BMW F650GS Shift Lever

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  1. Glockowner

    Glockowner Been here awhile

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    Well I went off road yesterday and a rut decided to take my shift lever off... I was unaware the lever was made out of lead.:baldy

    Anyway, I have been scouring this website, f650.com, and the rest of the internet but am not satisfied with the selection.

    The factory leveris ridiculously priced plus it is a piece of crap.

    There is the Touratech option but it seems over priced, I would also like it to be a little longer than stock. <!-- m -->http://www.touratech-usa.com/shop/show. ... UWn24C2556<!-- m -->

    I went to the local KTM dealer to see if they had any levers I could look at to see if they would be a suitable replacement. But that dealer is trash, and they did not have 1 single shift lever for any bike, which left me dumbfounded.

    Does anyone know of a cheap alternative? Surely a lever off of a KTM, Aprillia or some other bike that utilizes the Rotax power plant would fit, and there might be more aftermarket options for one of these bikes.
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  2. Brute

    Brute Melbourne , outer east .

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    Ballards have a forged aluminium one with a folding tip for half the price of the Touratech one .
    http://www.ballards.cc/
    Page 65 of their catolouge . All prices are in Aus dollars
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  3. Glockowner

    Glockowner Been here awhile

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  4. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Thomas

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    The lever that comes with TT's Rallye footpeg kit certainly can take some bashing. Bent where it's designes to bend and bent back again without any issues and has worked perfectly for 5 years since this picture was taken

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  5. Yukon65006

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    Moose part number MH12 does fit without any problems.
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  6. rygroh

    rygroh Noobs UNITE

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    I can not tell you 100% that it will fit but that does sound like the one I put on my 650gs. Folding tip and cost about $25+/-....

    Just checked and there is a bookmark for a xr650l shift lever in my favs so I am going to say I am 95% that that is the one on my 03 f650. Mine is from MSR
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  7. ehatcher

    ehatcher Hello? Is this thing on?

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    I agree that the Touratech lever is pricey, and it would be nice if it were a bit longer.....but it held together for me after a nasty getoff, and we were able to straighten it out enough for me to finish the ride. I was a long way from home when this happened, it was less than 20 degrees and I was on a seldom travelled road.
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    Another thing I don't like about the TT lever is that it is not very rigid, sometimes it feels spongy when shifting...however, a stiffer lever may have damaged the shaft and that would have been a major PIA.

    The TT lever survived getting pretty bent up, did not mess up the shaft, and it got me home. For me that outweighs the cost, the shortness and the spongy feel, I bought another one to replace it. YMMV

    Eric
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  8. dwayne

    dwayne Silly Adventurer

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    Mine looked almost like that! except that I bent it all the way back and under. I had to finish the race in first gear! :lol3

    I bent it back out and have ridden another 15000km since.
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  9. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Thomas

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    That's three TT success stories in short order :deal
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  10. Glockowner

    Glockowner Been here awhile

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    I received my new Moose MH12 shifter as prescribed by ET Chief and it bolted up perfectly!!! The end is in the same place as the stocker, but instead of having several bends it is merely angled once near the base. Looks better than the stock one, and functions. 37.00 shipped from Motorcycle Superstore. Next time I have a larger order from them I will probably throw another one in my shopping cart to get it with free shipping as a back up.


    If anyone else orders from MS it is easiest too look up shifters that fit the newer model XR250R's.
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  11. spectrecat

    spectrecat Adventurer

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    Is the moose lever longer then stock?

    Paul
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  12. Glockowner

    Glockowner Been here awhile

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    Not noticeably longer, maybe a quarter of an inch at the most. I was hoping for a little extra length due to my size 13 feet, but I don't really have any issues shifting.
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  13. spectrecat

    spectrecat Adventurer

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    I have size twelve feet, and when I added pivot pegs I just ran out of room to shift. I had a local shop weld in a 1.75" section to give me more room, but I wish it had a folding tip. I dropped the dike off road, but the engine guard a pegs protected the shifter.
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  14. fazer6

    fazer6 Been here awhile

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    The TT adjustable lever offers plenty of room.
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  15. Glockowner

    Glockowner Been here awhile

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    I have size 13 shoes, when wearing regular boots I do fine, but with off road boots there isn't nearly enough room. I think the Moose lever would make an excellent candidate to lengthen. I may buy a second one to stretch, then save this one as a back up.
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  16. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Thomas

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    I do think it depends on how you wear the lever compared to the peg. I like mine pretty high (have to lift foot to shift) and I don't think larger feet (I'm 11,5) would be a problem on my bike as it is now :dunno
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  17. Durangoman

    Durangoman Yeah its me!

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    Pictures are always nice.

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  18. Glockowner

    Glockowner Been here awhile

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    I will take a pic and upload it soon.

    This was my temporary fix to get me home.

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    hetman Been here awhile

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  20. mcgiggle

    mcgiggle Been here awhile

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    fitted the YZ250/450 shifter to my wife's the other day, good job she's got size 5 feet ! Any bigger and you ain't getting your foot between shifter and peg.
    Just a head up for anybody looking to replace.

    Pete
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