Heel Toe Shifter


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TopDogTom
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Heel Toe Shifter

Postby TopDogTom » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:06 pm



Is there a heel toe shifter available without floorboards for the 1986 GL1200?



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Re: Heel Toe Shifter

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:41 pm

I've never seen a heel/toe shifter without floorboards for any Goldwing.

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SKMURDOCK
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Re: Heel Toe Shifter

Postby SKMURDOCK » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:44 am

My first wing ( an 84 Interstate ) had an aftermarket addition that I will call a "Toe / Toe" lever. It allowed the use of down motion from your toe for all shifts, either up, or down. No floorboards, only pegs.

I have not figured out how to attach a drawing I made in Word, but the basic notion is you had access to the stock shift lever, and about 4 - 6 inches to the left, out by the engine head, access to another shift pad that used a fulcrum so when you pressed down on that pad, a yoke on the other end pushed up on the shift lever. Think opposite ends of a see saw. The fulcrum bolted to the engine block using a stock bolt.

The stock lever was used to shift into first, and for downshifts, and the aftermarket was used for upshifting 2 through 5. All downward motion of the toe, using the appropriate shift pad. Also, it was possible to use only the stock lever with up and down toe movements, if desired.

I was brand new to riding, and took it off so as not to confuse myself while still really learning to ride. The bike, and the lever are long gone, and I have no idea as to the manufacturer. Sorry, I cannot be more help, but maybe with the description someone else will know where to find one.

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Re: Heel Toe Shifter

Postby TopDogTom » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:51 pm

Thanks for the responses. There are listings for heel/toe shifters without floorboards for 1800s and I have seen the contraption that adds the extra "thing" for tap down on the GL1200. I havent had my Wing long and am traveling without it :(( right now but when I get home maybe I can figure somthing out (build it myself)

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Re: Heel Toe Shifter

Postby ron1731 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:25 am

I had one on my 86 interstate with foot pegs, didn't like it just sold it this week, it attached to the bike by 2 bolts. was real easy to install, I just didn't feel comfortable using my heel to shift, only had it on for about a week. I got mine from a friend who bought it and like me did not use it, do not know what the brand name was but have seen a couple on e-bayfor sale just this week.




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