Aftermarket shift levers

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6/10/2021 11:06 AM

Hey everyone, I had a small tip over the other day which resulted in a busted shift lever. The OE KTM lever is just over $100 MSRP so I was looking to aftermarket options. Are any of the Hammerhead, protaper, Zeta, Tusk or Moose worth the money? Or should I just pony up and spend for the KTM lever?

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6/10/2021 11:17 AM

Just picked up a Tusk shifter for my oldest son's TTR50 as he needs more room between the peg and shifter to fit his big-kid boot. Tusk looks to be of great quality and fitment was perfect. I'm sure your application is on a larger steed, but wanted to share my recent experience with Tusk.

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6/10/2021 11:27 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/10/2021 11:27 AM

I installed a tusk on my cr 125 and have no complaints so far... and the price was awesome.

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"Shifting gears and passing queers" GL

6/10/2021 11:32 AM

Dont get the zeta.They wear really quickly and are a waste of money

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6/10/2021 12:07 PM

TreeFiddy wrote:

Dont get the zeta.They wear really quickly and are a waste of money

Good to know, I had a friend that worked for a company that distributed Zeta and he was always talking them up.

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6/10/2021 1:07 PM

Hammerhead is what I'd go to out of those offerings. Never had an issue with their products.

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6/10/2021 1:08 PM

Never had a problem with Hammerhead.

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6/10/2021 1:16 PM

Hammerhead is good, every tusk shifter I've tried stripped out in the first couple of rides.

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6/10/2021 3:13 PM

I ran a Zeta lever on my Husky for about 40 hours and the tip faded (lots of shifts on a Husky 250F), but the tip never loosened up. I'd say its good and more affordable alternative to OEM.

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6/10/2021 5:04 PM

Can’t go wrong with the hammerhead option.

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6/10/2021 5:14 PM

Moose makes a good one...

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Hello..Vital?..

6/10/2021 8:29 PM

B Lenny wrote:

Moose makes a good one...

It's made by Hammerhead.

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6/10/2021 9:00 PM

I prefer to use Zeta Revolver shift lever because of it's adjustability http://www.zeta-racing.com/pedal/shift_revolver/index.html

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6/10/2021 9:16 PM

Hammerhead has worked well for me.

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6/10/2021 9:38 PM

Pro circuit makes a good one.

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6/10/2021 10:46 PM

Tusk is so lame

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6/10/2021 11:21 PM

I thought Hammerhead went out of business?

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6/11/2021 1:00 AM

Hammerhead

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6/11/2021 6:50 AM

motoarmageddon wrote:

Tusk is so lame

Why? cheap and works... some people are on a budget when they ride.

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"Shifting gears and passing queers" GL

6/11/2021 8:00 AM

The issue i have with aftermarket shift levers is they can round off the shift shaft over time. Gotta watch this closely (especially on the Yamaha smokers).

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6/11/2021 8:16 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/11/2021 8:17 AM

Moto520 wrote:

The issue i have with aftermarket shift levers is they can round off the shift shaft over time. Gotta watch this closely ...more

This is exactly why I replaced the shaft on my tear down over the winter and now only run the stock shifter. Never gets sloppy and never needs to be re-tightened. Haven't had to touch it since the bike went back together 6 months and 30 hours of riding ago.

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James

6/11/2021 8:47 AM

Well, the Hammerhead is definitely a quality unit but the price is high, as you might expect.
I got a Tusk unit because I'm on a budget and while it works fine, you can tell the quality
is ehhhhh.

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6/11/2021 9:25 AM

Motofinne wrote:

I thought Hammerhead went out of business?

That's what I'm thinkin'..I've had one on back order for almost a year...ermm

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Hello..Vital?..

6/12/2021 4:25 AM

Aftermarket seems to work ok with many brands but KTM has a reputation for non OEM shifters not staying tight, getting loose and wobbly.

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6/12/2021 5:05 AM

I was not impressed with the longevity of the hammerhead. PC is a much better and pricier option. The stock KX250 shifter is too short for my foot or I would stick with OEM.

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6/12/2021 11:38 AM

motoarmageddon wrote:

Tusk is so lame

Tusk is the in-house shop-brand from Rocky Mountain - a great cheap option for noobs. But there is no way they give 2 shits about their shifter design / manufacture / evolution.

Hammerhead is actually in the business of making good shifters / brake pedals. They probably make the best ones because they care more - because its their primary business.

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6/12/2021 12:09 PM

I think I got the moose one. It is actually better than the brembo to me for some reason

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6/12/2021 12:34 PM

Oem everything. Always. No exceptions.

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6/12/2021 1:51 PM

I ve had good luck with Tusk products.

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6/14/2021 2:07 AM

Another vote for Hammerhead Designs.Worth the extra cost.

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