from Benelliforum - posted by "85GXR" 24 June 2006
"I've been riding and racing with a reverse shift pattern (GP Shift) since 1994. The first thing I did with
my new bike was spend a 1/2 hour changing things over to be able to use a reverse shift pattern. Below are
pictures of what I have done so far.
The stock shift rod is threaded the same on both ends, so to adjust the angle of the shift lever, you have to disconnect one end to spin the heim joint rod end in or out, to achieve the desired lever angle. Cheap alternative to manufacturing it the right way, which is with one end having a reverse thread in the rod and using a reverse thread heim joint rod end.
With what I have done, [left + right threads - ed.] I can adjust the shift lever angle by just rotating the rod between my fingers and then tightening the lock nuts up. Real simple and it only takes a few moments to do."
Many thanks 85GSXR. I've been toying with this idea for a while. Now that I can see it, I will do it too - Engenia.
I set up a similar arrangement, which worked well, but in early 2007, the right peg bracket broke. Expecting the same to happen to the left, I temporarily made another, then joined Lawrencewhite's - benelliforum - group buy of Robby Moto Engineering rearsets. I fitted the Sport version, set up for reverse shifting.