Information and questions on GL1200 Goldwings (1984-1987)
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- Motorcycle: 1987 GL1200i INT
Currently have a toe/heel shifter. I really prefer the toe shifter as on my smaller bike but I like the floorboard. Dumb question perhaps: Can one remove the T/H shifter, readjust the toe shifter to ride higher so one can get one's toe under it and have this work? Also, the toe shifter has a very short length. Is it possible to extend the toe part to 3 inches or so? Is this stupid?
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I wanted to do this when I first got my 1100, as I was no fan of the heel/toe shifter. I couldn't find a way to integrate both the regular shifter and the floorboards - just couldn't fit my foot underneath the shifter, so the heel/toe shifter stayed, and I ended up just getting used to it.
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Somewhat same concern, 86 GL1200A here, my foot is so big it is hard to up shift. Though this is the wifes bike/trike I do like to ride from time to time. If anything I had to say was bad about the bike it is the shifter. With the valve cover so close/big it just makes it hard. I thought about extended it like you but do not really think due to distance between end of pedal to cover it would make much difference. I was think rather than extending the total length just extending the end pedal out wards a bit and or taking the pedal part off and adding on a Offset, Longer outward pedal away from the cover itself. Would kind of make your foot at an angle to shift but you could shift I think more easily. Still thinking on it..
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