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adjusting 98 Kawasaki 500r shift lever

Hey, i just currently bought the Alpinestar One-O-One shoes, and it seems to be too big to properly go under the shift lever. I heard somewhere that the 500r's shift lever is adjustable, but i dunno how to adjust it.

Does anyone know how to do it?

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Yep, new boots are often hard to get under the shift lever.

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The rod and lock nuts near #39110 will adjust the lever up or down. One of the nuts and rod thread will be right hand threads and the other will be left hand. Loosen both and turn the rod to move the lever up or down. Just be careful that the rod doesn't come out of the fittings on either end. When done, tighten the lock nuts.

If you adjust the lever too far up so your boot fits easily, it will be a long stroke to up shift. You will also need to "train" your feet and ankles to articulate more with the new boots. After a few hours riding it will get better.

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