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    Default Jockey or Tank shift?

    Hey dudes, I'm planning on putting some type of hand shifter on my savage, but I'm not really sure which one I like better. Most of the tank shifters I've seen have the clutch attached to them, whereas the jockeys normally either have a foot clutch or if you go right side jockey, then a hand clutch. I'd like some suggestions on which route is better. Also, some pictures of what people are running would be nice. The whole concept of re-routing my clutch cable and fabbing up a shifter has me a little confused and I haven't really been able to find anything helpful using the search function.

    Any help you guys could spare me would be awesome.

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    damn, nobody?

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    Tank shifter with a left foot clutch pedal. Jockey top is nice but depends on how your bikes trans id set up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyR View Post
    Tank shifter with a left foot clutch pedal. Jockey top is nice but depends on how your bikes trans id set up.
    it hard to set up a foot clutch?

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    I fabricated a jockey shift / foot clutch setup on my sportster a while back and don't have any regrets. It's a lot of fun. A little tricky taking off from a dead stop at first, but a couple days of riding and it becomes 2nd nature. I'll post up a couple of pics pretty soon for ya. Maybe they'll help steer you in the right direction. I don't plan on ever switching back to a hand clutch.

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    a hand shift set up is somethin i've wanted to have on a bike since i was a kid lol. they're fuckin sweet. yeah man, if you could post up some pics, that'd be awesome.

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    i like foot clutch and jockey shift.

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    pics anybody?

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    There's a good article in this months Horse about setting up a foot clutch

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    Quote Originally Posted by RetroRob View Post
    There's a good article in this months Horse about setting up a foot clutch
    i'll check into it man. thanks.

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    I ran this on my Xs for a week....I loved it but the shit isn't safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by livingdeadmc View Post

    I ran this on my Xs for a week....I loved it but the shit isn't safe.
    as far as the shifter goes, did you just cut your shifter off and weld the new hand shifter on?

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    Me.
    I got one.
    Heck, I got two.
    Few of each actually.
    Maybe three.
    Maybe.


    Uh. Foot clutch and jockey is fun.
    Tank shift is a change of pace.
    I suggest a foot clutch.....somethin about running an "OH SHHHH.......moment" with one hand on the bars and one somewhere awkward doesn't sit right with me.

    It also kinda looks like, I dunno, cheating maybe? Like making a handshift the EASIEST way possible. Minimal investment I guess? But I've heard that way is a lil easier than a suicide clutch on a hill.
    To each their own I suppose.

    Jockey would probably be easiest to fab up though.

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    the hand clutch mounted on the tank shifter seems to be fairly simple to me. i like the way that jockeys look, but it'd probably take me a while to fab up all the shit for it and i really dont want my bike to be outta commission for that long.

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    Foot clutch/jockey shift. Clutch on the shifter is sketchy. I run a foot clutch/jockey shift and it's became 2nd nature so quick that I think going back to normal would be weird.

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    Personally, I really dig a tank shifter, classy. However, it looks pretty bad ass when you're reaching behind your leg to shift.

    Foot clutch all the way, as mentioned, you don't want to instinctively reach down for a hand clutch ON your shifter when the shit goes down. Both hands on your bars and a foot down on the clutch is the way to go. PLUS, that shit looks lazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHMike View Post
    Personally, I really dig a tank shifter, classy. However, it looks pretty bad ass when you're reaching behind your leg to shift.

    Foot clutch all the way, as mentioned, you don't want to instinctively reach down for a hand clutch ON your shifter when the shit goes down. Both hands on your bars and a foot down on the clutch is the way to go. PLUS, that shit looks lazy.
    come on dude!! i wanna be like gipsy on devils ride!! why wont you let me live my dream!? lol

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    I'd definitely be up for seeing pics. Foot clutch/ jockey shift is something that I look forward doing at some point on the xlx. I'm sure its difficult at first, (and on hills) but I just gotta try it!

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    Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bandersnatch View Post
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