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hacksaw spec short shifter
« on: Aug 13, 2007, 12:28AM »
anyone made one?? my trx already had it when i got it, but i felt it needed to be a little bit shorter today so i did it. the stock one is about 6ft high, the modded one feels awesome, strongly recommend it  :D i bought a skinny little autotechnica shift knob today to top it all off.  8)
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Re: hacksaw spec short shifter
« Reply #1 on: Aug 13, 2007, 12:50AM »
yeah i hacked about 3-4 cm off my short shifter when i was putting it in. it made it feels so much nicer, rather than using the centre pole out of a tent to change gears. it looks a shit load better too

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Re: hacksaw spec short shifter
« Reply #2 on: Aug 13, 2007, 12:36PM »
Yeh guilty...I cut about 4-5cms off my nismo shifter and got a cheap gear knob from Supercheap or something. Looks good but!  :D

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Re: hacksaw spec short shifter
« Reply #3 on: Aug 13, 2007, 03:54PM »
You guys know that cutting this stick from the top end is either going to not change the throw, or possibly make it longer?
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Re: hacksaw spec short shifter
« Reply #4 on: Aug 13, 2007, 04:48PM »
yep. thats why i only took a little bit off, it still made a huge difference.

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Re: hacksaw spec short shifter
« Reply #5 on: Aug 13, 2007, 05:14PM »
Yeh I knew that, its was already a short shifter so it was just for looks  ;)

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Re: hacksaw spec short shifter
« Reply #6 on: Aug 13, 2007, 05:52PM »
did you guys need to reweld the shifter after cutting it?
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Re: hacksaw spec short shifter
« Reply #7 on: Aug 13, 2007, 06:54PM »
nah, the shifter knob that i use has three grub screws that just screw into the shifter itself. i didnt need to worry about welding anything.

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Re: hacksaw spec short shifter
« Reply #8 on: Aug 13, 2007, 07:58PM »
yeh even if it increases the throw it feels better. The shift knob i've got know is quite long and skinny so it needed a chop. you dont even have to struggle with those crappy plastic sleeves that come with the shift knob.
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Re: hacksaw spec short shifter
« Reply #9 on: Aug 14, 2007, 12:10AM »
bein the ricer boy i am (yes i'll admit it!), i've cut me BOTH of me shifters i've had in me TRX: the stocko one, and the proper short shifter one   :D   ;)   :P

they both just sat up so high! so the trusty hacky came out and a-hackin we went

nah, the shifter knob that i use has three grub screws that just screw into the shifter itself. i didnt need to worry about welding anything.

yeah how good are aftermarket stuff!

....got a cheap gear knob from Supercheap or something. Looks good but!  :D

dont worry brudda, i hear ya - i did the same thing!   ;D

tho lookin at gettin a new knob now....  ;)
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Re: hacksaw spec short shifter
« Reply #10 on: Aug 14, 2007, 12:12AM »
tho lookin at gettin a new knob now....  ;)
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