heel/toe shifter


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winguyjo
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heel/toe shifter

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a gl1100 has popped up that i think is worth looking at. it has a heel/toe shifter on it which i would want to put back to stock ... nothing against heel/toe shifters per se, i am just too old and i repair/ride too many different bikes to be messing around with this stuff. to put it back to stock is it a simple bolt-off/bolt-on situation ?


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Does it have pegs or floorboards?
Just bolt on the stock parts. You will have to source used ones as they are not available from Honda anymore.
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Re: heel/toe shifter

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thanks for the reply ... it has floorboards . i know for sure i have a shift lever in the hoard and i am almost positive if have a set of footpegs (i resisted the urge to sell them because they seem to be scarce now).
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Don't know what type of boards and heel/toe it has but I took the ones off my 83 Aspy. Had to source foot pegs (Ebay) but the heel/toe was merely adapted to the stock shifter arm. So undid it and discarded the aftermarket shifter. I think you will be good to go if you have footpegs on hand. They are getting harder to find and if needed a foot lever should be relatively easy to find from a recycler.
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I know when I got my 1500 with the floorboards and heel-toe shifter I asked the seller if he still had the pegs.
He said he was not sure but would look. After about a month, he could not find them so I had to source them out on e-bay.
About $65 later I had all the parts (2 pegs, return springs, mounting pins, shifter and brake pedal) to swap it back.
I sold the floorboards and shifter to a member here for I think $140? shipped. It was about $25 for shipping, so still ended up ahead.
If I had time to wait, I probably could have swapped parts with the member that bought the stuff.


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Former rides: 2002 GL1800A, 2001 CB750, 1994 GL1500 SE, 1994 VT1100C , 1984 VF500F, 1982 CB750C, 1982 GS250T, 1981 CB900C, 1978 CB125s, 1976 TS185
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