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Yamaha V Star 250 Shift Pedal
June 28, 2010 at 1:48 am #4064Al EidenbergParticipant
Looking at buying a bike to reaquaint myself with biking after not riding for 35 years. I really like the Yamaha V Star 250 sitting on it at the store, but the gear shift pedal seems to be to small to get my foot under it easily. I’m just a small guy with only size 9 shoes! Do others find this to be a problem? Can the gear shift pedal be modified to get my foot under it easier? I find it strange that with all the praise given this bike, no-one mentions this issue.June 28, 2010 at 2:11 am #27224MunchParticipant
Likely it is very adjustable. Usually there is a nut that you can loosen on the shifter shaft to remove the lever and rotate up…. 1 or 2 teeth should be well more then sufficient. In other situations where it may not be you may need to find a shoe that is slimmer in size at the shift point. Like going from a boot with re enforced toes or steel toes and change to “riding boot” or shoe.June 28, 2010 at 2:30 pm #27226MojoWorkingParticipant
Shouldn’t be a problem. I used the VStar 250 in my MSF class. I am 6’2″ in riding boots with a 34″ inseam. I had no problem with the shift lever in my size 13 boots, so you should be fine. Also the shifter shaft is adjustable even though I did not adjust mine during training.February 15, 2015 at 5:04 am #29672John HGuest
I just bought and rode a new V Star 250 today. Wow, the shift pedal is way too short for my size 9 shoe? I can barely change gears.
I am reading here it is adjustable, so I'd like to learn how. I'll take the bike back to the dealer tomorrow and see what they can do.
But out of the gate, it's kind of hard to believe such a drastic problem could exist?
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