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Offline Rocket Racer

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short gear lever
« on: 19.06. 2010 01:44 »
Can anyone comment on the use of shortened gear levers or for that matter the correct length of a gear lever for a swing arm model with stock pegs?

Admittedly the gearbox position makes quite a difference but my gear lever appears too long.
I'd be interested in knowing the length of a shortened lever as some illustrations appear to show these.
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Re: short gear lever
« Reply #1 on: 19.06. 2010 03:09 »
There are two levers which were used on the swinging arm models, as you have found, a short and long.
As far as I know, the long one was used until 1957 and the short one from 1958.
Short is 42-3010 and long is 42-3017.
When I get time to go to the shed I will measure them.
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Re: short gear lever
« Reply #2 on: 19.06. 2010 05:26 »
greatly appreciated!
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Re: short gear lever
« Reply #3 on: 19.06. 2010 06:21 »
Rocket,
             The short lever is about 4 3/4" overall and the long one is one inch longer.

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Re: short gear lever
« Reply #4 on: 19.06. 2010 10:20 »
Trev is spot on with the levers.
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1956 BSA DB32 Gold Star Clubman
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