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Old 14 Apr 2003, 07:26 am
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I met a Fellow Cruiser over the weekend and he cut his 5 speed shifter shaft down about 2 inches for a shorter throw through the gears. Sounds like I might try this, has anyone else with 5 speeeds done this mod?

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Old 14 Apr 2003, 08:02 am
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I read in another forum of someone doing this. Could be the same guy. All he did was rave about. He loved it to death. If I ever find that thread again I'll let you know.

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Old 14 Apr 2003, 12:00 pm
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Gary, it's actually a 3" chop (and maybe more to come). "No-Buck" mod but use a sharp blade.

And bigdogdad, that's some other guy... I keep a low profile <img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Steve, it was great meeting you last week, you should post pics on what you did to your tail lights&gt; I'm really excited about trying that, when you put the tape on following the lines in the lense, did you stay on top/middle or bottom? as far as the shifter, I like the idea, but you are a tall guy like me, I find it easy to shift while my arm is resting on the arm rest. doesn't the short stem make it harder to reach being so low. I like the concept, I just don't want to cut it down and find it is uncomfortable to shift. know what I mean? are you coming to Champaingn on 6/7? hope you stay in our little (soon to be huge) club&gt; I appreciate your thoughts and feedback/ Gary turbomangt

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Old 16 Apr 2003, 08:21 am
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You can do a "test fit" by pulling down the arm rest, resting your elbow where it naturally wants to be, then - with the shifter in neutral - blindly (with out looking) reach forward and pinch the shifter rod using your thumb and index finger. That's where you cut. The universal fit AutoZone knob clamps on w/ 3 allen screws and also adds about 1" to the height.

Like I mentioned, I cut it twice just to be sure I didn't reach the point of no return.

In addition to the taillights, I have at least one more ultra cool mod that I'm sure no one else has done yet. It's high profile but only costs about $30... and alot of trial and error so far <img src=icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle>

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STEVE, DON'T LEAVE ME HANGING! WHAT IS IT&gt; GARY

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