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Old 12-09-2008, 09:56 AM   #1
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Default 09 KX250F shifter problem

I just bought the new 09 KX250F, Its a sweet bike but has a shifter problem with my boots. The distance between the shifter and the foot peg will not allow me to get my boots underneath the shift lever. I bought a hammerhead but it does not fit the 09 model and had to return it even though the website says it has an 09 available. I called them and they indeed said it was a misprint on the site. I can not find anyone who makes a longer shifter for the 09 models yet. If anyone knows of one out there please help...........I even tried to lift the shifter up one notch and that still did not help.
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:40 AM   #2
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Different boots?
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:50 AM   #3
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Two notches?
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Old 12-09-2008, 06:24 PM   #4
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two notches throws it into the chain.
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Old 12-09-2008, 06:52 PM   #5
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How does it get "thrown into the chain"? Here's a pic of a 2009 KX250F. I don't see how the shift lever can interfere with the chain, which is behind it. What am I not seeing?

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Old 12-12-2008, 08:43 AM   #6
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I say take it to a welder and have them make you one, cutting the existing lever and just adding material to it. Done! Good luck.
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:45 AM   #7
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How does it get "thrown into the chain"? Here's a pic of a 2009 KX250F. I don't see how the shift lever can interfere with the chain, which is behind it. What am I not seeing?

The shift shaft is located underneath the output shaft, if you move the shift lever too high it would contact the chain or atleast come pretty close.
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Thanks - that's hard to see from the pics.
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Thanks - that's hard to see from the pics.
Yeah I just took a look at one on the floor to confirm it.
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Yeah I just took a look at one on the floor to confirm it.
Nothing like having a trained professional around. Good show, carry on.
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