Heel toe shifter


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Heel toe shifter

Postby Rusty Bike » Wed May 25, 2016 8:52 pm



Hi all, Is there a good heel toe shifter on the market for the GL1200 SEi? I'm looking for one that works with the stock footpegs. A used one is OK also...Thanks...Rusty



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Re: Heel toe shifter

Postby twocams » Thu May 26, 2016 12:03 pm

Rusty,

Not sure there is one made that can be used with the stock foot pegs. The whole idea is to use the floor boards and scrape the pegs. You maybe able to remove the boards, keep the pegs...and look funny? :)

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Re: Heel toe shifter

Postby Rusty Bike » Thu May 26, 2016 5:46 pm

I don't have floor boards, if I had, I would have pulled them in favor of pegs. What I do have is peripheral neuropathy. No, I'm not diabetic. I have trouble getting my foot under the shifter. My feet are numb and they don't move right. In the few miles I rode the Wing I missed several up shifts. Pissed me off! I may put an extra limb on the stock shifter up higher that I can get a toe under, or I may design my own heel toe shifter. I'm a pretty good fabricator, was hoping for an easy solution...Thanks

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Re: Heel toe shifter

Postby geraldm » Thu May 26, 2016 10:53 pm

might be able to modify what you have to make things a little friendlier to operate .,, there is always a way .

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Re: Heel toe shifter

Postby twocams » Sat May 28, 2016 11:09 am

Rusty read up on these, maybe what you need? Markland Low Boy floor boards. i guess if you can find some used sounds like a good fit for you?

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Re: Heel toe shifter

Postby Rusty Bike » Sat May 28, 2016 3:49 pm

Thanks TC, found this. http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y67/lu ... 190006.jpg
Something along these lines may work for me.

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Re: Heel toe shifter

Postby twocams » Sat May 28, 2016 5:21 pm

Thats kool. May work. Never seen before.

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Re: Heel toe shifter

Postby Saintjude33 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:54 am

Did you have any luck with these? Is there any way to get ahold of the guy who's photobucket that is and see if he'll make more?




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