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That 'paperweight' looks 90% perfectly staight....

The new shifter - How will that design prevent bending the shifter shaft? Since the fold is 'forward-backward', it would seem to present the same bending force on the shifter shaft if the bike falls left... ??? Unless you manually move the folding tip every time you park it.

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That 'paperweight' looks 90% perfectly staight....
i would say 80%... and notice
that's after i GENTLY straightened a bit the shaft...
just to make the bike roadworthy
with a prybar between swifter lever and primary cover...
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The new shifter - How will that design prevent bending the shifter shaft? Since the fold is 'forward-backward', it would seem to present the same bending force on the shifter shaft if the bike falls left... ??? Unless you manually move the folding tip every time you park it.

Curious...
thinking a bit about vectors and forces...

IMO ever better than a shifter lever equipped with a fixed and long tip like all the others... either OEM or not

the bending force applied to the shifter shaft would be sure weaker compared with the one applied on a lever with a fixed and long tip... also the lever is alum...

either way... if i would be wrong... i just had bought a nice piece of work from that beautiful country of yours
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A torch, a vise and a pipe; three minutes and a straight shaft.
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A torch, a vise and a pipe; three minutes and a straight shaft.
correct
some friends (retired) have told me...
but i am an IT guy overloaded with tasks...
and have no time for learn that skill...
also i never used a torch in my life...

so...
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And, I'm talking about an acetylene-oxygen torch with at least a number 3 tip, not a 2D batteries ones like people from UK call it. LOL
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Yes, like Rejean said. Save that shaft, and later when you have time use a torch to warm it up (Red) and bend it using a piece of pipe while holding the straight section in a vise. (Just be careful to protect it from the vise jaws or the seal will leak).
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In addition with the foldable tip... there is that groove...
so in case of a drop... is the shifter lever that may be bent and not the shaft...
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