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Offline jplucey

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Gear Lever
« on: January 02, 2018, 10:44:12 AM »
Happy New Year to you all!

I recently took a slide down the road on some black ice and bent my gear lever.  I'm hoping to bend it back without it snapping but may need to buy a new one if it all goes wrong.  Does anyone know if the XR gear level assembly is the same as that for the R or even RR?  I'll get something 'after market' if I need to but would rather replace like for like.

Thanks very much in advance.


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Offline skapan

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Re: Gear Lever
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2018, 12:55:25 PM »
Aftermarket rearsets for the R and RR (2010-14) will work, but the frame mounts need a spacer to bolt up properly.  The XR lever will bend back if you do it slowly with a long bit of pipe, I have some personal experience with that. Bought some Vortex rearsets for mine so I can go GP shift.

Forgot the original question. I don't know if an R or RR shift lever would fit on the XR, maybe check the online parts fiches?
« Last Edit: January 02, 2018, 12:59:48 PM by skapan »

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Re: Gear Lever
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2018, 02:09:16 PM »
Hope you ok after the off,

You should be able to cold bend it back but if you have a blow-touch then warm the leaver up a bit first, take the rubber off first and take your time bending it back a good Ring spanner will help if you don't have a bit of pipe that fits over.

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Re: Gear Lever
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2018, 03:02:26 PM »
Most folks used a heat gun rather than the hassle of a blow torch but even a hair dryer on hot will help the job along but i’ll digress!!.

Look at the Motech gear lever option for the X/R then go into eBay and look at s1000r gear lever and scroll down you see a Chinese rip off copy minus the bendy Wendy end and they look pretty dam close to me.

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Re: Gear Lever
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2018, 04:16:38 PM »
Cheers for the replies.  I'm fine thanks Gazk. The left R&G crash bung came off a lot worse but did an amazing job as nothing else touched the deck apart from the lever.

It's £99 for a new one from BMW so I'll definitely be trying the heat and twist method first!

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Re: Gear Lever
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2018, 04:48:02 PM »
Oops should have said RR.

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Re: Gear Lever
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2018, 08:58:34 PM »
I have an R next to my XR in the garage, and looking at the levers I'd say no chance they are interchangeable. The offset is a lot more on the XR, and the R lever looks flimsy in comparison. Not sure about the pivot diameter, the XR looks larger.

 


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