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Do you guys know if anyone makes a longer shifter for a 2008 TRX250EX? I bought size 12 boots and I don't see how I'm going to be able to shift with them.

My main issue is that the boot is so tall, it takes a lot of effort to get my foot below the shifter, I have to dig it down between the foot peg and shifter. I tried rotating the shifter up a little, but there's really no sweet spot - too far up and it becomes really hard to shift either way.

I figure a longer shifter will give me more leverage so that I can keep my foot on the peg without having my boot stuck under the shifter.
 

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just loosen the shifter bolt and move the shifter up. I wear a 14 boot and ride a 250X that's all I did and no more problems.

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He said he doesn't like it rotated up... I did the same thing, are your boots broke in yet?
 

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I don't know that there are longer ones... buy 2, cut them both and weld them together, custom.
 

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Or just buy one and take it to a local machine shop. Wear your boots and take the bike, and they will rig you a custom lever.
 

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I used a heel-toe shifter on mine, bought it after market, it was a package with metal grate floor boards for my '03 Rancher. This way you use your heel for up-shifting and toe for down-shifting, really handy
 

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Like red said the boots being broke in will help. You will get use to it but it takes time. I had the same problem and when I bought new boots it was a problem then. Ask the HOnda shop if you can get a longer shifter. I think I heard it is possible somebody makes one. If not follow Pains advice and you will have the best chance at getting something you like.
 

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yeah it wasn't fun finding some either. I can't even go to wally world and buy cheap sneakers all they go up to is 13 and i wear a 15 in some brands. I went last week to get some new balance at jc pennys and the lady just laughed at me when i asked for 15s..lol I tried a 14 on but my toe was at the end


:shocked:14 is a big boot!
 

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I'm 6' 4" also and top out at about 265lbs or more now I've been eating good the past few months...lol my wife is finally working...lol
 

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Yeah me too bro, she graduated in may with an Elementary Education degree she started working again at Advance auto where she was a parts pro and inventory specialist for 12 years then the school system called her to come to work she now teaches third grade YAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!

GOOD to hear that!
 

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darn Moose you need a 450 to haul you large self around. i didn't realize you were that big!
 

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that would work real good
 

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Yeah I look like a gorilla riding a mini-bike...lol but Don't let the little 250 fool ya Its pretty mean with my big self on it. I can actually smoke my neighbors 300EX by about 3 to 4 bikes lengths. he has a jet kit, filter and Exhaust. he starts to catch me about 300 or so yards down. though. but that's the stroke and bore coming into play.



darn Moose you need a 450 to haul you large self around. i didn't realize you were that big!
 

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Yeah me too bro, she graduated in may with an Elementary Education degree she started working again at Advance auto where she was a parts pro and inventory specialist for 12 years then the school system called her to come to work she now teaches third grade YAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cool. My father was a teacher and the pay blows, but there is one thing to be said, they have benefits. In the large picture, I don't ever remember being without health insurance, ever. People don't look at that kind of thing some time, but it means a great deal.

Glad she's working again, and probably doing something she likes. That's another thing about having a job. If you like what you are doing, then money doesn't mean as much. I know that from experience. Having a job you hate sucks large. If you can make enough to live on doing something you enjoy, then do it.
 
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