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I once dropped my bike on L/H side, quite stupid how I did it tbh - was stood talking to my friend, thought my sidestand was down, so I was about to get off, and then it came tumbling down, quite embarrasing! haha. No noticeable damage apart from my side fairing scratched a little - didn't know about the shifter until I took it in for my next service, the mechanic had raised it and told me it was low, which I thought yeah, probably true..

Not sure if it's me, but today I was wearing proper Sidi foots for the first time (I usually wear trainers..), and I was having to sit really far forwards to be able to shift up semi-"comfortably" - or is it possible that the shifter would have reverted to how it was before the mechanic changed it (by itself - stupid question probably)?.


TL;DR - Here's a picture, do you think it's low?


Bike is a Honda Varadero 125 (XL125V)
 

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Looks about the right angle, mine is probably slightly higher that that but that looks like different bike.

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Ah yeah, probably should've put that :p (Edited it in now)
Bike is a Honda Varadero 125, not a common model these days, so I doubt anybody here would have experience with it :(

How easy is it (or should it be) to change the position of the gearshifter?
 

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Should be fairly easy, if it's like the R there is a bolt at the end of the shaft, un do it take the rod of and reposition it, which looking at the picture it might be.
 

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As for the shifter being damaged, it's not don't worry.
Bike boots are a lot thicker than you think they are, and don't squish.
I had a similar problem with my old bike.
The others are right though, the lever is easy to adjust!
Check your manual on how. Some have a shift rod you can shorten, others are a case of disconnecting and rotating the end slightly
 

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As for the shifter being damaged, it's not don't worry.
Bike boots are a lot thicker than you think they are, and don't squish.
I had a similar problem with my old bike.
The others are right though, the lever is easy to adjust!
Check your manual on how. Some have a shift rod you can shorten, others are a case of disconnecting and rotating the end slightly
yea thats another thing just keep riding in ur boots!
it might be ur not use to it!
i was like that now i cant ride in trainers!
 
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