How to get access to shifter on 2017


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How to get access to shifter on 2017

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Greetings - I have a new pair of boots and need to adjust the shifter up a bit. I cannot figure out how to get access to the bolt that holds the shifter in. Anyone have a link or some photos that will show me what I need to remove and how?
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There is a link between the shifter pedal and the transmission arm. You might be able to adjust it there.


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Cheers - yeah got that one, I just can't figure out how to get the panels off
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Ive got sz 15 shoes so I wound up putting Kury Ergo II pegs so it would move my foot back around an inch. There used to be a person that made a unit so that you could adjust the lever but he passed away last year.
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Thanks for that - I have the Ergo II but as highway/cruise pegs on mounts. If I get this right, you removed the foot rests and put the pegs on instead?
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I just swapped out the stock footrests for the Ergo IIs. I believe you have to have the set with the right mount for the footpegs. I found with the stock seat it really put my knees close to the bike and with the angle of the feet the stock shifter was hard to shift for me so that extra inch or so back made a difference.
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You'll need to remove the lower center cowl, and the front left exhaust shield. The shift arm others are talking about, needs to be in the 12:30ish position. I'm sure you will find yours there. Unfortunanly, if you change the link's position, most likely you'll have other shifting issues.
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Thanks - it seems nothing is easy on a wing - aside from the riding :)
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Take a torch and bend er up a snick or 2?
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Sorted - bought a new pair of boots :)
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mjo3uk wrote: Wed May 24, 2023 9:52 pm Sorted - bought a new pair of boots :)
Honda would rather you go down and buy a nice new DCT GoldWing.
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Nope - next bike a TriGlide :)
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Asphaltmaniac wrote: Wed May 24, 2023 5:14 pm Take a torch and bend er up a snick or 2?
I'll let you try that first, let me know how it goes ;)
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mjo3uk wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 8:23 am
Asphaltmaniac wrote: Wed May 24, 2023 5:14 pm Take a torch and bend er up a snick or 2?
I'll let you try that first, let me know how it goes ;)
After 410,000 miles on two wings I dont need to...ha! ;)
The shifter is cast aluminum. I'd bet good money it wouldn't take
much heat to just tweak it up 1/4 inch at the belly pan bend.
And if it broke they are $140 from Honda.
If you do find an aftermarket one I'm pretty sure you will pay much more
for it than to replace the stock one.
I say go fer it! :twisted:
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Cast aluminum is a hot short metal. It is more likely to crack if you heat it to bend. Cold forming is less stressful, but as with all castings, the actual composition and alloy make all the difference. Some will bend fine, some will break. You roll the dice and take your chances.
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Asphaltmaniac wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 10:56 am
mjo3uk wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 8:23 am
Asphaltmaniac wrote: Wed May 24, 2023 5:14 pm Take a torch and bend er up a snick or 2?
I'll let you try that first, let me know how it goes ;)
After 410,000 miles on two wings I dont need to...ha! ;)
The shifter is cast aluminum. I'd bet good money it wouldn't take
much heat to just tweak it up 1/4 inch at the belly pan bend.
And if it broke they are $140 from Honda.
If you do find an aftermarket one I'm pretty sure you will pay much more
for it than to replace the stock one.
I say go fer it! :twisted:
Congrats- good mileage. I distributed mine over HD, Kawasaki, and GW. As far as welding - no thanks, new boots are WAY less expensive - but thanks for the valuable feedback
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Thx. so far so good no accidents. Ha!
But didnt say anything about welding?


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