Heel Toe shifter Not for Me!!


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Heel Toe shifter Not for Me!!

Postby Lone Wolf Top » Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:41 pm



I am thinking about going back to a stock shifter,I can not get the hang of the heel toe shifter. I go back to stock will I have to remove the floorboards.


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Re: Heel Toe shifter Not for Me!!

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:13 pm

Lone Wolf Top wrote:I am thinking about going back to a stock shifter,I can not get the hang of the heel toe shifter. I go back to stock will I have to remove the floorboards.


That's exactly what I did on my 1500. Took the floorboards off, bought a set of OEM pegs off eBay, bought some new rubber to put on them, bought a used shifter (and some new rubber for it), and went back to bone stock. Very glad I did.

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Re: Heel Toe shifter Not for Me!!

Postby artgrantz » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:56 am

I believe the shifter can be adjusted up or down by the position that it is installed on the shaft. If you can find a position that lets you shift comfortably with the floor boards on then I guess you can leave them on.

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Re: Heel Toe shifter Not for Me!!

Postby themainviking » Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:10 am

If your setup is Kuryakyn, then I agree that it is difficult to get used to. I bought, installed and tried that setup, and hated it. I was lucky, as I still had the stock items to put back on, and I sold the floorboard and shift kit to another, who was happy to have it. I thought it would be like a Harley setup with the boards and heel toe, but it was far from it. Since then, I have gotten some nicer footpegs (from Kuryakyn) which I like very well, and I have found that once used to the stock shifter, it suits me well. I found that I could not keep the floorboards on my set, without the heel/toe, and I had to give up the nice brake pedal too and return to the stock part on that as well. I have since gotten a Kuryakyn chrome clamshell that covers the stock brake pad area.
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Re: Heel Toe shifter Not for Me!!

Postby golden highway » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:50 pm

I was going to go back to pegs but decided to give it a year. Now I found it isn't that bad. It sucks on the back roads and in heavy traffic and is very nice on the highway. Now I am undecided

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Re: Heel Toe shifter Not for Me!!

Postby silverado6x6 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:08 pm

First thing I did on my 2009 Star 1300 Tourer was to cut the heel arm off, but because of the boxer engine on a GW I may actuall install one on my 95 GL1500. But I have size 12 feet.
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Re: Heel Toe shifter Not for Me!!

Postby Peteswing » Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:06 pm

I would be careful of these type shifters if not installed and used properly can cause transmission damage.If you develop tranny problems and the dealer finds out they will cover the cost.




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