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MSR +1 Shift Lever before and after pics

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I got a pair of MX boots for Christmas and was having trouble shifting the OEM lever with my size 12 foot. Had to do a little tweaking in the vise to make it fit correctly but it makes a huge difference. One inch longer and sticks out about a half inch farther. :bonk:

Before

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After

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Yes I know I need case savers:bonk:

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It retails for $21.95. I got it from the local dealer I work at so I only paid about half of that :bonk: Ordered it from Tucker Rocky.

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Be sure to replace the buttery soft bolt with something grade 8 or higher. Just found out the hard way while doing some adjustments. :smirk: Good thing I'm at work and have everything I need here to repair it.

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Be sure to replace the buttery soft bolt with something grade 8 or higher. Just found out the hard way while doing some adjustments. :smirk: Good thing I'm at work and have everything I need here to repair it.

Ha, yup. I snapped the head off mine as well when I put on my MSR.

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Be sure to replace the buttery soft bolt with something grade 8 or higher. Just found out the hard way while doing some adjustments. :smirk: Good thing I'm at work and have everything I need here to repair it.
Ha, yup. I snapped the head off mine as well when I put on my MSR.

it's a sign that it's being over-tightened. no need for upgrading the bolt.

grade 8 may just give you the opportunity to pull the threads out of the lever.

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it's a sign that it's being over-tightened. no need for upgrading the bolt.

grade 8 may just give you the opportunity to pull the threads out of the lever.

I didn't over-tighten the bolt... I found out how much I didn't over-tighten it when I was leaving a stoplight and couldn't find second gear :smirk:.

Luckily I found it 10 feet back and had my wrench with me...

That reminds me, I need to use some loctite on that thing :bonk:.

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it's a sign that it's being over-tightened. no need for upgrading the bolt.

grade 8 may just give you the opportunity to pull the threads out of the lever.

Trust me... I did not overtighten the bolt. The bolt that comes with the shifter is way too soft.

My bike came with an MSR shifter and it arrived loose so I tightened it up. Are you saying the MSR comes with a crappy bolt or you just re-use the Suzuki one? I'll have to add this to my to-do list.

Thanks, Steve

You could just use the OEM bolt. I chose to use a new one though.

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I used the OEM bolt as well or another OEM bolt from my extra Suzuki parts bin as well, just because the MSR bolt looked crappy and was a 10mm head rather than the 8mm more common to the bike. I made sure the bolt I used reached the max amount of threads in the MSR shifter.

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