GasGas Riders Club Forum  

Go Back   GasGas Riders Club Forum > GasGas Enduro Technical Forums > Enduro Other...

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-18-2018, 11:41 PM
BLD's Avatar
BLD BLD is offline
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Northern CA USA
Posts: 45
Default Best method to bend shift lever

I?m done with this factory shift lever placement on my ?13 XC 300. One tooth placement either way and it?s too high or too low for me. I?m looking for the Goldilocks solution and have a spare shift lever that came with my bike. Can I use a Mapp (spelling?) gas torch or similar method to bend the old shift lever into a custom position for my giant foot??? Never tried anything like this but I understand that heat may help (seems like aluminum and I?m only familiar with steel which needs heat treatment and annealing after)... I was riding real hard today and the constant missed shifts were the only complaint I have with the bike. Otherwise it is a true high speed mule!


Last edited by BLD; 02-19-2018 at 01:17 AM.
Reply With Quote

Old 02-19-2018, 04:51 AM
m.nowak's Avatar
m.nowak m.nowak is offline
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Sandared, Sweden
Posts: 6

I always use my map torch when I need to bend the levers. Just heat and bend carefully 😊
//Mattias in Sweden
Gasgas EC300
Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2018, 08:06 PM
Zman's Avatar
Zman Zman is offline
Platinum Level Site Supporter
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Burbs of Chicago
Posts: 1,360

I have had the same problem on several bikes. Take it off the bike before you bend it. It goes easier if you put it in a vice. You might want to quench it in water when you are finished to try to retain some of the strength.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2018, 11:54 PM
BLD's Avatar
BLD BLD is offline
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Northern CA USA
Posts: 45

Thank you. I?ll grab a torch and try on the old beat up one first.

Yes, with steel you want to dunk in water or motor oil while red hot. That will heat treat but be brittle until you anneal (heat up until bluish, can?t remember if you dunk again or let air cool...).

Either way I?ve never tried it with aluminum. I?d hate to snap it off first ride after finding the sweet spot!
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
997 bend? john r b Enduro Chassis & Body 1 12-29-2015 01:21 AM
Recommended method for cleaning cylinder and PV mwinschel Enduro Engine - 2 stroke 3 11-30-2015 01:47 PM
odi cft honda/kawi bend (renthal 997 bend) Simmo737 Enduro Product Reviews 0 07-30-2013 05:15 AM
2000 XC250 spring arm to shift cam assembly method 70455 Enduro Engine - 2 stroke 0 12-18-2012 08:38 PM
Looking for the rear brake lever replacement and Gear Lever?? Scar13 Enduro Chassis & Body 11 03-12-2012 04:15 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:11 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2009 -