Boot Problem
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    Boot Problem

    by 150_red_rider » Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:35 pm

    Does any other first timers with boots have a little trouble shifting? (I always wore shoes cuz i ride every day)
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    by crfsonly » Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:59 pm

    yes...this is normal until you get use to them. believe it or not you will get use to them and they will feel normal shifting again.

    ken
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    by AgentSmith » Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:08 pm

    crfsonly wrote:yes...this is normal until you get use to them. believe it or not you will get use to them and they will feel normal shifting again.

    ken


    After riding with boots for awhile, try riding with shoes and they'll feel strange, almost naked. They will break in and you won't want to ride without them.
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    by Zish » Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:29 am

    wear em alot... and ride. they will break in.
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    by 150_red_rider » Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:39 pm

    Thanx for all the advice. They're realy comfortable, Its just the shifting feeling. I bought Alpinestars.
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    by AgentSmith » Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:49 pm

    It's OK to readjust your shift lever too y'know. Move it up a couple splines until its comfortable again.
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    by 150_red_rider » Sat Apr 14, 2007 12:36 pm

    Awsome bike ~. I just looked at it. I love the white plastic and red rims!!
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    by AgentSmith » Sat Apr 14, 2007 12:51 pm

    Thank you sir!
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    Shifting with new boots

    by sc409 » Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:04 pm

    Make sure you are up on the tank, and your boots are slighty down on the shifter, it will help in the adjustment until you feel more comfortable. I had the same problem on new boots. Adjust the shifter until you find a spot that is right for you.
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    by cromoly » Tue Jun 05, 2007 2:41 pm

    I had the same issue, I could not get comfy in boots for a long time.... until my buddy said "Adjust your shifter lever" fixed it right up... and was comfortable in 1 or 2 sessions...
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    by kingofthewoods » Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:21 am

    If all of the above do not work, and you have a foot probably around a size 10 or more you might want a hammerhead shifter with an offset, it will be more confortable to shift. just my 2 pennies
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    by mikey526 » Sat Jul 21, 2007 9:40 am

    Make sure your riding with the ball of your foot on the peg.. than slide your foot forward when it is time to shift. Don't try to pivot on the arch of your foot.
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    by hondapunk53 » Sat Jul 12, 2008 8:53 pm

    ~ wrote:
    crfsonly wrote:yes...this is normal until you get use to them. believe it or not you will get use to them and they will feel normal shifting again.

    ken


    After riding with boots for awhile, try riding with shoes and they'll feel strange, almost naked. They will break in and you won't want to ride without them.

    that is exactly what i did now when i blast down the road i let off the gas way early because it feels like i am not safe i will not ride my bike fast without the it just dosnt feel right
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    Re: Boot Problem

    by bungle101 » Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:28 pm

    I have issues with the brake lever in boots since I ride so close to the tank. I essentially have to take my foot off the peg to brake which is weird. I started riding w/ short alpinestars boots late last season (I'm in canada) and I still haven't gotten use to it yet..

    cheers..
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    150_red_rider wrote:Does any other first timers with boots have a little trouble shifting? (I always wore shoes cuz i ride every day)
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    by jt1872001 » Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:16 pm

    A less expensive option to the hamerhead lever is the sunline shift lever. it is about 10mm longer.

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