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#4807599 - 07/07/18 11:28 AM how to wear riding boots on an XT250 ?
tomcat27 Offline


Registered: 06/25/09
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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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#4807604 - 07/07/18 11:33 AM Re: how to wear riding boots on an XT250 ? [Re: tomcat27]
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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.


Edited by 02SE (07/07/18 11:41 AM)

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#4807623 - 07/07/18 11:59 AM Re: how to wear riding boots on an XT250 ? [Re: tomcat27]
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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


Edited by tomcat27 (07/07/18 12:11 PM)
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#4807706 - 07/07/18 01:42 PM Re: how to wear riding boots on an XT250 ? [Re: tomcat27]
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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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#4807752 - 07/07/18 03:11 PM Re: how to wear riding boots on an XT250 ? [Re: tomcat27]
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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.



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#4807805 - 07/07/18 04:31 PM Re: how to wear riding boots on an XT250 ? [Re: tomcat27]
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We tried moving the splines, that didn't work. I will try the turnbuckle....
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#4807816 - 07/07/18 04:43 PM Re: how to wear riding boots on an XT250 ? [Re: tomcat27]
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Sidi boots have a hinge in the ankle = full articulation of foot controls....priceless
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#4808266 - 07/08/18 11:01 AM Re: how to wear riding boots on an XT250 ? [Re: tomcat27]
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Registered: 12/21/11
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Loc: Ca
I've done the tib/fib thing, still have the screws. Hill climbing gone bad. What happened?

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#4810913 - 07/11/18 03:19 AM Re: how to wear riding boots on an XT250 ? [Re: tomcat27]
bonjo Offline


Registered: 08/26/09
Posts: 87
Loc: Wiltshire, UK
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

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