that shifter. But nothing unnatural required.

I have no idea how this helps me, but thanks!
Title: Re: AAftermarket shift lever for big boots?
Post by: dietDrThunder on January 12, 2017, 09:45:58 am
I wear a size 15 boot. (Yes, boot).  On all of my other bikes, i use Hammerhead Shifters (KTMs, GasGas, etc.).  These cost about $70.

No such luck at a reasonable price for the super 10.

What I did with my bike is remove the stock shifter tip, and replace it with a Woodcraft Eccentric Folding Toe Piece: https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/woodcraft-eccentric-folding-toe-piece (https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/woodcraft-eccentric-folding-toe-piece)

it moves the shift tip out about 3/4" (if i recall correctly) and made shifting much easier.  It's been on my 2013 for 2 years, and has been flawless. 

Easy install - maybe took 1/2 hour. 

blitz11

This is perfect. Thanks for the helpful info!
Title: Re: AAftermarket shift lever for big boots?
Post by: snakebitten on January 12, 2017, 02:51:42 pm
I have no idea how this helps me, but thanks!

Ummm, I was just saying, my boot is a little smaller than yours possibly, but not by much. And I have no problem shifting with Jaxon's aftermarket shifter.

Yea, I was a bit wordy about the whole thing. I can be bad about that. sorry dude.
Title: Re: AAftermarket shift lever for big boots?
Post by: blitz11 on January 12, 2017, 02:53:39 pm
This is perfect. Thanks for the helpful info!

Copy that. You're welcome.
Title: Re: AAftermarket shift lever for big boots?
Post by: dietDrThunder on January 14, 2017, 09:57:12 pm
Ummm, I was just saying, my boot is a little smaller than yours possibly, but not by much. And I have no problem shifting with Jaxon's aftermarket shifter.

Yea, I was a bit wordy about the whole thing. I can be bad about that. sorry dude.

The 'big' of my boots comes from the off-road-ish construction of the boots, not the size. they are size 13, but a 10 would have the same issue.

Thanks!