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Offline VonZipper

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Adjusting Gear Shift Pedal Height
« on: November 15, 2018, 09:35:18 PM »
Got a new pair of boots yesterday and found that I need to raise the height of my gear shift pedal. I've done this many times on my other bikes but they have a simpler design without the connecting rod between the pedal and the actual gear shift mechanism. Not quite sure where to make the.adjustment. So my question is, How do you adjust the height of gear shift pedal on the TEX?

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Re: Adjusting Gear Shift Pedal Height
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2018, 11:04:04 PM »
There's a threaded rod in the shifter mechanism with 2 lock nuts (one is reverse threaded, look at the exposed threads to determine which.)  Loosen the lock nuts and turn the rod to adjust the height.  Re-tighten the lock nuts.  A small turn makes a big difference.  Don't go to far as to back out the rod from the threads!  Here's a parts diagram:

https://www.bikebandit.com/oem-parts/2013-triumph-tiger-explorer/o/m155147#sch784378


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Re: Adjusting Gear Shift Pedal Height
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2018, 11:18:01 PM »
loosen both lock nuts and turn the rod with your fingers...watch the pedal to see which way its moving...when you have it where you want it, tighten up both locknuts and go for a ride....

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Re: Adjusting Gear Shift Pedal Height
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2018, 12:05:01 AM »
Thanks Rockitciy and Crosshairs!

I'll go give that a try...

Okay, so I tried to turn the connecting rod but was unsucessful: it just would not turn. I ended up pulling off the gear shift pedal and reinstalled, moving up one spline.

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Re: Adjusting Gear Shift Pedal Height
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2018, 01:17:55 AM »
Not ideal, but if it works for you, ok then. Maybe you need a little WD 40 on the threads?  I found you have to use two wrenches, one on each of the nuts at either end of the adjusting rod and turn them in opposite directions.  If I remember correctly, the bottom one turns clockwise to the connecting rod, and the top one turns anti-clockwise (if viewed from above.) 10mm I think.  I used an open end box wrench, like is used on brake lines.  But you may have your solution already, so go ride!

What kind of boots?  I'm starting to look for a new winter pair myself!

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Re: Adjusting Gear Shift Pedal Height
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2018, 01:26:46 AM »
rockitcity,

Well, I wasn't sure but it seemed the most direct way to adjust it. I haven't ridden yet so that will be the true test of whether its good to go or not. I marked the parts where they were originally so I can always go back and try again.  I did use WD-40 on the threads but still couldn't get them to turn!

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« Last Edit: November 16, 2018, 01:32:37 AM by VonZipper »
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Re: Adjusting Gear Shift Pedal Height
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2018, 01:45:34 AM »
Wow nice boots! You'll be ready for some actual adventure riding with those.  I need something a little more commuter oriented.  Thanks for sharing though.

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Re: Adjusting Gear Shift Pedal Height
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2018, 07:29:59 AM »
I brought exactly the same boots over here, also at a bargain price and came up with exactly the same solution, one notch on the spline.

Seemed a bit high at first but quickly got used to it on my daily commute.

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Re: Adjusting Gear Shift Pedal Height
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2018, 08:42:30 AM »
*Originally Posted by knuttt [+]
I brought exactly the same boots over here, also at a bargain price and came up with exactly the same solution, one notch on the spline.

Seemed a bit high at first but quickly got used to it on my daily commute.

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I got some too! I tried sitting on the bike with them on and couldn’t tilt them anywhere near enough to get my foot under the gear lever. I’m a Bloodbike rider and spent a 12 hour shift on a Pan European last Sunday but couldn’t wear my new boots because of the same problem. These boots certainly need some breaking in and I’ve been taking a walk every evening to try to get them to become a little more pliable. I read some reviews before I bought them and almost everyone said they were great once broken in. Looks like patience, extended use and adjustment of the lever are needed.

 


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