Heel shifting difficult


Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
  • Sponsored Links
gkt55
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:39 pm
Location: Jarvis, Ontario, Canada
Motorcycle: 1993 Venture Royale

Heel shifting difficult

Postby gkt55 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:00 pm



Interested in purchasing a '94 GL1500 SE with driver foot boards. (LOVE the '89 to 2000 styling) Have been riding for 41 years and have never used, nor like, heel-toe shifting. And, do not have room under the forward shift arm for my size 14 foot.
Can the factory boards be replaced with pegs. Or, is there enough adjustment in the shifter linkage to raise the front arm about an inch.
Thanks
Gord



User avatar
HALBUDD
Posts: 846
Joined: Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:14 pm
Location: New Albany In
Motorcycle: 1984 gl1200a&1985GL1200A & 1996 gl 1500 aspy. us army 74-77

Re: Heel shifting difficult

Postby HALBUDD » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:27 pm

When I got my 84 aspy it had the heel toe shifter on it and I could not get used to it. I took it off and put the stock pegs back on and it was better for me,I kept getting my big feet caught under the floor boards. And it was hard to get your feet around the boards when stopping (hard on the shines too),so I sold the heel toe setup to a member on this site.------------------------------Hal
A woman that can use tools is worth her weight in gold !!

User avatar
redial
Posts: 1993
Joined: Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:17 am
Location: Kapunda, SouthAustralia
Motorcycle: 1997 GL1500 Spectre Red Aspencade

Re: Heel shifting difficult

Postby redial » Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:02 am

Have you thought of "Mick o Pegs" they seem to be the answer for long legs and other extremeties.
Len in Kapunda

The world is not going to finish today, as it is already tomorrow in Australia and New Zealand, and other islands of foreign nations such as Guam and Samoa.

User avatar
WingAdmin
Site Admin
Posts: 17046
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Location: Strongsville, OH
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (wife's!)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: Heel shifting difficult

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:02 am

gkt55 wrote:Interested in purchasing a '94 GL1500 SE with driver foot boards. (LOVE the '89 to 2000 styling) Have been riding for 41 years and have never used, nor like, heel-toe shifting. And, do not have room under the forward shift arm for my size 14 foot.
Can the factory boards be replaced with pegs. Or, is there enough adjustment in the shifter linkage to raise the front arm about an inch.
Thanks
Gord


My 1500 came with a heel/toe shifter and foot boards. I pulled them off, bought replacement foot pegs and shifter arm on eBay, bought fresh new rubber for the foot pegs and shifter arm from cyclemax.com's OEM parts page, and put them on. MUCH better.




Return to “GL1500 Information & Questions”




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests