Size 13 boot, shift lever recommendations

FiendzCC
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3/18/2019 2:02pm
Those of you with big feet, what are you guys using for extended shift levers? I've been having nothing but trouble with a certain brand's shift lever stripping out splines at the pivot point. I've tried 4 of their forged levers and 1 of their billet levers that I thought solved the issue initially, but here we are a handful of rides later with a wobbly shifter again. So that's 5 shift levers on a YZ125 in 15 hours. The shift shaft has been replaced twice, and it was responsible for the first shift lever going, so I'll give them the benefit of the doubt on that, but the other 4?

I don't want to switch to another brand if they're all just getting them made in China. Are there any brands you guys have had good luck with? Or should I just get an OEM shift lever and have it modified to be the same length as an aftermarket extended one to accommodate my size 13 boot?
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blaze 57
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3/18/2019 3:37pm
Those hammerhead billet ones I've been looking at. Different off sets etc. They look pretty good.
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3/18/2019 10:54pm Edited Date/Time 3/18/2019 10:54pm
When did you last replace the shaft? Probably time for another if it’s been through 4 shifters on 1 shaft
kb228
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3/19/2019 4:07am
I also have big feet. The hammerheads have extended levers. As far as quality theyre pretty nice. If youre buying the standard length lever, theres no reason to fork out money for the hammerhead over the tusk ones. Youll want the extended tho
FiendzCC
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3/19/2019 11:54am Edited Date/Time 3/19/2019 12:01pm
Yeah, unfortunately the brand you guys are recommending is what sent me here. I just didn't wanna blow them out on here because I was under the impression they had good stuff. I've used them in the past with no issues whatsoever. Do you guys happen to know where their products are made? I don't want to try another brand if it's all just made overseas

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FiendzCC
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3/19/2019 12:04pm
Spudnut wrote:
When did you last replace the shaft? Probably time for another if it’s been through 4 shifters on 1 shaft
Two shift levers ago, I didn't have 4 shift levers strip out on 1 shaft
Evoracer
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3/19/2019 3:47pm
I'd go IMS steel and mod the length to fit your ski.
Spudnut
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3/19/2019 4:36pm
FiendzCC wrote:
Two shift levers ago, I didn't have 4 shift levers strip out on 1 shaft
My buddy was having this exact issue on his 125 and he ended up grinding away at the gap that lets the shifter pinch onto the shaft and hasn’t had an issue since and has 0 slop now
FiendzCC
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3/19/2019 7:33pm Edited Date/Time 3/19/2019 7:35pm
Spudnut wrote:
My buddy was having this exact issue on his 125 and he ended up grinding away at the gap that lets the shifter pinch onto the...
My buddy was having this exact issue on his 125 and he ended up grinding away at the gap that lets the shifter pinch onto the shaft and hasn’t had an issue since and has 0 slop now
Interesting, maybe I'll give this a shot. Will inspect the splines on the shift shaft first, of course.
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3/20/2019 7:39am
I like the new Pro Circuit lever. It seems to be a bit longer and has a really good lever to catch your boot.
FiendzCC
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Moto520 wrote:
I like the new Pro Circuit lever. It seems to be a bit longer and has a really good lever to catch your boot.
Just checked it out. Looks really nice, I don't think they make it for the 125 though.

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