Just had a chance on Tuesday to work the bike a bit and try out some of my new mods (BigDR Risers, new bars, gripper seat). Of all the mods, next to the Big DR Risers, the one mod that I am thrilled to have done was to replace the stock shifter with the 1" extended shifter from Baja Designs . It worked great. I'm 6'2" with a size 12 boot and was have serious problems getting from 1st to 2nd, with it continually missing the gear. After playing around, I figured out it was nothing more than the stock shifter. After picking up good press about the Baja Designs shifter from TT'rs, I put ti on and problem solved! It's well made too. Highly recommend it for the tall guys (after you buy the BigDR Risers).