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gearshift pedal 01 Nov 2018 07:46 #793218

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Just started riding a new to me KZ440B ... having trouble being comfortable with the gearshift pedal and was wondering if anyone has put on a easier to use one from a different model kz. ... also are these pretty much interchangeable or not?
1978 kz650 b2
1980 kz440 b1
1983 kz550m LTD

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gearshift pedal 01 Nov 2018 08:10 #793220

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Is the shifter too high, too low, too short, or too long? If it's too high or too low it can be removed and put back on at a slightly different angle to raise or lower the part the toe contacts. Ed
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gearshift pedal 01 Nov 2018 08:20 #793221

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I tried moving it up and down on the mounting ,... it seems to be too close into the bike.. almost if it could be moved out some and maybe a little wider where your toes lift it..
1978 kz650 b2
1980 kz440 b1
1983 kz550m LTD

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gearshift pedal 01 Nov 2018 08:51 #793223

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I would compare it to eebbaayy pics of a good or nos gear change pedal to make sure yours isn't bent. Then compare it to shifters from other models, such as the KZ650/750 or KZ1000 to see if any of those are longer or otherwise more suitable. I'm assuming the splined ends would be the same. The gear change pedal on my 81 650-CSR is about 8-1/8" long. hooking a measuring tape onto the most rearward end & measuring to the outer tip away from the arm (kind of diagonally).



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gearshift pedal 01 Nov 2018 15:01 #793237

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Maybe it is bent and merely needs to be pulled away from the engine. Some pictures would sure help.
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gearshift pedal 02 Nov 2018 09:00 #793270

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maybe you guys are right about it being bent in.
1978 kz650 b2
1980 kz440 b1
1983 kz550m LTD
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gearshift pedal 03 Nov 2018 11:16 #793325

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Is it possible you can take photo from the side (same height as the pedal) ?
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gearshift pedal 03 Nov 2018 11:33 #793326

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sure, here's a couple more :
1978 kz650 b2
1980 kz440 b1
1983 kz550m LTD
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gearshift pedal 03 Nov 2018 11:55 #793327

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Looks like you have strange angle on the end?
I will try to take some photos of mine tomorrow.
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gearshift pedal 03 Nov 2018 17:35 #793335

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It looks bent to me. Why not just straighten it? Ed
1977 KZ650-C1 Original Owner - Stock (with additional invisible FIAMM horn)

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gearshift pedal 04 Nov 2018 10:21 #793363

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650ed wrote: It looks bent to me. Why not just straighten it? Ed


Your right , At first i thought it was bent at the end where you get it with your toes but it ended up being bent down close to where it mounts up... ended up putting it in a vise and tapping with hammer to bend it back out..
1978 kz650 b2
1980 kz440 b1
1983 kz550m LTD

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gearshift pedal 05 Nov 2018 12:07 #793406

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Good spoot!
Have is it performing now?
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www.kzrider.com/forum/11-projects/607213...sr-1981-z750l-engine

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