Heel-toe update

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Heel-toe update

Postby hap2 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:36 pm

I'm not sure why it was so much easier with my 1200 (maybe because it (the heel-toe-shifter) was already installed. But anyway, I put a heel toe shifter with floorboards on my 1500. Then when I tried to reach back to the kickstand, I kept knocking it out of gear. So I thot enough is enough & cut the back piece of the shifter off so at least now I can get to the kickstand.

But 2 problems: I don't have a whole lot of room to put my foot under the shifter when wanting to gear up & getting at the right brake pedal is now more difficult bcuz the floorboard is so close to it. It seems |I have to keep my right foot on a bit of an angle just to touch the brake pedal. Pressing down on the front brake pedal is even more difficult.

Is there some kind of an extension available to the front brake pedal (to make it come out to the right a little more or shud I just weld an extension on there?

Also, any suggestions on how to get at the shifter a little better?

Thank you

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Re: Heel-toe update

Postby LloydB » Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:55 pm

There are over sized brake pedal pads available, I had one on my 1500, and have one now on my 1800. They just slip over your stock pedal, and you tighten allen head screws from the bottom, the problem with them is that they often loosen and fall off, so I smear some JB Weld on both pedals when I install mine, seems to work okay. Also your floor boards should have a pad or post to put your heal on when you use your brake pedal, makes it a little better reach to the brake pedal, when in traffic or any situation where I think there is a need to maybe use the brakes I ride with my heal on the pad just incase. Good luck with it.
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Re: Heel-toe update

Postby bjatwood » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:49 pm

First mod I did to my GL1500 was to take the darn Heel-Toe shifter off it. Probably 75%of the time I couldn't get the shifter to shift up a gear. So, stock pegs went on and I have never missed another shift.

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Re: Heel-toe update

Postby stitch0852 » Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:20 pm

Mine came with floorboards and heel toe shifter plus it had something that looked like a hockey puck clamped to the brake pedal. It was hideous. The floorboards were overly larger than the passenger boards and I could not put my feet close to the bike when stopped. I got some chrome Kuryakyn foot pegs from wingstuff. Now I can put my feet beside the bike.



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Re: Heel-toe update

Postby seelyark1 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:09 pm

I had the same problem with mine. It was almost impossible to get the side stand down without it being put into gear. Those boards are sitting on a shelf in the garage.

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