Gearshift


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Clammer
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Motorcycle: 1988 glowing 1500

Gearshift

Post by Clammer » Tue May 14, 2019 6:52 pm



Hi folks. New to the gold wing bikebought a 1988 1500 today I found it real hard a cramped around the foot shifter are they all like this or is their a fix or just get used to. Thanks



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Re: Gearshift

Post by 89 1500 » Tue May 14, 2019 7:12 pm

I thought the same thing coming from a H-D with a heel/Toe and boards or my other one with foreward controls. It takes a little getting used to kicking that toe way out there to get it under that little peg. It gets easier in time though.

Clammer
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Re: Gearshift

Post by Clammer » Tue May 14, 2019 8:06 pm

Ok. Thanks.i will keep working at it.

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DougEFresh1123
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1994 GL1500SE

Re: Gearshift

Post by DougEFresh1123 » Wed May 15, 2019 10:07 am

I have a 94 1500SE and feel like I have plenty of room. Wondering if a previous owner did some work and changed the position of the gear shift pedal. It may also have something to do with your choice of footwear, for example steel toed construction boots versus normal riding boots.
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as an FYI I can't see the punchmark on my pedal.  The key is to look at the splint and try and shift manually before tightening things up.
as an FYI I can't see the punchmark on my pedal. The key is to look at the splint and try and shift manually before tightening things up.

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RockportDave
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1981 GL1100 Interstate
1985 GL1200 LTD
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Re: Gearshift

Post by RockportDave » Fri May 17, 2019 7:13 am

When I got my new riding boots, I had to “readjust” my foot position to shift. They have thicker reinforcement in the shifter area and now I hang my heel on the peg and roll my foot under the shifter. Got used to it after about 200-300 miles.
As Doug pointed out, I would also check the shifter position.
Dave


1999 GL1500SE 5th Goldwing through the years

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