Loose heel-toe shifter


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AZGOLD
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Loose heel-toe shifter

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Howdy,

The h-t shifter has worked itself loose. There is a small circular cover on the outside that appears to require a pin spanner. Will this then just expose a nut to apply blue loctite to? Thanks in advance! : )



AZGOLD
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1993 Vulcan 1500 - Dark Purple

Re: Loose heel-toe shifter

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In answer to my own question, no.
There were two hex bolts that held on the entire shifter and floor board together.
The pin spanner was used to hold the bolt still while tightening it from the backside.

Next question ... it's loose again so what are your opinions on replacements?

Thanks! :)

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Re: Loose heel-toe shifter

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The best suggestion I can make with any heel-toe shifter is to get rid of it and install the stock lever. Tends to work better over time! Plus if Honda had felt the best way was to use a heel-toe shifter they would have designed it that way! They did so on the VTX models so they obviously know how!
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AZGOLD
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Re: Loose heel-toe shifter

Post by AZGOLD »

The best suggestion I can make with any heel-toe shifter is to get rid of it and install the stock lever.
Thanks ... not what I'm asking for, but thanks.

I've ridden for 30+ years without a H-T shifter and now that I have one, I like it!
So, is there nobody that uses one here that can offer suggestions?
Anyone? Bueller?? :)

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Re: Loose heel-toe shifter

Post by bstig60 »

I would use locking nuts on it. That should stop it from working loose.


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