Hey all, I made a new shifter for my Nightster and wanted to share it with you. I don't really know what its called. Suicide shift, suicide clutch, jockey shift.....idk lol. But, I really like it and so far it's been really easy and fun to ride with. I have not had any trouble taking off, stopping, cornering and even having to make that quick decision to stop or swerve out of the way when I run across the occasional bad driver. I hope all is well for everyone and I really hope you like this "thing" I've made.
I started off with an old beat up pair of 6 inch tall z bars I had laying around. I think they were 30 inches wide but I can't remember for sure.
Heres a close up of the weld that i cut across
Here are a few close ups. What I did here was I re used my stock mid control shifter peg. I took this, flipped it around backwards and put it "up and down." Now at the end of the shifter peg it bulges out to accept your foot peg. I went in to the bottom of the piece of z bar I cut and I sliced out a small curved section to accomodate this bulged area. The stock shifter peg slides right up inside about 1 inch. I drilled a hole in the z bar and bolted it to the shifter peg.
Right now I'm using the stock bolt that holds the foot peg on because I didn't have a same thread bolt and my local hardware store was closed. I'll replace it when I get off work this week.
Here I've put my clutch lever on.
Heres another close up of where the bar meets the stock shifter.
Heres what Ive done with my stock clutch cable for now. It prolly looks worse in this pic than it really is. It is really nice and tucked up close to the bike but as with the replacement bolt, Ive gotta wait until I get off work to fix it and shorten the cable. For right now though, it is working great. The clutch is actually a lot easier to grab than it was when it was on my handlebars.
The next few are my "finished (for now)" product. I adjusted it to where it was most comfy and added a white Shadow Conspiracy bicycle grip from my BMX'ing days lol.
Once again, hope you guys like it and I hope I took some decent pics. It might look really low or short but I found that the height of it is where I rested my hand a lot on rides, so it fits me really comforatably as I kind of slunch over anyway with my drag bars. Thanks for reading!!