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Author Topic: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.  (Read 10564 times)

Offline Maritime

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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #130 on: May 01, 2019, 09:38:37 »
Oh and the boots, do they have a lip on the soles? I have that and it is how I need to shift most bike as my ankle won't go under the shifter, once you get used to it you can shift pretty smooth with the edge of the sole instead of the toe of the boot when the boots are really stiff and your ankle doesn't move much.
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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #131 on: May 01, 2019, 09:41:17 »
MX boots don't bend.  You move the shifter up to get the boot under it.

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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #132 on: May 01, 2019, 09:45:15 »
MX boots don't bend.  You move the shifter up to get the boot under it.


yeah but if they have the lip you can use it to shift too if the shifter won't move enough to work, some bikes even one tooth change and the shifting gets shitty in one direction or the other. Just an option I discovered after becoming a gimp.
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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #133 on: May 01, 2019, 09:46:02 »
Here are the boots. They flex a bit so I do have some movement in the ankle. The toe is just a lot taller than what I'm used to. When I put the shift lever back on I may have put it in the wrong position.


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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #134 on: May 01, 2019, 09:47:48 »
Ok on those you need to move the shifter. The ones Levi and I have, the sole has an edge about 1/4" wide and it catches the shifter really nice. I could shift the GS1200 BMW that way easily without moving the shifter position.
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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #135 on: May 01, 2019, 09:57:56 »
I have similar boots and I found moving the shifter position made getting the boot under there way easier.  Bit of a pain in the ass when I'm rocking the Converse for a quick trip to Canadian Tire but dems da breaks.
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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #136 on: May 01, 2019, 10:01:16 »
Ok on those you need to move the shifter. The ones Levi and I have, the sole has an edge about 1/4" wide and it catches the shifter really nice. I could shift the GS1200 BMW that way easily without moving the shifter position.
I wear those boots or high top steel toe boots 99.9% of the time I ride. They are similar enough in "height" that I never really have to adjust things.

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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #137 on: May 01, 2019, 10:39:06 »
Yep move the shifter.
makes quick jaunts in tennis shoes annoying though.
(I see that as a good thing as now I just put the boots on to avoid the annoyance of having to lift my whole leg to shift without them).


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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #139 on: May 01, 2019, 11:45:55 »
I put an slightly longer than stock aftermarket shift lever on my KLR.  Took a try or two to get it right for my boots.