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Pro 5.0 Shifter 3rd Gear Reach - FIXED

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  1. earico

    earico Lake Bum Established Member

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    INSTALL POINTER: As another member suggested you can add another set of washers at the shifter lever to make the plates perfectly parallel. In my pics you can see they are skewed some due to the handle and shifter lever being different thicknesses.

    TEMPLATES ADDED BELOW:

    In fractions of inches: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1Py4QJIwKqbaV9iS1VQY0F5SkU

    In decimals of inches: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1Py4QJIwKqbeDdqUjRqUThlbW8

    Added more aggressive handle angles. These are 6 degrees more slant. They will increase throw distance slightly but offer even more slant towards driver. These will be good for shorter people

    In fractions of inches: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1Py4QJIwKqbXzYya21LeS1ob1k

    In decimals of inches: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1Py4QJIwKqbNGFGQnNMTkVnSkE

    BE SURE TO PRINT THEM WITH PRINT SCALING SET TO NONE


    I thought of this plate idea awhile back. During some searching I saw another member actually used to sell a plate to move the shifter. I wanted mine to be in the center of the shifter well though instead of offset to one side. So I bought some 1/8" thick x 2" wide steel flat bar. After some grinding and drilling I came up with this and it works wonderfully:

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    Had to grind off some of the shifter handle to keep it from hitting the back of the shifter on gears 2 & 4.
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    It's hard to tell in the pic but there is about 1/4" of play under the back of the handle to the shifter base.
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    This is 3rd gear now!!
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    Neutral
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    4th gear
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    It's solid as a rock and I love the fact that the handle is still short. I'm 6'-0 with long arms but I was tired of being up on the wheel just to be able to reach the gears.
     
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  2. 89slowgt331

    89slowgt331 New Member Established Member

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    creative Idea, I just took the easy way out, sold my pro 5.0 and installed a mgw.
     
  3. TRQJUNKIE

    TRQJUNKIE Justa Slobra Established Member

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    I used a tri-ax shift handle but your way is cheaper
     
  4. earico

    earico Lake Bum Established Member

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    I thought about the tri-ax but I really wanted to keep the shorter handle. I don't like how tall the tri-ax is.
     
  5. RedRocketMike

    RedRocketMike A Member Well Known Established Member

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    I have the tri-ax, I think it needs these, did you make extras? :) I'm 5'9" so my reach is even less.
     
  6. earico

    earico Lake Bum Established Member

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    I drew it in cad before I did it. Then I printed it out to use it as a template.
     
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  7. TRQJUNKIE

    TRQJUNKIE Justa Slobra Established Member

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    I'll take a template if you don't mind
     
  8. RedRocketMike

    RedRocketMike A Member Well Known Established Member

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    PM me a template please
     
  9. gamebred26

    gamebred26 Active Member Established Member

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    whats the foam stuffed in there? just for the grinding you did or you leave that there..also does everyone put that plate with the rubber dust boot back on or leave it off?? the one that is PIA to get the 4 bolts off of...
     
  10. earico

    earico Lake Bum Established Member

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    The foam is something the previous owner put under the boot to cut down on noise. Most people reuse the boot.
     
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  11. Jad G

    Jad G Broke but fast Established Member

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    Yes please post this template, as I'd love to do something like this. I'm 6'1 with chimp arms and it seems even to me that 3rd and 5th are still too far. I have the seat all the way back and leaned a bit but that's just how I'm comfortable. This would be a handy mod and I think i have a piece of metal just like that in the scrap metal bucket in the garage.
     
  12. ScottsdaleSnake

    ScottsdaleSnake Silver Bullet Established Member

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    How much would you charge to make a pair of these plates? I love your creation, but have no tools to make/cut them. Either way, thanks!
     
  13. ponyboyisaac

    ponyboyisaac Now Kaioken...times 10!! Established Member

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    very cool
     
  14. VirtualSVT

    VirtualSVT lolololololololololol Established Member

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    lol you just opened a can of worms with this...

    And I had a spacer made by a member on here. Like half and inch of milled aluminum and moved it back and inch and over half an inch.

    Fit was perfect.
     
  15. earico

    earico Lake Bum Established Member

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    Here's the link to the template

    For those that I sent templates, I expect a full report on how it turned out. :beer:
     
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  16. Tractionless1

    Tractionless1 Ur Gator Bait!! Established Member

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    Thanks taking the .pdf to the machine shop for fab. today!
     
  17. earico

    earico Lake Bum Established Member

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    Bump.

    Anyone got theirs installed yet?.......
     
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    Tractionless1 Ur Gator Bait!! Established Member

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    Parts sitting on the workbench waiting to go in. It's tough with 3 sportbikes and the Cobra needing a rear end and ex. gasket. Too many projects. I'll update the thread when complete.
     
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    quick88lx Active Member Established Member

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    THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I NEEDED!!!! thanks my short ass has a hard time reaching 3rd and 5th but i like the way the pro50 shifts perfect comprimise cant wait to do this!
     
  20. earico

    earico Lake Bum Established Member

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    Hey you're welcome! Just post your results in this thread after you get it done.
     

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