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Gear Shift Lever Megathread

dmonkey

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This thread is intended to document the confirmed fitment of various options for the foot shift lever / gearshift pedal / gear change pedal on the Honda Trail 125 (CT125).

If you would like an item added, please comment with details of the shift lever. Manufacturer, part number, link to product page, specific model year(s) of a different bike it's sold for, etc. The more details the better. Photos are welcome to show fitment. Please also specify if you have fitted it to a 2020-2022 JA55 model or 2023-2024 JA65 model. If you aren't sure what model you have you can find "JA55" or "JA65" at the beginning of the VIN/frame number or engine number. This detail is important as the shift lever on the JA55 and JA65 models are different shapes and fit differently.

Why change the shift lever? As with most mods: personal preference, function, and ergonomics. I am personally a rider who enjoys the functionality of the "heel-toe" or "seesaw" style shifter on the CT125, but that's not for everyone nor does it fit well with everyone's footwear or riding position. Some suggestions before jumping to replace the shifter are to try rotating it a spline (or a few) to a position that better suits your foot placement, and to try hitting both foot pads on the shifter with the ball of your foot using it as a "toe-toe" shifter rather than a literal "heel-toe" shifter. If that still doesn't suit you, hopefully you'll find a solution in this thread or come up with one to contribute to it.

DIY Shift Lever Modification
Working with the stock part, remove the shift lever from the motorcycle and then reshape it and/or saw off the rear portion as desired.

JA55 Shift Levers
Brand
Part Number
Details
References
Where to Buy
Hammerhead Designs11-0199Trail 125 Forged Shift Lever 2021-22 WILL NOT FIT 2023/24https://hondatrail125.com/index.php?threads/shift-lever.1907/#post-21333https://hdmoto.com/moto/products/honda-crf250l-offset-forged-shift-lever-81293
Hammerhead Designs11-0112-10-102013-2017 Honda CRF250L with +20mm shift tip size selectionhttps://youtu.be/41Q2FsTSoLohttps://hdmoto.com/moto/honda-crf250l-offset-forged-shift-lever
Unknown?19-6502Extended Bigfoot Gear Shift Lever for 1970-84 Yamaha XS650

Longer than stock. Requires some bending for fitment.
https://hondatrail125.com/index.php...t-to-different-countries.534/page-2#post-5566https://yamahaxs650.com/product/extended-bigfoot-gear-shift-lever/

https://www.mikesxs.net/yamaha-xs650-bigfoot-gear-lever-with-rubber.html
Hi-Caliber Powersports PartsHC968SSLFor a Honda TRX Fourtraxhttps://hondatrail125.com/index.php?threads/shifter-mod.115/page-3#post-30144
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0912H829N/


JA65 Shift Levers
Brand
Part Number
Details
References
Where to Buy
Honda OEM Accessory08U72-K2E-J10Sold as an OEM accessory in Canada and Japan

This is still a heel-toe shifter similar to stock, but the toe portion folds to reduce crash damage.
https://hondago-bikegear.jp/shop/g/g08U72-K2E-J10-23ymct125/

https://motorcycle.honda.ca/parts-accessories-results/minimoto/ct125_standard/2023
https://japan.webike.net/products/25621809.html

Honda dealership in Canada or Japan
 
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Markbxr400

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Awesome.

My buddy and I went the Webike route. He found a deal where we could buy 2 sets of both the folding gear shift lever and brake levers at a discount, so he ordered them. Cut off the heel shifter. I'll be meeting up tonight with him in the Smokies and if I can get the details on the deal he found, I'll pass it along.
 

Daytripper

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I have been trying to like my heal/toe shifter since I got the bike but am finding the heal portion is too far back and when I do use it I noticed my heal actually is making contact with the shifter bar about an inch ahead of the actual pedal. I have to move my foot back to reach the pedal to shift it which isn't that difficult, but enough so that I just don't do it very often. So I use it when I first put it from neutral to first only. I have thought about shortening the rear portion by cutting it and rewelding so my heal will make contact with the actual pedal but am worried that I will then be making contact with it when I don't want to. Anyone else experience this? And no, I don't have small feet. I wear a size 13.
 
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