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The Beginning - Shift Tip and Shift Lever Development
Designs was launched with the intent to provide new and better parts
and innovative accessories for motocross bikes. One of our goals has
been to design entirely new and unique products with improved
ergonomics and the shift lever was the first part that we felt could be
dramatically improved by providing a feature that would allow for the
shifter to be repositioned to perfectly suit the riders size, shape,
The early prototyping stages began with the concept of a fully adjustable
shift lever arm that could be set up for any rider. After lengthy
review and several prototype versions of a fully adjustable shift
lever, we determined that it was not necessary that the shift lever be
adjustable for length because once the rider selects the desired
horizontal offset, that distance would remain fixed. In other words,
the shifter doesn't need to be adjustable to fit any rider, it just
needs to be the right size to fit one rider.
The result of over 18 months of prototyping and testing was our first
product, the offset for length and vertically adjustable Shift Tip
replacement shift lever tip for use on OEM shifter arms. We studied
boot sizes and the distances of stock lever tips from the footpegs and
were then able to design a variety of horizontally offset shift lever
replacement tips from -5mm to +20mm. With this variety of Shift Tips
we have multiple configurations that will fit virtually anyone. Due to
overwhelming response and at the request of many customers and top pro
riders seeking a more high quality shifter, Hammerhead soon began
producing Shift Lever Arms for use with our Shift Tips to create a
complete Shift Lever Kit with Tips available in lengths from -5mm
shorter than stock to +20mm longer.
Our recommended sizing chart
is the result of countless hours of measuring boot sizes and OEM
shifter lengths to produce the only source for determining what length
shifter is best for each rider.
Hammerhead Shift Tips and Shift Lever Arms are 100% machine cut from solid blocks
of 6061-T6 Aluminum and are designed for strength and durability far
beyond that of stock and light years ahead of any other aftermarket
product. In fact, there is nothing that compares to the quality and
function of a Hammerhead Shifter. In October 2007, Hammerhead was
awarded a US Functional Design Patent for the Adjustable Shift Lever,
US Patent #7,278,336.
Custom tips with special configurations are also available as special orders.
All Hammerhead Shift Tips are available in Red Blue, Green, Orange,
Silver, Black or Gold. In most cases, Shift Levers are assembled with
a black Shift Lever Arm and a bike brand color tip (i.e. Honda/Red,
Yamaha/Blue, Kawi/Green etc.).
A Word About Our Philosophy, Design and Customer Service
By John Clark, Owner of Hammerhead Designs, Inc.
Hammerhead Brake Kit Development
Following the enormous success of our Shifter Products, we soon began work on a
replacement Brake Lever Kit with the same variable length options and
vertical adjustability of our Shift Lever Kits. Also cut from solid
blocks of 6061-T6 Billet Aluminum, our Brake Lever Kits include a super
strong Billet Lever Arm and a choice of rotating Billet Tips available
in Stock position, -5mm shorter than stock, and +5mm longer than stock.
By changing out the Stainless Steel set screws on the Pedal Tip, the
height can be changed from stock to lower or higher depending on rider
preference. Unlike stock Brake Levers, the Hammerhead Brake Lever Tips
rotate out of the way if impacted. Our proprietary coated
Spring holds the Tip firmly in position and the stainless steel
hardware keeps everything tight and corrosion free. To top it off,
Hammerhead Brake Kits come with a free Brake Clevis and Brake Snake, a
In 2008, Hammerhead has added a new Brake Pedal product that utilizes our
Industry first replaceable Titanium Brake Tip. With multiple position
bolt-on mounting options, our Titanium Brake tip is 75% lighter than
stock. With fewer moving parts and better mud-clearing
characteristics, the Titanium Tip type Brake lever is truly a hard-core
racer's product. Our Titanium Brake Tip also fits most KTM full-size
model OEM brake pedals. Of course, Hammerhead Titanium Brake Kits also
come with a free Brake Clevis and Brake Snake.
For more budget conscious riders Hammerhead also offers replacement Brake
Tips that fit on OEM brake arms with the same adjustability and folding
feature at a much lower price.
Keep tuned in for announcements on our new Products!