Help with upshifting?

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I have been riding a '01 KDX 220 for a few months, I seem to have trouble upshifting when I am in the attack position. In the woods I cheat and sitdown for a second but on the track I can't sit down. What is the best starting point for the shift lever height. Its roughly level with the peg right now. Is a longer shift lever an option, I seem to have to point my toe to the ground to get under the lever. I am wearing size 9 fox boots F.Y.I. Any tips or help would be great.

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BCKDXR
 
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I would consider repositioning the lever

I had to lower mine to keep my foot on the peg but I wouldn't want it so low that my toe would catch the ground, that could hurt:eek:
 

Jaybird

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#3
It's a hard habit to break. Try lowering your shifter. Also try thinking about shifting with your knee instead of your foot. Lifting with your leg is the best way to shift.
Don't let it bother you too bad though, you'll get it after awhile....maybe. I've been riding for years and still have to be conscience of it. But, if you sit and shift, so what....shift and giver hell!