Pingel Easy Shift Kits


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wardencaro
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Pingel Easy Shift Kits

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does anyone have any info on using this air shifter with push buttons
does it shift without clutching in


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You still need to use the clutch to start and stop.
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So it doesn't hurt anything shifting without clutch
Getting ankle fused soon
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As with most answers, it depends. Some transmissions are more tolerant than others. Many of the "speed shift" air shifters, cut the ignition briefly when the shift takes place, so there is less load on the gears. For race applications trans life is not a big deal. With all the years and miles your typical GoldWing racks up it might be an issue. Sometimes I shift without the clutch, but not often. I feel like it's not worth it to find out the hard way if it shortens the trans life. There is nothing to prevent you from using the clutch with the push button shifter. So there is always that option. BTW I had my ankle fused when I was 14 and never really had an issue shifting bikes as long as I had the shifter adjusted so it would fall within my limited range of motion. There are a lot of little bones there so depending on how much is fused you will still probably have some motion. It will just take a while to figure out what works and build muscles that can work with the new configuration.

Of course there is always the DCT option. ;)
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i have used and installed several pingel airshifts. yes the ywill shift without using the clutch. you will install a temprary ignition cutout switch. push button, as shifter rod moves, it cuts ignition (adjustable delay) and tranny shifts without noticing the ignition turned off and back on. you will hear a backfire on bikes that do not have the delay set correctly.
BUT you do not want an air shift for riding on the street. you want an electric shift. see above about ignition delay. we would have the shift dogs backcut to pull the dog into the gear on race bikes. works great and no additional wear on gears. of course, shocking the primary drive, wheel bearings, tire, and in case of goldwing, final drive repeatedly will bring tears to the wallet.
i had ankle fused in 1976. never missed a shift doing it the old fashion way. just sayin. if you cant, then heel toe comes to mind.
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thanks for all the info
think ill try heel toe first
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just saw your location. send me some dem fried crabs. and some oysters
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yep. before i moved north, i would ride motorcycle for a few minutes and buy em fresh. up here, the only shrimp is frozen (not iqf) and from venezuela. they stink, literally. crawfish season going to be over and the price will not drop this year it seems.
enjoy it! bon temps!


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