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Gilles Gear Shaft Support (Shiftholder) SHIHO SC59

Here is the Gilles shiftholder SHIHO SCC59 that I recieved today. This has been made specially for the Honda Fireblade SC59 for years 2008-2012. The shiftholder is designed to assist in smoother gear changes which can only be a good thing. Many know that sometimes a gear change on the blades gearbox can be a little clunky.

As you can see from the photo, its a very small well built unit which weighs just 25.7 grams. It has needle bearings which help make gear changes easy. It comes with an M6x20 socket bolt which weighs just 6.1 grams. Even for a weight loss fan, I can afford to add 31 grams for slicker changes.

The fitting instructions are clear and easy to follow and works with standard and Gilles rearsets.

I'll post an update when its fitted but looking great so far!

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