Yea i was just kidding with you on the falling , and i ride that kind of stuff a lot myself , just got lucky so far i guess , i did let a friend ride my 02 R up in some lava rock and i rode thru it no issues on my X , and he followed and then he fell over right where the rocks ended punching a hole right thru the ignition cover , i did not have any JB Weld or that Moose Epoxy with me at the time (now i never go riding without it) , so we had to tow the bike 10 miles back to the truck , it lost pretty much the all of the oil out of the hole on the tow back , anyway , he replaced the ignition cover with a brand new Honda unit , and its been great since
As far as the part goes , that looks to be for the correct bike , so maybe do as i mentioned and PM Ken and see what he has encountered with that shifter , maybe others have had the same issue as far as fitment goes , as it should not hit at any time , so something is amiss
, and yea , i have been here in these forums since 06 , and still riding the same bike i registered with back then ...
And Red Creek is actually about 1,000 miles southeast of where i am at , so not really "close" , I am guessing you are in the west somewhere ??? (maybe Nevada or New Mexico or something if your riding in Az. ???) , i am more like in the Boise,Idaho to Ontario,Oregon area (about 80 miles east of me to Boise , and about 25 miles south to Ontario,Oregon , and about 10 miles west to the Oregon border)