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    Curmudgeon At Large Bobmws's Avatar
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    '04 R1150R Lower pegs, shifter mod

    I find the seat to peg distance to be a bit snug on my knees, so I purchased a peg lowering kit from Suburban Machinery. They also offer a modified shifter (lengthened) for $140. One of the websites stated that only 50% of their customers required the modified shifter.
    Guess I'm in the other 50%!
    The kit lowers the pegs and moves them forward, the distance at the shifter is only 4" from the peg. The brake side is OK once I adjusted it down, but it was real difficult to get my foot under the shifter. I took a measurement from my K sidecar rig, it also has lowered pegs.



    I remembered I had scavenged a shifter from my wrecked K bike.



    The K shifter attached to the cast arm, so off came the shift peg.



    Hole was drilled and tapped



    I cut a V into the cast arm to match the back of the K shifter.



    The finished product, within 1/4" of my K bike setup.



    My knees are happy and I can shift comfortably!

    I just looked up the shift lever on MAXBMW fiche, HOLY CRAP!
    23 41 7 654 519 FOOT LEVER 0.09 1 $110.48
    Glad I scavenged and packratted parts from the wrecked bike.......
    Last edited by Bobmws; 01-15-2013 at 12:26 AM. Reason: Added parts info!
    Bob Weis
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    Very nice work, Bob. It is indeed lovely to have the shift lever tab where it works for your own foot.

    I had the same challenge on my R when I lowered the pegs, and ended up fabricating a new shift lever using parts from Touratech and that all-purpose BMW parts source, Ace Hardware. Here's the first installment:
    http://www.r1150r.org/board/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=22417
    Last edited by dbrick; 01-13-2013 at 01:31 AM.
    David Brick
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    2007 R1200R

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbrick View Post
    Very nice work, Bob. It is indeed lovely to have the shift lever tab where it works for your own foot.

    I had the same challenge on my R when I lowered the pegs, and ended up fabricating a new shift lever using parts from Touratech and that all-purpose BMW parts source, Ace Hardware. Here's the first installment:
    http://www.r1150r.org/board/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=22417&p=196906#p196906
    David,
    Yeah, proper ergos make all the difference in the world.
    Nice work on adapting your R12R. That link didn't work but I searched the R12R forum and found it here
    Bob Weis
    '04 K12RS - Hannigan Hack
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    Thanks. I corrected the original reference.
    David Brick
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