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Old 10-20-2009, 02:44 PM   #21
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You don't need to do that with those rearsets. Gabe gave you the answer, your rearsets are designed to run both, follow gabe's directions and you will be good. One thing though, you may have to remove your kick stand unless you have plenty of room, i can't determine that very well from the pictures.

I tried both, i am used to both now but i like standard shift better, why? Because for me is more critical to correctly downshift that upshift, i want to downshift faster to be ready for the turn so it is easier for me to kick down and slide the boot back than shift up and then slide the boot. I know GP shift can be faster cause you are kicking it when speeding but i am not that fast to notice that, i prefer to be comfortable wth what i've done for the past years.


See the pic below. I was mistaken you just bolt it to the bottom one..I stand corrected
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Old 10-20-2009, 02:46 PM   #22
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hmmm, find somebody that works at a machine shop and get a custom shift lever made, just shorter.
Yeah I have thought about that. If the gp shift doesn't make a difference I will try that next.
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Old 10-20-2009, 02:53 PM   #23
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They it out and see how it works for you. That is the only way you will ever know.

I prefer GP but I can't change two of my bike to to GP because they have no linkage so I ride both standard and GP. I change back and forth from standard to GP and never think twice about it. It has never been an issue for me like apparently it has been for others.
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:35 PM   #24
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It's done! I will let you all know if it made a difference after the Saturday track day in Cresson!
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It's done! I will let you all know if it made a difference after the Saturday track day in Cresson!
When I got back in to racing I had to race on the team's bike which was GP shift, I just kept telling myself "stomp the upshift" over and over as I rode... worked for me to get used to it.

Now, I purposefully run GP shift, I prefer it- and when I ride a traditional shift pattern on another bike, I don't have any issues with shifting.
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When I got back in to racing I had to race on the team's bike which was GP shift, I just kept telling myself "stomp the upshift" over and over as I rode... worked for me to get used to it.

Now, I purposefully run GP shift, I prefer it- and when I ride a traditional shift pattern on another bike, I don't have any issues with shifting.
Thanks for the tip! I am sure I will be repeating that in my head all morning.


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My son, 11 years old, motocrossed for 4 years and was very accustomed to standard shift, but recently switched to a GP shift NSF100 and had no problems making the change. He can actually ride bikes with standard or GP shift alternately in the same day and not experience any problems. It does take concentration to remember what bike he is on, so he says, but in his case it is usually the difference in a Mini Motard or his NSF100, so the body positioning on the bike helps with the concentration of the shift pattern. I think that if you give the GP shift a chance, you will like it much better.
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:54 PM   #28
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I think you hit the nail on the head that the problem is you have girl feet. It may do more good to get comftable by fixing the geomety rather than shifting the bias in what feels beter from down to up. Whichever way you go seems to be personel preference but without fixing the root cause your'll still just be compimising in the other directoin. Mabye its easiler said then done, I don't know..
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good deal, just remember, take a few laps slow and shift as much as you can even if you don't redline so you can get used to it and remember every time lol.
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because I have such small feet that it is hard for me to upshift. !
why not just move the shift lever back if that the only prob?
that would be pretty easy IMHO
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:15 AM   #31
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why not just move the shift lever back if that the only prob?
that would be pretty easy IMHO
The Vortex rear sets on my bike do not give me that option. I have adjusted the rear sets every way possible and it still has not alleviated my problem. I know there are rear sets that offer more adjustability but I thought I would try the "free" alternatives first.
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Is the shift pedal bolted onto the shift arm on your vortex rearsets (i.e. can you replace just the pedal)?

If it is, then you can remove the pedal, drill and tap another hole on the shift arm closer to the peg, and then reinstall the pedal in the new position.
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She wanted to experiment with GP shift anyways...so we'll give it a try. If it is still an issue...we'll see how we can modify/change the shift lever
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So, how'd it work out for you this weekend?
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always ride with your foot resting on top of the shifter, it will help you remember the shift pattern
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always ride with your foot resting on top of the shifter, it will help you remember the shift pattern
What's with the old thread bumpin

Funny thing is I just converted my zx6r this past weekend for GSS. Sux cuz I can't practice before then and I never rode gss clockwise. I might just put it back yo regular shift.
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