Alternative gearlever.

I bet you have come here from my foot peg post! Yes, if you installed the new foot pegs that I recommended then you probably found the gear shift is now too close to the peg. Problem? Not at AG200 Central its not! Time to upgrade the gear lever now!

YZ gearlever1So what bike do we have to rip-off a part from this time? Check out the ’01 to ’05 YZF250 and other YZF and WRF models (see below). That’s what I have on mine anyway. There are all sorts of variations thanks to this very popular range of dirt bikes. Choose your poison from mega expensive, billet and forged jewels to cheap as chips pressed alloy jobs.YZ gearlever2

I have chosen a generic RHK brand (RHK-SL9-B, YZF250 01-05, YZF400-450 98-06, WRF400-450 90-06) that has extended the reach a few centimetres while now giving me a folding tip. The spline is the same and it has an 8mm head on the pinch bolt to match the cases and the vast majority of fasteners on the rest of the bike.

I don’t think the brand really matters. All you need to know is the YZF250 spline is the same and that the lever is a little bit longer than the stock unit. I’m not sure if the folding tip is super important because of the AG’s excellent engine guard, but it is a bonus with these levers anyway.

Cheers

AGman

13 thoughts on “Alternative gearlever.

  1. Hey AG man,

    Hope you’re doing good. I left my AG bike for a while, now I’ve got the time and money to work on it so I’m getting on with it. I’m looking for a high/low beam- turn signal-horn switch for my bike. Its a mid 80’s model. I can’t seem to find one online, reckon I could use one off another bike or does it have to an AG bikes switch ? Or where I can get one?
    Thanks, cheers.

    Uzair Khan

    1. Hi Uzair
      Good to see you’re back onto the AG. Not sure if other bikes switches might fit – maybe XT125, XT200? TW200 might be the same. Where are you located?
      Cheers
      AGman

  2. Yo AG man,

    Thanks for the fast replies.
    And sorry I’m bombarding you with posts. I found an AG 100’s combo switch. It should work on the AG 200 Im sure, what do you say?
    Cheers, Uzair

    1. Ask away with the questions…that’s why I’m here! I’m not sure if the AG100 will be a strait swap plug wise, but it does have all the same functions by the look of it so you should be able to wire it to suit I would think. Let us know how you go…
      Cheers
      AGman

  3. Haha thanks man, you’re a real big help 🙂
    I didn’t take a chance with the AG 100’s combo switch as it was a bit expensive. I bought one of those universal sets for about $17. So lets see how that goes. Bought turn signals and a Service manual for the 1983 model, closest to the one I have. Got it pretty cheap, some feller selling all sorts of manuals somewhere in WA.
    Thanks again AG Man, more questions to come as I move further into the machine.
    Cheers,
    Uzair

    1. I nearly bought that manual actually, but it looked a bit knocked around for me. I am looking for a good one so it will scan well and I can post it up with my other, later manuals.
      Cheers
      AGman

  4. Morning Ag man,

    Ah there’s a problem now. I’d been reading up on the registration options and so I checked the head stem of my bike to see if there was a compliance plate. None to be found. So I’m looking on ebay and elsewhere to see if someone has an old chassis with the C-plate. Is it easy to get the recreation rego?
    Cheers,
    Uzair

    1. Since I have done that article I have found that NSW doesn’t have ANY rec rego options so you need to check with the ACT rego people to see if they even offer the option in your state. Rec rego was super easy to get here in Vic, follow the requirements and take it in to the rego place…took 10 minutes. Problem with rec rego here is no other state recognizes it so I am confined to Vic. Not a problem now but if I decide to do some around Australia, Postiebike-style cruising then I will have to go the full rego option.
      Cheers
      AGman

  5. Hey AG Man,

    No worries, I’ll see what I can do with the rego. I’m more interested in using this bike to learn about motorcycle technology. So I’ll work on it, take it apart and clean places that haven’t seen the shine of the sun in years, and put it back together to hear it roar. I got the manual today, its in top notch condition but its for a 1983 model. I found out that mine is a 1989’er. So I googled a bit and found a site, I’ll post it up here. Might be helpful . Free manuals
    http://mybikemanuals.com/yamaha/yamaha-ag-owners-manuals/

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