Shift Lever Slapping Top of Foot at Higher Revs When Shifting...?

OKVitpilen

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I swear that thing will quickly slap the top of my foot multiple times sometimes during the shift. Is this normal?

Also, shifting down through the gears when coming to a stop is usually unreliable. It just misses gears or pops into neutral.

Anyone else experiencing any of these behaviors?
 

Max Kool

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No, not really.

Just make sure the bolts of the adjustable shift rod are tight, and the lever is adjusted to your preferred toe position. Maybe your bike has some play somewhere in the rearset/shift rod?

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OKVitpilen

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Interesting! I'm still such a wrenching noob... I didn't really notice that it's adjustable. I'll take a closer inspection tonight! Thanks!

EDIT: I do feel like the throw to advance a gear is too tall. Smaller clicks would be superb!
 

Ben Dover

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None of those problems here either.
You just have to be deliberate with your shifts both up and down.
Personally, I use the clutch when riding mellow and go clutchless when riding quickly.
 

Max Kool

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Interesting! I'm still such a wrenching noob... I didn't really notice that it's adjustable. I'll take a closer inspection tonight! Thanks!

EDIT: I do feel like the throw to advance a gear is too tall. Smaller clicks would be superb!
Relocate the shifter tip to the closer-by position, adjust the shifter down a bit. That should fix it.

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