Big Fat Shift Lever
Installed this on my 2014 R1200RTW , my boots seemed like they could not get a good grip on the shift lever while riding. Picked up the Wunderlich shift lever enlarger, install was simple, I did find it took a little bit to push it over the existing lever boot and did put some RTV sealant on as the instructions suggested. I know others said the shift lever had fallen off , but the fit is very tight and had to pull and pull to get it off. Makes shifting a lot easier and effortless.
Lost 1st Unit on first trip!
Worked extremely well w/ my largest Adventure boots. Fell off on first trip - friction fit is NOT enough. Bought another & intend to "through-pin" (brass rod) to the shift lever.
Brake fit? 1600k
I couldn't get it on the brake. How does one fit it? I put it on the shifter, whet right on. I have. 1600k, 2015. 5 star shifter, nothing so far for the brake.
Works with a bit of work
I received this May 2015. It came with 3 different length set screws, so I don't have to worry about it falling off. A bit difficult to get it all the way on the brake lever, but a nice item.
For all the folks who had their extension fall off, why not drill a hole into the extension and use a set screw to secure it to the shifter? Also, it could be fastened using a small hose clamp. I made a similar device for my R1200GS with parts from Lowe's hardware for a few bucks.
Fell off again!
I purchased the first one, followed instructions, it fell off. I called and another was sent free of charge and this time I used silicone as suggested and guess what- it fell off again. Unfortunate that one pays high dollar for items that are not tested properly. I would add the tank protectors had a similar issue of becoming detached after following instructions. Adhesive should have been tested through temperature ranges.
put it on my R9t fit great did use silicone though just to be safe,typical great fit and finish
Rear Foot Brake Lever Extension - R1200RT
Very nice improvement from the stock peg provided. Just increases the size of the foot peg so your foot can find it in any situation.
Also mention during installation to include some Loctite (Med) on set screw to avoid the set screw backing out. Also might want to add clear caulk to the inside shoulder of the lever are to stop water from getting inside.
I followed the instructions and I liked it until it fell off about 2 weeks later while I was riding. I think the instructions should be clear that glue needs to be used and what type specified.
I ordered the rubber ribbed shift enlarger because I could sometimes not feel the gear lever with my boot when downshifting. The hardest part of the installation (for me) was placement of the rubber pieces in the three grooves on the enlarger and the 3 rubber O rings on the stock gear shift. A long, thin screwdriver was needed to pry/slide the tight rubber pieces into place. I applied a thin coating of GE Silicone Glue on the gear lever and then lined the inside of the enlarged shifter with the silicone glue. The enlarged shifter slid right into place. I used a G clamp to hold the pieces tight for an hour or so, and then waited 24 hours for the silicione glue to completely set. The following day, the enlarger was bonded to the gear lever. Because the enlarger is wider and longer than the OEM gear lever, I adjusted the gear lever downward so that my boot could easily fit under it. Shifts are now certain and solid, up and down. The enlarger is a significant improvement.
Louis A. Sousa
I don't understand the difficulty to install. Having read the concerns about it falling off I smeared some silicone adhesive into the enlarger before pushing it on. It slipped on easily and coupled with the three o-rings that install in the recesses of the existing pedal it seems very secure. The silicone has cured and I tried to yank it off and it ain't going anywhere. With the foot peg lower kit this has made shifting so much easier. My gear changes are now much smoother. I got the rubberized version out of expressed concern for boot wear. Good traction on this one. Looks stock. It does not protrude beyond the foot pedal so it does not appear to create concern for scraping when cornering.
Gear Lever Enlarger
I had the same problem that another customer had...The Enlarger fell off soon after being installed. I followed the directions that came with the Enlarger and did not have a real difficult time installing the devise but one week later it fell off on HW 95. I also think the Enlarger is rather expensive for the quality of the product.
I hate to write a bad review because Wunderlich normally sells really great products.
Metal Gear Lever Enlarger
Retired to the tool drawer after it ruined the toe of every boot worn riding. The cut metal design provides a good grip but is far too harsh on the lever. Mine was removed and tossed into a drawer after efforts to smooth the surface failed. Be warned.
Gear lever enlarger
Worked as advertised.........until it fell off after about a week even tho it had been mounted per instructions. If you like how it works, might want to consider pulling it off and going with some Gorilla Glue or something like it...that should hold it on.