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Logitech G25 missing shifter - options?

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by cerbera84, May 31, 2019.

  1. cerbera84

    cerbera84

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    Hi! I've just started my journey into sim racing - I've played various racing games over the years, from Microprose's GP2 to F1 2018, but always with a controller/joystick. I've purchased a Logitech G25 to get started, I know its an old model but I figured I didn't want to splash out and find out I don't play with it. The G25 wheel, paddles and pedals are good, but I've now realised that its missing the shifter. Can anyone recommend a suitable replacement? I've seen G29/920 shifters but I'm not sure if they are backwards compatible with the G25?

    Can anyone offer any solutions?

    Cheers,
     
  2. Redvaliant

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    The G29 shifter looks a bit rubbish to be fair, I'd look for a cheap G27 shifter. The G25s will mostly be toast by now as they had rather feeble wiring inside them. You can use a G27 shifter with an adapter from leo Bodnar as the G25 does not recognise the later shifters. This makes it a standalone usb device. http://www.leobodnar.com/shop/images/G25-G27-shifer-box.jpg
     
  3. RasmusP

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    For the price of a G27 shifter + Bodnar adapter I'd say:
    sell the G25 you have now and buy another second hand G25 including the shifter.
    I never heard about the shifters failing. Redvaliant seems to have a different set of experience though.

    Or maybe you can sell the G25 and get a G27 with shifter :)
     
  4. Warren Dawes

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    I'm still using a G25 Shifter (as a Rally handbrake) and it's never failed me in the 15 years (plus) that I've had it.
    I use mine with the Bodnar adapter.
     
  5. Redvaliant

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    The G25 shifter is a better logi shifter than the other two - it has a sequential mode as well as H gate. My experience with one for 9 years or so was the shifter started to mis shifts or jump out of gear after 5 years or so. I fixed the connectors about 5 times with solder and a prayer. It was a a common problem with the G25 shifters. The G27 would be my pick for a good cheap logi wheel,
     
  6. cerbera84

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    Thanks for the replies so far! I've just received my second G25 setup, so now I have two steering wheels, two sets of pedals, one shifter, and one power supply! So I'll need another power supply, any recommendations?
    My plan was to use a steering wheel and pedals without a shifter, but when I load F1 2018 for instance, the keyboard and mouse wont let me select any options (they just don't respond). I think the PC thinks the shifter is there, is there a way to disable it as an option? Cheers
     
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