Steeda Tri-Ax Shifter Set Back Modification
After having the Tri-Ax for almost a year I decided to address the fact that
the shifter was about one inch too far forward. I could have went with the MGW
adjustable shifter lever but it tilts the threads back and places the shifter at
an angle. If you are using a ball knob then it probably would not make much difference.
But I am using a Cobra leather shift knob that likes to be in the vertical position.
I decided to make a bracket that would move the shift lever back about an inch.
This is what I cam up with using...
- Two pieces of 1/8' steal about 40mm square with four mounting holes.
- 4ea #8 30mm 1.25 steel bolts
- 4ea #8 1.25 safety nuts
- 8ea rubber washers
- 12ea flat washers
Here is the shifter with out the small boot. Earlier I had cut and moved the
large boot down around the Tri-Ax shifter, when I moved the shift lever down to the
To put the shifter in the lower position and to keep the Steeda Washer that keeps the boot from
getting pinched, I needed to trim some of the boot off. It has a lip that is about 3/16 of an inch
that would interfere with the bracket in the low position.
I placed rubber washers between the transmission lever and the shifter lever in between
the new bracket, to help minimize the noise.
The shift lever is directly inline with the transmission lever. This would prevent
any twisting of the lever due to the handle being mounted to the side. I DOUBT there
was very much if any twisting to begin with but this is more correct.
Also the shift lever is over about 1/2 inch to the right from before.
Here is a picture of the bracket in place with out the outer shifter boot.
This picture shows both 1st gear and 2nd gear placement after the mod.