im fussy about my bikes controls and this one is a gem. best aftermarket shifter ever. i love this shifter. worth every penny. shifting is never miss perfect while sitting or standing and easy to use when boots are wet or muddy.
Bought one of these for a 17 tc 125 overall appearance looked good, but for whatever reason the spline for it didn’t hold up for 2.5 hours of ride time even with the bolt being torqued to spec. Also one fall made it rub frame to frame and I had to revert back to the oem brake pedal.
I am comparing three shifters: OEM, TORC1, and Hammerhead. All three are excellent shifters but success using them will depend on your boot, riding style, foot pegs, etc. My boot is a 44 (~ size 10) and has no welt on the outside. I would describe myself as having a clumsy left foot. The OEM was just too short for me (left in the pictures), so I tried the Hammerhead (right side in the pictures) with a length 20 mm longer than OEM. The wear is from about 100 hours of riding and it needs a new tip. I missed a lot of shifts with the Hammerhead and just assumed it was me. There are 28 splines on the Husky/KTM shift shaft so moving the static position of the Hammerhead one spline up or down changed the position by 3 cm. The position I used was a bit too high but moving it down 3 cm was too low. The TORC1 is longer than the OEM (middle in the pictures), but not as long as the overlenth Hammerhead. The TORC1 comes with a tip extender that makes the shifter tip wider, not longer. Luckily for me, the TORC1 mounted with the tip slightly lower (about 1.5 cm) than the Hammerhead - just exactly where I needed it. During the one test ride, I missed way fewer shifts. But upon inspection afterwards, the mounting bolt had come loose despite careful tightening and threadlocker. It seems the TORC1 may be thicker at the mounting point because only 5 threads of the mounting bolt were actually engaged down the shift shaft. Note that Japanese bikes have the mounting bolt across the splines while the Austrian bikes have the bolt going down the centerline of the shift shaft. Anyway, I had to fashion a longer bolt - I say fashion because a longer standard length was too long so I had to shorten it just a few threads to keep it from bottoming before the splines were fully locked between shifter and shaft, thus the ding on fitment. Which one is the best shifter will depend on you.
Purchased this particular shift lever after learning that the competitors do not make a lever with a changeable tip for an offset to the length for bigger feet/boots. Stock was just making it too difficult to get a good shift rhythm. This one came with an add on piece to increase the length of the tip on the lever (as opposed to the offset tip to lengthen shifter). I settled. And I can say it has helped tremendously. I am using the side of my boot toe instead of underneath the shifter most of the time, but the extension has helped make that a successful method. Had to gorilla glue the extension on though.
Finally i found a shift paddle that is right for my bike. It took a long time to find this product but it was worth every penny, Thanks you
-m-2016 YAMAHA YZ250F-- I really like your products they work great and are affordable I think more people should buy your products because they are easy to put in or on the bike and are in great condition and are original. 5 stars
Very nice shift lever, best I've ever used. I bought a tusk racing a couple months ago and the teeth didn't line up correctly over the splines. I ended up using a flathead screw driver to pry the teeth open to fit it over my splines. It worked for 2 rides and it stripped out. This lever fit very snug and it doesn't hit my frame when shifting down like the tusk lever. Also the extensions you can add on make it impossible to miss a gear! No matter what boots you wear
Bought this to replace my worn out stocker. After grinding it to clear the clutch slave cover so it would clear to allow up shifts I thought I was OK. I Bolted it up with a brand new factory KTM bolt and washers but it kept loosening up so I loc-tited it to no avail. I guess the spline was not the same as my shift shaft as it didn't seat right. I threw it in the trash and ordered an original.
I purchased one directly from Torc 1 and havnt been very impressed with it, the bolt or nut or whatever that holds the head on where you hit it with your boot fell out and I was left without a shifter, also in the Honda, it wouldn't allow a socket by it so I had to remove it to change the oil in the transmission.
This is a nicely made, solid feeling shift lever. The spring is very sturdy. The only complaint I have is that the blue anodizing wears off pretty quickly, but hey it's a dirt bike nothing looks new forever. I'd order one again in a heartbeat if mine was stolen tomorrow by some hooligans.
Machine this part was bought for: 2016 KTM 350 EXC-
After 4 hours the set screw fell out of the bottom, the tip almost came off. I've "fixed" my new shifter. Arm material is very soft. I got 3 years out of my oem shifter, I'll be happy to get 3 months out of this one.