Gl1200 Gear Shifter


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ErnieB
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Gl1200 Gear Shifter

Postby ErnieB » Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:21 pm



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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maestro319
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Re: Gl1200 Gear Shifter

Postby maestro319 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:58 pm

I hear ya ErniB. I'm having trouble with mine also. I am also interested in the answers too.

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Re: Gl1200 Gear Shifter

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:52 pm

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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Re: Gl1200 Gear Shifter

Postby kamirider » Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:12 pm

I had a heal- toe shifter on my '83 and liked it but the one on my '84 is rather awkward and hard to get my heal just right to shift up.
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Re: GL1200A Gear Shifter

Postby bmccune » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:18 am

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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maestro319
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Re: Gl1200 Gear Shifter

Postby maestro319 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:30 am

If you come up with a solution, bmccune be sure to post it. A lot of us are interested. Pix too when you have them.




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