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Concours 1400 (C14) FAQ => C-14, aka Concours-14 GTR 1400 => Bike/Accessory Reviews => Topic started by: VirginiaJim on July 08, 2012, 12:05:56 pm

Title: Murphs Bearinged Up Shifter 5
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 08, 2012, 12:05:56 pm
Well, every one at the time was getting one of these so I did as well.  Very well made IMHO.  However, it did nothing for me regarding shifting.  Couldn't tell the difference.  I'm not going to say it was a waste of money as it didn't really cost that much, but to me it nearly was.  I'm rating it a 5.

http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=463 (http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=463)
Title: Re: Murphs Bearinged Up Shifter 5
Post by: PlaynInPeoria on January 17, 2013, 10:48:10 am
I have heard that the plastic part it replaces wears out and then shifting gets ugly.  So perhaps putting that on a bike without the problem made the change unnoticeable but you prevented that failure in the future?
Title: Re: Murphs Bearinged Up Shifter 5
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 17, 2013, 02:02:28 pm
praps, praps not.  It's an upgrade from what was there, of course, but is it worth the money?  I'm leaning towards not...although it isn't very expensive as upgrades go.
Title: Re: Murphs Bearinged Up Shifter 5
Post by: Gsun on January 17, 2013, 10:40:36 pm
After I installed it, I miss almost no shifts at all. Can't say that before..... ;D
Title: Re: Murphs Bearinged Up Shifter 5
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 18, 2013, 04:31:13 am
Couldn't tell the difference, myself.  I wasn't missing shifts before and didn't miss any afterwards.
Title: Re: Murphs Bearinged Up Shifter 5
Post by: pistole on January 18, 2013, 04:45:34 am
I have heard that the plastic part it replaces wears out and then shifting gets ugly.  So perhaps putting that on a bike without the problem made the change unnoticeable but you prevented that failure in the future?

- what plastic part ?

- there are no plastic parts on my shifter assembly (2012 model).

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Title: Re: Murphs Bearinged Up Shifter 5
Post by: Conrad on January 18, 2013, 04:55:59 am
- what plastic part ?

- there are no plastic parts on my shifter assembly (2012 model).

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The sleeve is plastic.


I agree with Jim. I really didn’t notice any difference either. I’ve never missed a shift, before or after this mod. The mod made me feel better though.    :)
Title: Re: Murphs Bearinged Up Shifter 5
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 18, 2013, 05:01:16 am
You're easily influenced, I see.  I'll remember that.
Title: Re: Murphs Bearinged Up Shifter 5
Post by: Conrad on January 18, 2013, 05:04:14 am
You're easily influenced, I see.  I'll remember that.

Did you get those Canyon Cages installed yet?    ;)
Title: Re: Murphs Bearinged Up Shifter 5
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 18, 2013, 05:16:37 am
Nope.  Will do that this spring.  Also have to change out the front forks oil and clean the fuel pump.  Just got my spare in for that.
Title: Re: Murphs Bearinged Up Shifter 5
Post by: gPink on January 18, 2013, 05:46:33 am
Spare what?
Title: Re: Murphs Bearinged Up Shifter 5
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 18, 2013, 06:08:13 am
Fuel pump...got a used one off of ebay. 
Title: Re: Murphs Bearinged Up Shifter 5
Post by: pistole on January 18, 2013, 06:44:52 am
The sleeve is plastic.

- have removed the gear change assembly a number of times to clean and re-grease it. There is no plastic sleeve on my 2012. There is a visible metal sleeve pressed into the aluminium gear pedal.

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Title: Re: Murphs Bearinged Up Shifter 5
Post by: Conrad on January 18, 2013, 08:21:40 am
Fuel pump...got a used one off of ebay.

What fer, just in case?
Title: Re: Murphs Bearinged Up Shifter 5
Post by: Conrad on January 18, 2013, 08:23:01 am
- have removed the gear change assembly a number of times to clean and re-grease it. There is no plastic sleeve on my 2012. There is a visible metal sleeve pressed into the aluminium gear pedal.

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Kawi must have changed that.
Title: Re: Murphs Bearinged Up Shifter 5
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 18, 2013, 08:24:53 am
What fer, just in case?

Just in case I muck up one while cleaning it...
Title: Re: Murphs Bearinged Up Shifter 5
Post by: Conrad on January 18, 2013, 08:31:00 am
Just in case I muck up one while cleaning it...

Good idea. What did you have to pay for the used pump?
Title: Re: Murphs Bearinged Up Shifter 5
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 18, 2013, 08:32:53 am
About 67, I think.
Title: Re: Murphs Bearinged Up Shifter 5
Post by: COGnosticat0r on January 18, 2013, 01:10:37 pm
When i put on the bearing shifter mod, I got 5 more HP   :yikes:
Really I could not tell the difference, but it made me feel better doing it  :)
Title: Re: Murphs Bearinged Up Shifter 5
Post by: OCK913 on January 18, 2013, 01:56:28 pm
but it made me feel better doing it  :)

Me too ..... and I have paid a lot more $$ just for "feel good" items in the past. :-)  All in all, for the small amount of money, a bearing has got to be better than a plastic sleeve.