heel toe shifter install


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bbrooks
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Motorcycle: 1986 Honda Goldwing GL1200 Aspencade

heel toe shifter install

Postby bbrooks » Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:37 am



Hello, I am needing instructions on how to install my heel toe shifter on my 1986 Honda Goldwing GL1200 Aspencade. Any help would be appreciated.



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golden highway
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Motorcycle: 1987 Interstate
1998 Aspencade

Re: heel toe shifter install

Postby golden highway » Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:29 am

You should have an arm that extends from the heal toe shifter with a u shaped end to the current shifter and slides over the rubber part of you current shifter. I had to remove the rubber part for it to shift smooth. I removed my floor boards and heal toe shifter and went back to pegs. I didn't like them. Maybe I just road to many years with pegs and you can't teach old dogs new tricks.

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Re: heel toe shifter install

Postby bbrooks » Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:15 am

Ok thanks Im needing advice as to what the floorboards attach to on each side. Do I have to loosen my muffler to attach the heel toe shifter what it appears to me.

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golden highway
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Re: heel toe shifter install

Postby golden highway » Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:24 pm

Yes the floorboards attach to the the exhaust stud and the bolt that runs though frame and motor

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Re: heel toe shifter install

Postby guitarzan » Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:57 am

Is it hard to go back to the regular shifter? I have a heal toe shifter and my foot doesn't really fit on the floorboard well at all. Its like I would need some kind of a bushing or extender on the floor board so my foot will fit on it. My foot the inner side of my foot its the heal toe shifter and that's why my foot wont fit on the floorboard. I purchased it with the heal toe installed already. What would I need to purchase?

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golden highway
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Re: heel toe shifter install

Postby golden highway » Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:07 pm

No just buy some pegs on ebay. Take your boards off. The bolt in the peg hole holding boards on will be same bolt you bolt the pegs on with. If the rubber was removed from the shifter you can buy a new one for a few bucks on ebay. I was never so happy as when I removed the boards. The bike was way more comfortable and was easier to handle in my personal opinion.




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