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    Hi all ref Ryker F/R gear lever . I find it orkward to get my foot behind pedal to move it in reverse, as anyone made , or modified the reach of lever ? I don't think it can be adjust by removing it of spline as it as a flat with a bolt through it so stays in 1 position just a thought regards Nico 75

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nico75 View Post
    Hi all ref Ryker F/R gear lever . I find it orkward to get my foot behind pedal to move it in reverse, as anyone made , or modified the reach of lever ? I don't think it can be adjust by removing it of spline as it as a flat with a bolt through it so stays in 1 position just a thought regards Nico 75
    I removed mine from the spline and rotated it to the rear a couple notches. That and repeated use makes it doable now.

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    I pull mine into reverse with my hand and then push it into forward with my foot. There is an aftermarket company that is now selling an attachment that has actual finger grooves on the one side for just that reason.


    The way I look at it...it's reverse...how often do you really need to use it anyways? and how much of a bother is it to lean forward and pull it back with your hand?

    Just my thoughts

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    If I know I'll need reverse whilst pulling in a parking spot, I'll stop & park with handlebar turned to the right for easy access (whilst still seated) to lever, and use HAND to go to reverse for when I come back. Piece of cake.


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    Too fat here, have to put parking brake on and lean pretty far off bike to reach it with my hand. Pretty comical when making a 9 point turn.

    Will need to rotate lever closer.

    Does anyone know if the aftermarket lever is actually longer, or if its just a grip change?

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    I have difficulty placing in reverse using the toe area of my boot (short legs I guess) however no problems when I use the heel of my boot. Keeps my hand cleaner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jsmith8695 View Post
    I have difficulty placing in reverse using the toe area of my boot (short legs I guess) however no problems when I use the heel of my boot. Keeps my hand cleaner.
    Yes, I too found that heel works better than toe. But when riding with flip flops, neither works.

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    Markubis - I agree 100% with you!! My wife is 5'2" at 110 lbs. She can put her Ryker in reverse with her foot. Depends on the shoes she has on. I can't do that.

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    I rotated the shifting rod down a couple notches on the spline and it made it easier to reach with my toe. A lot of new Ryker owners try to pull straight back, which doesn't work. It's a rotating down action. If you rotate the lever down a couple notches, it becomes more of a rotating back action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markubis View Post
    I pull mine into reverse with my hand and then push it into forward with my foot. There is an aftermarket company that is now selling an attachment that has actual finger grooves on the one side for just that reason.


    The way I look at it...it's reverse...how often do you really need to use it anyways? and how much of a bother is it to lean forward and pull it back with your hand?

    Just my thoughts
    I totally agree. I do the same.

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    MAuxoad%S9ysh99sZYxHCw.jpg********* has a huge new lever to adapt to your Ryker for easier use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vstrommer View Post
    MAuxoad%S9ysh99sZYxHCw.jpg********* has a huge new lever to adapt to your Ryker for easier use.
    A new lever is whats needed, but I’m pretty sure this accessory is simply a handle. Doesn’t address the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aufgeblassen47 View Post
    Yes, I too found that heel works better than toe. But when riding with flip flops, neither works.
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    Someone did a great mod on the FB Ryker forum, her husband welded an extension to the existing shift lever that brings it a few inches closer to the rear of the bike and softens the angle. They posted a video but not from you tube, I took a few still photos in freeze frame. If anyone is interested I’ll try to upload a couple.

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    I repositioned mine back 2 notches, huge difference, very easy to hook your toe for reverse.

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