Author Topic: Bearinged up Shifter by Murph  (Read 21982 times)

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Re: Bearinged up Shifter by Murph
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2011, 04:28:05 am »
Ok, took the bike out a few days ago and forgot I had done the shifter until 3/4s of the way into the ride.  Did about 100 miles with it.  Bearing in mind that I really didn't have any problems with shifting before the mod, nor after, I can't say that this is a miracle product that made my hair grow or lengthen any body parts.  It was fairly easy to install and not expensive.  I can say that.  Maybe if I were in a situation where I was constantly shifting it would make a bigger difference for me.  I have seen no unintended consequences from installing this mod.
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Re: Bearinged up Shifter by Murph
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2011, 11:23:31 am »
... make me ponder the question, "Why do the mod?" 

It ain't made a hill-o-beans of difference in my shifting...but damn it was fun doing and learned a lil more about my bike in the process.  I'd do it again for that reason alone.
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Re: Bearinged up Shifter by Murph
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2011, 09:52:54 pm »
Because we can   :D  We just love to do "things" to our bike, inexpensive and doesn't hurt anything and might just help.  I don't even realize I did the mod.
Best answer. People who thinks it actually helps probably ride like girls.  Me, I just like playing around with bearings.
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Re: Bearinged up Shifter by Murph
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2011, 09:54:29 pm »
Ok, took the bike out a few days ago and forgot I had done the shifter until 3/4s of the way into the ride.  Did about 100 miles with it.  Bearing in mind that I really didn't have any problems with shifting before the mod, nor after, I can't say that this is a miracle product that made my hair grow or lengthen any body parts.  It was fairly easy to install and not expensive.  I can say that.  Maybe if I were in a situation where I was constantly shifting it would make a bigger difference for me.  I have seen no unintended consequences from installing this mod.
Hope you remembered to tighten that lock nut ;D
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Re: Bearinged up Shifter by Murph
« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2011, 06:31:11 am »
What lock nut?  ;)
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Re: Bearinged up Shifter by Murph
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2012, 01:04:43 pm »
Okay...I'm confused....is this mod helpful in making shifting more precise or not?  After reading the follow-up comments I seem to get the impression that folks that have done this mod originally didn't have a shifting issue, which make me ponder the question, "Why do the mod?" 
If someone did have an issue with making shifts, then how did this mod make it better?  Did it affect all gear shifts up and down or what exactly was the benefit?
I guess I'm one of those that try to live by the KIS ideology (Keep it simple)....As a result, I only do mods if I feel there is a benefit or need....in other words, I'm for doing mods but only if they serve some practical purpose.  I'm not clear from some of the remarks that people had an issue in the first place with the shifter or what the issue specifically was.  I ask because I do miss an occassional shift between first and second if I'm really getting on it, but whether this mod would be helpful to me is unclear?   Does this mod result in a shorter throw of the lever?  Does it create a longer throw?  Does it make the pressure of the lever less or more sensitive to your shoe/boot?  Or is this one of those mods that is dealing with a person's physical characteristics (i.e. large feet or small feet) compared to bar extenders/risers for long or short arms?
Sorry for being so obtuse...
i'm with you, from what i read this mod has done nothing. i would rather be riding the bike rather than taking it apart and putting it back together for no useful purpose, but thats just me.

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Re: Bearinged up Shifter by Murph
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2012, 04:51:04 pm »
I leaned something useful from doing this mod. At first the mod seemed to do nothing, the bike shifted great same as it ever was. Then after about 20 miles my shifting started getting notchy It was as if I was using 3000 mile old Rotella (or even brand new Amsoil). So I dumped the Rotella and put in some Motul ZX9000 triple synth and some zink additive but there was no improvemnet in the notchiness. In fact it got progessively worse until the tranny got totally ticked off and would not downshift at all. Desparate, I did the only thing I could-upshifted. After doing that a few times I was in 6th gear. All was well till I got to the end of the road I was on and a stop sign. Being law abiding an all I stopped. The bike would not accelerate very well from a stop in 6th gear and I stalled it! Fortunately I was 90 miles from nowhere with no other humans in sight, only birdies to observe this emabarrsing moment. I pushed the C14 to the shoulder and called my wife to come get me. She said "go to hell, call one of your good time riding buddies". But they were all doing a track day so I got down and checked out the shifter. I noticed the lock nut was lose and that the shift rode had backed out and was way out of adjustment. I had failed to notice this while riding, being preoccupied by the notchiness. I had tried to tighten my lock nut with only one wrench, holding the other with my fingers. I have learned that this require TWO wrenches. Eventually a friendly stranger came along and loaned me a second wrench and I was soon on my way, happy and wiser.
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Re: Bearinged up Shifter by Murph
« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2012, 03:04:52 am »
Thanks for the update.  It pays to lock up your nuts.
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Re: Bearinged up Shifter by Murph
« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2012, 04:52:41 am »
Thanks for the update.  It pays to lock up your nuts.

Not too tight though...

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Re: Bearinged up Shifter by Murph
« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2012, 08:10:06 am »
i'm with you, from what i read this mod has done nothing. i would rather be riding the bike rather than taking it apart and putting it back together for no useful purpose, but thats just me.

IMHO, a set of bearings used in an application in which there is rotation involved would almost always be a better choice than a metal sleeve. It just seems logical ......doesnt it? And for the super price that Murph sells this for, how can you go wrong. Your bike will come to a screaching halt with rubber brake lines or steel braided lines, but if they were only $20 ..... I would still upgrade to the braided ..... thats just me.
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Re: Bearinged up Shifter by Murph
« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2014, 12:39:57 pm »
Has anyone broken down the parts that make up the Murphs Bearing Upshifter?  I’d like to make my own, but use all stainless parts. I don’t really want to take my bike out of service to order all the parts.  I made a similar kit for my BMW K1200 GT.  This kit from Murph’s was said to have come from one of these forums online. 
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Re: Bearinged up Shifter by Murph
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2014, 02:47:02 pm »
Has anyone broken down the parts that make up the Murphs Bearing Upshifter?  I’d like to make my own, but use all stainless parts. I don’t really want to take my bike out of service to order all the parts.  I made a similar kit for my BMW K1200 GT.  This kit from Murph’s was said to have come from one of these forums online.

I think Mr. Murphy has done exactly that and for the paltry sum of $21 US you can have all the parts in hand and swap whatever you can find for stainless.

Here you go...http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=130_133&products_id=463
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Re: Bearinged up Shifter by Murph
« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2014, 04:14:56 pm »
Can't get much cheaper than that, although I really couldn't tell the difference.  I'm an insensitive sod.
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Re: Bearinged up Shifter by Murph
« Reply #28 on: August 14, 2014, 04:56:24 am »
Can't get much cheaper than that, although I really couldn't tell the difference.  I'm an insensitive sod.

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Re: Bearinged up Shifter by Murph
« Reply #29 on: August 22, 2014, 01:51:15 am »

...and shifty too...

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