cl360 gp shifting

cl360 gp shifting

This is a discussion on cl360 gp shifting within the Technical forums, part of the Forums category; I have a quick question. I am contemplating taking my shifter and turning it backwards and using the passenger pegs as makeshift rearsets. I haven't ...

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    eviltwin's Avatar
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    cl360 gp shifting

    I have a quick question. I am contemplating
    taking my shifter and turning it backwards
    and using the passenger pegs as makeshift rearsets.

    I haven't taken the shifter cover off or anything
    yet... I wanted to ask what kind of process was involved
    in this before I started on it.

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    Senior Member mikeo's Avatar
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    Just turn the shifter around, that's it. It works.

    Mike O

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    Senior Member catboy's Avatar
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    make sure it's out of gear when you reposition the lever on the spindal to maintain a nuetral reference point. keep in mind too that if you rotate the lever beyond 90 degrees, the previous pulling action becomes the inverse pushing action.


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    Senior Member kenessex's Avatar
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    Like Mikeo said, just turn it around if it is not a linkage type. If it is a linkage type then you can replace it with a non linkage shift lever pointing backwards. The only problem can be finding a lever that is the right length to match up with your footpeg position. Too short and you lose all of your leverage and too long and it might interfere with a frame tube or casing before you get full engagement of a gear. The other question is will you be able to live with a GP pattern. If you have other street bikes will you be able to make the switch back and forth? Banging a downshift exiting a turn while hard on the gas really sucks. FWIW I prefer a GP pattern for racing and generally set up my street bikes the same way. Don't lend your bike to somebody that isn't experienced with the reversed pattern.


    PS what are you going to do about the rear brake?

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    Moderator joe c's Avatar
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    are you kidding, theres nothing more fun than watching someone try to ride your bike gp shift. especially if you can do it from the seat of their bike!

    you will have to dick with the rear brake, but its managable.



    aaron, send my wheel.

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    I don't know what i am going to do with the rear brake.
    i am going to try turn it around, if not...
    well, i haven't really had time to go out and
    see where it could go.
    i am halfway tempted to leave it off, but i
    drove around and didn't use it just as an experiment...
    and though little of your stopping comes from the rear brake,
    it is still quite useful.

    I don't have another bike, so that isn't a problem.
    I think i could get used to the shifting rather easily.
    and lending my bike... last time i did that my dumbass friend
    laid it down and had to buy me a bunch of new parts. so
    i made him lend me his cb750 (his only bike) until the parts
    came in and i fixed it. so... i think i won't be lending
    my bike out again.

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    hey evil, how did this turn out? i'm riding gp w/ my cl360 and the spare brake lever is gonna go to a machine shop asap to be redesigned. how did urs work out?

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