Hammer Tested: Sunline Shifter

Sunline makes it possible to keep your dirt bike on the track without missing a gear with their folding alloy shift lever. I am currently using this shifter on my YZ250 and it is a direct replacement to the O.E.M shift that came on my bike new a few years ago and for $29.95 it’s cheaper than most O.E.M shifters and can be found at Motorcycle-Superstore.com

With my size 12 moto boots the Sunline shifter functioned perfectly, as expected since it has the same size and shape of the O.E.M shifter. The alloy shift lever features a knurled shift tip for great traction and feel, even when the shifter is covered in mud. The pivot point on the aluminum alloy shift lever will work race after race thanks to the heavy duty stainless steel oversized hardware. Currently I have about four practice days on the shifter equaling around 16 hours on the track and have had no issues to date. The shifter has survived some bar to bar action and of course a few front end wash outs in the turns. Before you even install this shifter on your bike, check and make sure the shift shaft splines are not damaged or worn out. Damaged or worn shift shaft splines will cause you more missed shifts and frustration because the shifter will have a lot of free movement.

Sunline shifters are designed to match up to the factory gear splines and held tight with an 8mm hex head bolt. Long lasting and great looks from the satin anodized finish to resist corrosion. Sunline uses a forging process to build the aluminum shifters which helps reduce weight and has a factory look to them.

Key Features:

  •  Satin anodized finish resists corrosion.
  •  Forged aluminum shift lever saves weight & looks great.
  • Heavy duty stainless oversized pivot hardware won’t get sloppy.
  • OEM 8mm hex head bolt and fits factory shaft splines.
  • Knurled shift tip for a positive feel.
  • Hinged shift tip folds back on impacts, greatly reducing the chance of shifter & gearbox damage.


        • Durability 21/25
        • Function 22/25
        • Price 24/25
        • Design/Fit 25/25

Total Points Scored 92 = Excellent Product = Meets and Exceeds Expectations

This shifter just works and looks great, easy to install and easy on your wallet. The gear shifter is an easy part to over look on your bike, so go take a look at your bike’s shifter and consider ordering a new Sunline shifter today from Motorcycle-Superstore.com

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