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how to wear riding boots on an XT250 ? #4807599
07/07/18 11:28 AM
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it's always best to wear full gear on any powersports application, but I can't shift my XT250 with MX boots. on our Honda, you just move the shifter down two notches, with the multi-piece linkage on the xt250, that is not an option. how to resolve?

yes, I am currently sitting in a chair with a broken tibia; probably would not have happened with boots....


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Re: how to wear riding boots on an XT250 ? [Re: tomcat27] #4807604
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Any pics of the linkage?

No mention of what year your XT250 is, but a quick google search reveals that at least some versions of XT 250 have a shifter that can be adjusted for position.

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Re: how to wear riding boots on an XT250 ? [Re: tomcat27] #4807623
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I think this is it: https://www.google.com/search?q=xt250+shift+linkage&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi7yvHeuo3cAhWJ1IMKHcyFC9YQ_AUICygC&biw=1745&bih=861#imgrc=9rL3_xPjf7lsFM:
I think mine is a 2013. check my sig

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Re: how to wear riding boots on an XT250 ? [Re: tomcat27] #4807706
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Move the lever up a notch. Then lift your whole foot up to shift instead of trying to bend at the ankle.


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Re: how to wear riding boots on an XT250 ? [Re: tomcat27] #4807752
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Originally Posted By: tomcat27
I think this is it: https://www.google.com/search?q=xt250+shift+linkage&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi7yvHeuo3cAhWJ1IMKHcyFC9YQ_AUICygC&biw=1745&bih=861#imgrc=9rL3_xPjf7lsFM:
I think mine is a 2013. check my sig


If the linkage is like what's shown below then I see two ways to adjust the position of the lever. 1) Adjust the turnbuckle or 2) Move the shifter on the splined shaft coming out of the engine case.



Re: how to wear riding boots on an XT250 ? [Re: tomcat27] #4807805
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We tried moving the splines, that didn't work. I will try the turnbuckle....


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Re: how to wear riding boots on an XT250 ? [Re: tomcat27] #4807816
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Sidi boots have a hinge in the ankle = full articulation of foot controls....priceless


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Re: how to wear riding boots on an XT250 ? [Re: tomcat27] #4808266
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I've done the tib/fib thing, still have the screws. Hill climbing gone bad. What happened?

Re: how to wear riding boots on an XT250 ? [Re: tomcat27] #4810913
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the moving arem lengths can make a difference to feel and force you need to change gears but nothing more.

Are you ok changing gears with othe shoes or boots?

Is the lever bent inwards (can make a hughe difference in you foot finding it) such as the bike having been dropped.

Maybe the lever arm (the bit with rubber cover) is too short for your foot

Re: how to wear riding boots on an XT250 ? [Re: bonjo] #4837431
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If you cannot change shifter height I would find after market lower pegs,I assume the shifter is too low.


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