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Offline Triumvirate

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Would this gear shift lever fit our bikes?
« on: December 02, 2018, 02:35:24 AM »
I have been looking for a longer gear shift lever for my 2013 Explorer. To be clear, I'm referring to the length of the lever it's self, not the little toe peg at the end of the lever.

Other postings on this forum have referred to these two items: https://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-motech-adjustable-folding-gear-shift-lever-for-triumph-explorer-motorcycles ($192.95 US), and this item: http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/motorcycle/8500194.html  ($220.95 US).  Note that the Wunderlich is actually made for the BMW 650, 700, 800 GS series.

I am sure those products are great, but I can't afford either one of them.  I embarked on a quest to find an affordable alternative.   I have found the following item that is both adjustable in length and has a folding toe peg (to reduce damage when the bike goes down):  (yes, they apparently like reeeally long URL's in China) 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Motorcycle-Accessories-CN-Adjustable-Folding-Gear-Shifter-Shift-Pedal-Lever-Fit-For-BMW-F650GS-F700GS-F800GS/32954524554.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.47.597a323df9dasV&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_2_10065_10068_10130_10890_5730315_10547_319_10546_317_10548_10545_10696_453_10084_454_10083_10618_5729215_10307_537_536_10059_10884_10887_100031_321_322_10103-10890,searchweb201603_51,ppcSwitch_0&algo_expid=24f22583-e1a8-4dd6-acc8-e889843e508b-6&algo_pvid=24f22583-e1a8-4dd6-acc8-e889843e508b  ($43.60 US)

My question is, will this lever that is actually made for the BMW 650, 700, 800 GS series fit our bikes?  At $43 bucks, I'm thinking it might be worth a try? 


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Re: Would this gear shift lever fit our bikes?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2018, 07:57:12 AM »
I guess it's down to the diameter and number of splines isn't it. Not sure how you could tell other than to ask them or borrow a BMW lever.

Let us know the outcome if you will. I like the look of those. The lever off set might be greater too if I'm not mistaken.

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Re: Would this gear shift lever fit our bikes?
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2018, 04:41:17 PM »
Interested as well.
I’ve got someone with a gs800. I’ll take a look.

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Re: Would this gear shift lever fit our bikes?
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2018, 05:06:18 PM »
*Originally Posted by FredJ9 [+]
Interested as well.
I’ve got someone with a gs800. I’ll take a look.

That's what we need, thanks!

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Re: Would this gear shift lever fit our bikes?
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2018, 10:12:52 PM »
This one fits for sure

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000UKO3ZS/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I used it on 2013 and 2014 models. Didn't try the 2018 model yet.
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Re: Would this gear shift lever fit our bikes?
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2018, 05:47:52 AM »
*Originally Posted by Icy [+]
This one fits for sure

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000UKO3ZS/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I used it on 2013 and 2014 models. Didn't try the 2018 model yet.

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That's the one I bought when I found out our shift levers are a weak link. Glad I did, already used it!
With size 13 boots and a little bit forward rider pegs installed, I need a longer lever as well.

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Re: Would this gear shift lever fit our bikes?
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2018, 09:02:02 AM »
Might have to get me one of those folding gear levers, as I recently discovered while cleaning the bike, that my gear lever has been touching the road while cornering  :021:

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Re: Would this gear shift lever fit our bikes?
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2019, 09:05:42 PM »
OK, I'll be the Guinea Pig, ordered one for my bike.

Might be a while before I can give anyone a detailed report, as delivery time from China might be up to 40 days. Sounds biblical doesn't it?, seems everything bad in the bible happened in 40 days.  Then I have to wait for the snow to melt before I can actually ride the bike.  So barring a cataclysmic flood, wandering in the desert, or being tempted by the devil (Whom we shalt call the Harley of David's Sons), I'll give you a full report in a few months.  Wish me luck...

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Re: Would this gear shift lever fit our bikes?
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2019, 12:20:45 AM »
Good luck!

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Re: Would this gear shift lever fit our bikes?
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2019, 02:41:35 AM »
I went with one from Hammerhead designs. Great workmanship and honest price on their shift levers. Here's a link to a reply from earlier last year. https://www.tiger-explorer.com/index.php/topic,17473.msg206605.html#msg206605
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