rider floor boards/heel-toe shifter


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rider floor boards/heel-toe shifter

Postby OnPapasWing » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:40 am



The wing (GL1500 SE) I bought had after market floor boards and heel toe shifter installed for the rider. The passenger is stock floor boards. That's a different story (bellows are not operating).
The issue with the after market rider boards are that I'm not comfortable with placement of shifter or the rear brake pedal. I'm considering going back to a more stock foot peg. I see that the stock pegs are somewhat wider than what I have on my Shadow so I think it will be comfortable enough. I figured I would throw it out there to see what others thought before making the change. Seems like it should be a simple swap if I decide to go that route.

Thoughts?

Steve



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Re: rider floor boards/heel-toe shifter

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:01 pm

OnPapasWing wrote:The wing (GL1500 SE) I bought had after market floor boards and heel toe shifter installed for the rider. The passenger is stock floor boards. That's a different story (bellows are not operating).
The issue with the after market rider boards are that I'm not comfortable with placement of shifter or the rear brake pedal. I'm considering going back to a more stock foot peg. I see that the stock pegs are somewhat wider than what I have on my Shadow so I think it will be comfortable enough. I figured I would throw it out there to see what others thought before making the change. Seems like it should be a simple swap if I decide to go that route.

Thoughts?

Steve


That's exactly what I did when I got my 1500. It came with floor boards and a heel/toe shifter. I bought OEM footpegs and shifter, yanked off the heel/toe/floorboard setup, and put it back to stock. It was much better this way, for me anyway.

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Re: rider floor boards/heel-toe shifter

Postby OnPapasWing » Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:49 pm

working on taking off the floor boards as we speak. I have a set from the Shadow Aero that looks like will work for now. the Cobra floor boards currently on the Aero are quite nice so I don't anticipate needing the foot pegs again there. The shifter looks like it was homemade.
This will hopefully get me by until I can pick up some nicer pegs down the road.

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Re: rider floor boards/heel-toe shifter

Postby OnPapasWing » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:07 pm

So it was a bit of a chore getting one side off and then figuring out how to get the internal springs in place. Used the pegs from my Aero so the cost was frrreeee. BTW, bust un-mod I could have done. Looks better and waaayyy more functional!

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Re: rider floor boards/heel-toe shifter

Postby redial » Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:14 am

Have you thought about one of PepiLePew's shift enhancer as well? Just asking.
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Re: rider floor boards/heel-toe shifter

Postby OnPapasWing » Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:24 am

Not sure what that is.

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Re: rider floor boards/heel-toe shifter

Postby OnPapasWing » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:16 am

Is that the little cam looking piece that goes on the shifter to help stabilize it? If so, then yes. This is on my list for the winter projects.




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