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So, after riding some more on my newly aquired CX500C, I noticed the shift lever felt very close to the foot peg. It began to bother me the more I rode and I even missed 2nd a few times bk of this. When I got home I had a closer look. It appears the lever had broke or something at one time and was rather sloppily welded onto the bracket at a diff angle than original. So, I found a few "vintage" replacements on every ones favorite online auction site and noticed a cheapo for the CX650. It looked similar and for less than ten bucks to the door, I thought I could afford to make that mistake! So, should I be prepared to relist it?



Here is the CX650 lever I bought

[attachment=236:CX650 Shift Lever.jpg]
 

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So, after riding some more on my newly aquired CX500C, I noticed the shift lever felt very close to the foot peg. It began to bother me the more I rode and I even missed 2nd a few times bk of this. When I got home I had a closer look. It appears the lever had broke or something at one time and was rather sloppily welded onto the bracket at a diff angle than original. So, I found a few "vintage" replacements on every ones favorite online auction site and noticed a cheapo for the CX650. It looked similar and for less than ten bucks to the door, I thought I could afford to make that mistake! So, should I be prepared to relist it?



Here is the CX650 lever I bought

[attachment=236:CX650 Shift Lever.jpg]


Looks the same to me, it should work? I also bought another to make a different shaped shifter when I go to rearsets. $5.00 at the junque-yard. I don't like the "hump" for the exhaust. I don't have the stock exhaust so now it looks silly.

Cheers, 50gary
 

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Yes, it worked! I would include pic but my camera is dead. Anyway, it moved the shifter closer to the exhaust but also moved it forward 2". This is a major improvement for me even though my boots are only size 9 I had great difficulty finding the "sweet spot" for shifting. Now it feels like a whole new bike! Disclaimer however, what works for me might not work for all! Hey I paid $5 for the shifter on eBay so, it wouldn't have been a total loss anyway. Now, it's just a really great deal!
 

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Yes, it worked! I would include pic but my camera is dead. Anyway, it moved the shifter closer to the exhaust but also moved it forward 2". This is a major improvement for me even though my boots are only size 9 I had great difficulty finding the "sweet spot" for shifting. Now it feels like a whole new bike! Disclaimer however, what works for me might not work for all! Hey I paid $5 for the shifter on eBay so, it wouldn't have been a total loss anyway. Now, it's just a really great deal!
Hey good deal for you. I started my reatsets today (actually last night) I'm about half done. I'm setting them rearward 3.625" and upward 1.5" that part is quite simple. Now to make a shift lever that works, the CX is weird in this respect. I want to use fixed aluminum pegs not the pivot type.

Cheers, 50gary
 
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