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I posted the same question on TriumphRat.net a while back but didn't get any answers so I'll give this forum a shot. Does anybody know how to reverse the shift pattern on the latest S3? Can you do it with the stock rearsets or is there a kit you can buy? If full aftermarket rearsets are required, do you know what brand will allow you to do that cause not all rearsets will let you reverse shift. Please no guesses; just hard facts from personal experience would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
 

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It's pretty easy to do, just flip the lever on the transmission shaft over. Only problem is it then hits the side stand when you shift and won't let it work properly. So you get to put it back like it was or take off the side stand. Or if you're determined you may be able to modify the lever.
 
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Thanks, but I already knew that. That's why I'm seeking info from someone who has successfully changed their shift pattern. Aftermarket rearsets will still not work because you still can't flip the lever on the transmission shaft. Thanks anyway.
 

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I wanted to do it because of one particular corner at the local track that wants an upshift when still leaned way over. Can't get my foot under the shifter.
 
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I've been riding like that all my life. It's easier for me to shift up a gear while leaned over at the track. I tried to ride my friends bike with standard shift and ended up miss shifting all the time. Shifting gears. especially at speed, should be a natural thing that you don't always have to think about. It would really suck to try and shift into 4th and end up in 2nd gear because you forgot which why to shift...
 

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littlefield said:
It's pretty easy to do, just flip the lever on the transmission shaft over. Only problem is it then hits the side stand when you shift and won't let it work properly. So you get to put it back like it was or take off the side stand. Or if you're determined you may be able to modify the lever.
Damn it. Was hoping to make a switch with mine and thought the side stand looked to be an issue.
I cannot find any aftermarket mfg's either for the S3.
I have reverse shift on my track bike and I really want to avoid screwing up on either one of them by having consistency between them both.
 

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Any word on this? I would like to do this also.
Kartstar say's he is running rearsets made by a company called OSF who still have a web presence, but apparently do not answer the phone or emails.

I tried to mix and match stock 675 rearsets but it's a no go, the limiting factor is ultimately the linkage assembly clamp. I also took a look at some of the Woodcraft 675 stuff but it is not suitable either.
 

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I got a set of Valmoto rearsets fitted, work fine but not tried a race shift set up, will look into it but it will take a couple days! They cost around £185 here in Blighty, black colour wearing on pegs and gearlever otherwise great, blackest black, I hopes this helps ;D
 

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Looks that if the lever is flipped instead of gearbox side, then the sidestand will fit too:


Rearset on the pics is LSL, but I do not know if the lever is a one-off or LSL also.
 

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Martin_R said:
Looks that if the lever is flipped instead of gearbox side, then the sidestand will fit too:


Rearset on the pics is LSL, but I do not know if the lever is a one-off or LSL also.
That is pretty cool. Do you know who's bike that is? Can you find out if it's a one off part or not?
 
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