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Shifting and Floorboards
« on: December 13, 2018, 12:03:21 PM »

My new ride has floorboards and I notice that I have to actually shift my foot over to change gears. Any ideas for how to make this more comfortable? I could just drill a large bolt onto the shift lever I suppose... :P
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Re: Shifting and Floorboards
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2018, 01:16:11 AM »

I actually think that's a great idea!

Maybe a long, black, 3/8ths bolt. I say 3/8" because you want it to have some substance to it, so that it doesn't eventually bend.

Create a 'gusset' of sorts by using a nut to tighten against the lever, so that you have some support, both in front and behind the threaded part.

Over the extending thread, thread a piece of 3/8" fuel hose with the markings removed.

Over the end, a 3/8" brass, or chrome acorn nut to neaten it up a bit.

If you want to bling it out, maybe cut the fuel hose into sections and add sections of brass or galv compression olives between the fuel hose? Any plumbing supplier would have them for peanuts.



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Re: Shifting and Floorboards
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2018, 02:34:19 PM »

3/8ths? Oh,  you mean .95cm  ;)
Cheers for the idea, I'll let you know how it goes.
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Re: Shifting and Floorboards
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2018, 10:22:48 PM »

I actually meant 3/8ths!  ;D

There are no 10mm compression olives :( They're all measured in coconuts, until you get to 14mm, which is too large.

Like it or not, imperial units are still more widely used than metric.
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Re: Shifting and Floorboards
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2018, 11:32:40 PM »

I was just being  facetious ::)
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Re: Shifting and Floorboards
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2018, 01:35:50 AM »

A word with its roots in the word faeces or shit. You were being a shit  ;D ;D
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Re: Shifting and Floorboards
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2018, 06:42:42 AM »

 Guilty😂
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Re: Shifting and Floorboards
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2019, 07:00:25 AM »

Just an update on this little side project. I've drilled in a hole and gotten a 12mm bolt to use. It'll take a bit of tweaking to get right but it's essentially fixed the comfort issue. I'm wondering now whether to grind off the rest of the lever above my new bolt or to somehow cover the two in rubber and have a larger pedal. Thoughts and opinions welcome  :D

Obviously I've got a lot of back and forth room to play with.
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Re: Shifting and Floorboards
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2019, 11:08:43 PM »

For my two cents, I would suggest you find a bolt that is all thread and put it in the other way around. That way your foot won't catch on the bolt head.
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Re: Shifting and Floorboards
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2019, 03:19:48 AM »

Not a bad idea, I'll see what I can find.
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