Gear selector lever

Discussion in '3rd & 4th Generation 1990-1997' started by KiwiRC36Fan, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. KiwiRC36Fan

    KiwiRC36Fan New Member

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    Hi team,

    my new (first) VFR project is coming along swimmingly (excitingly!) however I am having trouble finding a new gear (slector) lever - which has (for some known-only-to-god reason) been replaced with a cheap low quality replacement that appears to be rusted (and is ugly AF)

    Is the gear selector lever interchangeable with the Gen 5 (or later)?

    My immediate (and less favourable) alternative is to simple remove it and throw it in the ultrasonic bath and then apply a new paint and rubber to the peg itself....
    But I'd much rather spend 3 minutes taking it off, tossing it into my ever-growing magical box of "spares" and just putting something that looks good and is pleasantly effective (ie rubberised)

    Any ideas what would be easiest to source?

    thanks
     
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    According to Partzilla, the gearshift lever is the same for 94-97 but doesn't show it goes beyond that or even other non VFR models. The 98-01 does show that it fits later models as well as other non VFR models. This link below shows the 98+ lever next to a ruler, which might help you get an idea of size/shape. I imagine the diameter and the splines on the shaft could be different but would think the length and offset of the lever would be a good possibility too.

    https://www.partzilla.com/product/honda/24701-MAT-000?ref=14844f8026a9f43f05830a5cd44de1ec4cfcc78c
     
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    Got a local MC junkyard?
     
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    upwinger New Member

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    I made my own rear sets, about 2" back and about 1" up. Very easy to do on our gen... just use 1/4"-3/8" Al plate
    I highly recommend the FactoryPro shift kit. It makes shifting so much smoother. It shifts like butter now.
    I never would have spent the money on the shift kit if I hadn't experienced the kit on a Honda Superhawk that I bought with it already installed.
     
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    +1 on anything from Factory Pro.
     
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