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Does your shifter contact your frame?
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Anyone have any issues with their shift lever hitting the frame when downshifting?
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nope. Pic? Sounds loose or bent
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Or it might just need to be turned up a tooth or 2.
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Shifter.JPG 
You can see the contact in the picture (circled).
I could rotate it a notch but it is at a comfortable level now.  I could also bevel the back a little for clearance.  Would the Tusk or Pit Posse shifter sit out a little farther?


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Its interesting to my how much different the 2009 IRS shifter is than my 2007 IRS.  Mine is nowhere near hitting the frame. 

If it were me, and I was sure it wasn't bent or loose, or anything like that, I'd try grinding a little off the bottom of the shifter. 

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    I got an easy fix for this. Just cut that part of the fame out. You want to remove a 3 inch long section of the tubing, with a hacksaw or angle grinder. Then the shifter will not hit anything when you downshift. 

   Seriously though, that's weird. My 08 doesn't do anything like that. If it were mine, I would probably carefully grind out the bottom of the shifter a little so it wont make contact, or I would take a 1" section of garden hose, cut it down the center, and slip that over the frame tube to cushion the impact of the shifter. Maybe super glue it in place. 
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is this on a IRS or a solid axle? that looks like the factory Solid axle shifter that's on mine. On my IRS there is a completely different factory shifter that curves out and around the frame.
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There have been at least two or three different shifters styles for the 525 Outlaw.  Does anyone know if the other styles, or even aftermarket shifters, stick out a little farther from the frame?  I actually wouldn't mind something that does as it would fit my riding style and big feet.
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You should be able to bend that shifter out just a little. Had a buddy that had the same problem on a 07 IRS. We just bent it a little and all was good. Note: don't try to bend on the quad, pull it off an use a vise.
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Kmack's idea is probably the best. Just bend it. 
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Thanks guys.  It looks forged rather than cast, so I was figuring a combination of slightly beveling and bending would work.
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