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 Bit of a problem getting it up... 
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Post Bit of a problem getting it up...
I bought these on ebay last week (brand new out of the box), they arrived this arvo, so when I got home from work I thought I'd take the bike out into the paddock and give em a test run.

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Pulled out of the shed and realised I couldn't change up to 2nd gear cause I couldn't bend my foot enough to get my toes under the lever and flick it up.

My question is - Will the boots loosen up enough for my toes to be able to fit under the lever while my foot stays on the peg (if so, how long am I looking at until they give enough? Is there any way to speed this process up?)

Or if the boots aren't gonna loosen much, will I need to buy a new gear lever? One which is a bit higher up than the one I got now...or is it possible to slightly raise my current lever?

Sorry for the stupid beginner question - this is the first pair of proper boots I've ever used/owned and so I don't know much about how they work :)

Hope you can help me out...

Ed


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Fri 12 Oct, 2012 4:55 pm
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I just shift with edge of boot..prolly try it

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Post Re: Bit of a problem getting it up...
If you look at your gear lever you will see a 8 or 10 mm bolt that clamps it to the shaft , remove bolt and then remove the gear lever of the spline then just raise it up 1 spline on the shaft , refit and tighten bolt and your good to go icon_thumright


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Post Re: Bit of a problem getting it up...
lunatick wrote:
If you look at your gear lever you will see a 8 or 10 mm bolt that clamps it to the shaft , remove bolt and then remove the gear lever of the spline then just raise it up 1 spline on the shaft , refit and tighten bolt and your good to go icon_thumright


Will take a look at it tomorrow when I've got some light - thanks mate!

I'll also try changing with the edge of the boot...Don't know why I didn't think of that! dontknow


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Post Re: Bit of a problem getting it up...
Don't change with the edge of the boot, unless you want to ride like Hori.

Do as Luni says, rotate the gear lever up a spline. Draw across the end of the lever and shaft with a permanent marker before removing it, then it will make it easy to see where it was and how far up one spline is. Jumst remember you will have to completely remove the bolt to slide the lever off the shaft (you can't just loosen the bolt, as it fits into a groove on the shaft). It's probably a 10mm head M6 bolt.

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I would say ring AMI evil6

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Post Re: Bit of a problem getting it up...
The boots will loosen up in time, wear them around the house and yard for awhile.


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Drown the boots in freshwater and go for a ride, they will mold to your feet.

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Post Re: Bit of a problem getting it up...
panhead_pete wrote:
Drown the boots in freshwater and go for a ride, they will mold to your feet.


I did that, filled them with water and went for a ride for a few hours. It helped a bit.

You'll still want to move the gear lever though.

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Post Re: Bit of a problem getting it up...
lunatick wrote:
If you look at your gear lever you will see a 8 or 10 mm bolt that clamps it to the shaft , remove bolt and then remove the gear lever of the spline then just raise it up 1 spline on the shaft , refit and tighten bolt and your good to go icon_thumright


I reckon Looneys on the money,,, try it then change back if boots loosen up!!


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Post Re: Bit of a problem getting it up...
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lunatick wrote:
If you look at your gear lever you will see a 8 or 10 mm bolt that clamps it to the shaft , remove bolt and then remove the gear lever of the spline then just raise it up 1 spline on the shaft , refit and tighten bolt and your good to go icon_thumright


I reckon Looneys on the money,,, try it then change back if boots loosen up!!


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When you said that youve got a bit of a problem getting it up... I thought you meant something else :D :D . I was going to suggest to go and see your local GP. But i would do as lunni says and that will sought your problems out icon_thumright


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Post Re: Bit of a problem getting it up...
Ok so I finally managed to move the lever up.
First try I went to far, I could change down to first but for some reason it wouldn't change up from neutral...The the lever fell off cause I'm stupid and didn't put the bolt back in properly.

So then I put the lever slightly lower, and made sure the bolt was secured properly - then took the bike for a quick run. I could change up but I was using the side of my boot.

I'll ride into the creek on my property tomorrow arvo, and see if that boot moulding thing works - if not - I'll just have to get a new bike :P

Thanks for the help everyone!

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Ed


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Post Re: Bit of a problem getting it up...
this is a common problem with new boots...this is how you fix it ..1-put the boots on, 2-get a mate to bash the top of the boot with a lumphammer [squashes boot so that it fits under gearlever] 3-remove foot,4-get your same mate to drive you to hospital...now you should be able to get the boot under the lever..hope this helps....


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