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Ok I am in the garage swapping parts from my 2011/Gen 4s and the 2016/Gen 5 to test and see what fits (so i can buy used Gen 4 stuff to put on the Gen 5).
1st, The Gen 4 Rear-Sets bolt directly up to the Gen 5. (I used my Vortex from my Gen 4 Race bike).
Top of my list of Mods is going to GP shift/Reverse shift
. With the stock rearsets, and shift arm, this looks impossible like way back when the Gen 4 came out.
The huge Quick Shifter Housing and the recessed in shift arm, makes the swap to GP shift impossible. The shift arm is too long and set too far back and the QS housing shape is too thick.
How I made it work:
In the picture below you will see
Gen5 ......Gen 4.......Gen 3
Again you will have to use a Gen 3 (08-2010) Shift arm.
Next I took the Vortex rear-sets from Gen 4.
You will have to do some playing around with the Gen 5 shift ROD
Install the Gen 3 shift ARM
, take the Gen 5 shift ROD
from the right /back side and relocate it to the front side.
(you will have to do this because the Gen 3, shift ARM
is has a MALE end Thread....while the Gen 5 shift ARM
have a FEMALE end thread.
The set up is like this...and the pictures below will help.
Gen 3 shift ARM...connected to short Gen 5 shift ROD...connected to KQC (kaw quick shifter)....connected to FEMALE thread end Vortex shift LINKAGE (connects to shift LEAVER).
The Gen 4 vortex Rear-sets came with a MALE and FEMALE adaptable shift LINKAGE
....that is connected to the shift LEVER
I had other options like cutting and making another short shift rod to adapt the GEN 3 shift ARM
to the KQS unit, but it would have been hella long.
Also, you will need to unplug the KQS and re-fish the wire so you have enough line to shift with out pulling on the wire.
I zip tied the wire down.
It is real close ...the KQS to the shift Lever
and the KQS to the frame.
Ill update this if I forgot to mention something.
I read that the KQS is not a push/pull type...then again I have heard its both...I will test out another day.