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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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Footpeg and shift lever question

Sat on a Thruxton for the first time today.

Everything I read was saying that this isn't going to work for me at 6'3", but it felt perfect!! Almost.

The almost was my damn size 13 foot in my Sidi Canyon boot was having an impossible time getting under the lever for upshifts.

So that leads me to my questions. Can you loosen the lever's center allen bolt and rotate the lever up a few degrees? Or is there a different lever that would work better for the large feet'd people out there?

As a comparison, I sat on a Speed Triple (not interested in the bike, but it was there) and the foot controls were perfect.
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The short answer.........Yes. you can rotate the lever

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Isn't the lever remote fron the changer shaft and can't the linkage length be altered to rotate the lever? I don't think the centre bolt does anything for you.
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Hey Birch - There is a fair bit of adjustment in the linkage and you should be able to get it set up right. I'm 6'2" and my riding boots are my old combat boots and I have no problems.

Do your self a big favour and get the Thruxton!
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Distance between peg centre and gear lever peg is 5 1/2 ins and cant be adjusted...but the angle can by adjusting the linkage....6' 6" and 37" inside leg size 12 boot Thruxton fits me fine.....
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TUD... I was hoping so. By rotating the lever up a few degrees, I'd be good.

End of the riding season here in Chicago, but will spend the winter looking and saving up!

If I could demo a Thrux and a TBS back to back, I might be able to make up my mind!
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I guess a similar question (or one for a different thread).... Does adding Thruxton rear sets to a Bonneville give the same leg position?


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Yes its the same frame only bars, wheels, and suspenion different to make steering geometery steeper
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