Big foot question


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Big foot question

Postby Uncle Fester » Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:08 pm



Okay, here is the issue. . . When I wear my tactical boots ( Bates zip on ) my feet fit the pegs and shifter / brake just fine. BUT when I wear my new Red Wings steel toe "Biker" boots, I have trouble with the shifter. I wear a size 13 boot, so. . .

To all my brothers out there with big feet, what mods have you done to make your shifter and boots work together better ?


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Re: Big foot question

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:56 am

I suppose you could pull the shifter off and reinstall it on the next spline upward - this should raise the shifter nearly an inch or so, so you could get your boot toe underneath it. Of course it will take a bit of getting used to, especially for downshifting.

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Re: Big foot question

Postby Hazmeat » Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:53 am

I had the same issue on my 94' 1500GL and did what WingAdmin suggested...so far so good!
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Re: Big foot question

Postby Uncle Fester » Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:40 pm

cool, Thanks guys, I will give that a shot this weekend, see how it goes and report back


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