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    Default Ergonomic thumb Pads for the Paddle shifter

    Because a member asked about them ..... I have a Pics and explanation in a New Album ...... they attach to the + side of the shift lever ( SE trans ) and are shaped for the thumb .... they are leather covered and so they are no longer slippery in the rain and just make shifting more comfortable ....... Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLUEKNIGHT911 View Post
    Because a member asked about them ..... I have a Pics and explanation in a New Album ...... they attach to the + side of the shift lever ( SE trans ) and are shaped for the thumb .... they are leather covered and so they are no longer slippery in the rain and just make shifting more comfortable ....... Mike
    Yup, they work great.

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    I just broke mine(shifter not thumb) so it will be a couple of weeks before I can try it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pegasus1300 View Post
    I just broke mine(shifter not thumb) so it will be a couple of weeks before I can try it out.
    How did you do that?

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    Default What are they Made of

    I am sure I could have figured it out but just wondering, Thanks Mike
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    Default Pad Material

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    I am sure I could have figured it out but just wondering, Thanks Mike
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    , I tried a few different materials, and all were time consuming to shape ....... I had a piece of scrap TREX, the stuff they make porch / deck flooring from..... It's plastic, but is easy to shape because it has a lot of microscopic air bubbles in it ..... so it's easy to use a round Dremel stone which works well.....Almost any Home construction site is going to have scrapes they are throwing away ...... Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahPete View Post
    Yup, they work great.

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    so, is this the pic or am i missing something? that looks like a glued on piece of foam.
    dont we need a heat shrink clear sleeve or something like that? enquiring mind
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    Question: How thick is it?
    (How much does it shorten-up the reach to the paddle?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Denman View Post
    Question: How thick is it?
    (How much does it shorten-up the reach to the paddle?)
    The thinner edge is 3.6 mm . the thicker edge is 12.3 mm .......... Since they are SHAPED to fit the contours of the Thumb the thickness varies along the entire edge ...but this is the basic measurement ( done with a caliper ) ..... Mike .... There are four pics on my Album page ....thanks Gene
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    About a seventh of an inch... (.144)
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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahPete View Post
    How did you do that?
    Coming out of Spanish Fork canyon on US6 I hit a wrinkle in the road that jerked my steering.I had my thumb poised over the shifter and it jammed into my thumb and snapped the shaft up inside the module. Since it doesn't move right now or shift I am assuming that is the problem. Anyway Moto United will figure it out.\, in the meantime I am less.

    BTW what did glue it on with?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pegasus1300 View Post
    Coming out of Spanish Fork canyon on US6 I hit a wrinkle in the road that jerked my steering.I had my thumb poised over the shifter and it jammed into my thumb and snapped the shaft up inside the module. Since it doesn't move right now or shift I am assuming that is the problem. Anyway Moto United will figure it out.\, in the meantime I am less.

    BTW what did glue it on with?
    Man, that must have been some 'wrinkle'!

    I just used double-sided 3M tape.

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    Its been broken before and repaired but I am doubtful they can repair it this time. It is a very thin plastic shaft. I am surprised there aren't more broken and I am surprised they aren't available by themselves.

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    Another reason why the manuals are better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bam Bam and Pebbles View Post
    Another reason why the manuals are better!
    Obviously I disagree with you After shifting for over 50 years this is just fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by pegasus1300 View Post
    Obviously I disagree with you After shifting for over 50 years this is just fine
    I am sure that 90% of Spyder riders disagree with me, but let's just say my clutch lever breaks, I can still shift no problem and get where I need to go.

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    Default Get a chauffeur......

    Problem solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bam Bam and Pebbles View Post
    I am sure that 90% of Spyder riders disagree with me, but let's just say my clutch lever breaks, I can still shift no problem and get where I need to go.
    Good for you. So what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bam Bam and Pebbles View Post
    Another reason why the manuals are better!








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