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Tahj

Honda Recon 2003 TRX250TM

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Hi 

I am old and arthritic, my ATV is my wheelchair for the woods. I was unable to lift the gearshift lever with my left toe so I converted it to a rocker - heel/toe lever - like my old '75 Honda CT 90 K.

The pics show the donor Vise Grip jaw welded to an old shift lever ( bought a nice shiny new one just in case) and the bending necessary to bring it back behind the pivot far enough. I cut off the pipe heel lever to match the front one.

Works well and there is no weight on the pivot - my foot still rests on the peg for stand-up riding and mounting.

 

 

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That’s a great design. Love the vice grip part. Did you weld that together while that shifter was still attached  to the bike ?  Usuallly bad for the shifter seal and bad for the electrical system. 

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Frank

No, I took it off to weld, needed to to get to the back side. Yeah,a welding path through, seals, bearings and such is not a good idea.

Wished I had a pair of cheap vice grips to use, but all I had were the brand names.

 

 

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You get what you pay for. A cheap pair would have prob not welded well or held up well. Would have been cool If the part had the vice grip name on it where you can see it.  

Nice work! 

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