New Way Shifter

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by BCRoadking, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. BCRoadking

    BCRoadking Member

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    Has anybody seen or actually tried this setup , was thinkin it would be a cool addition for my Road King , got big feet with big boots and am gettin lazy so not liftin heel would be a great thing , also usin toe shifter is hard on Arthritic big toe :)
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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  3. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    Lew I put a kick back heel shifter on my bike,It's great. You don't lose your heel shifter and when you don't want it you kick the peg back out of the way:D
     
  4. Mattman4403

    Mattman4403 Junior Member

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    Look at Walters workshop (Walter's Workshop - Designer and Distributor of Premier Motorcycle Parts) they have a set of shifter arms that is 2.25 over standard. I wear a size 12 boot and have ample room to move around. the only downside I have seen is you need to replace the shifter arm to one with ball joints as opposed to the barrel joints in the stardard rod as you are throwing a lot more torque on the shift lever.
     
  5. wildspirit97

    wildspirit97 Senior Member

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    I don't have a huge foot but I can see myself hitting the wrong peg anyway:shock Been riding with the traditional 1 down 4 up (now it's 5 up:D) so long I don't know how long it would take me to get used to.

    A friend of mine got his kid a little 80 CC dirt bike from Joe's and it shifts all down, it's real hard to get used to.
     
  6. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Heck, I say let's go totally retro and bring back the hand shifter and clutch hand lever...just saw one on one very old Harley today by the way.:D

    Seriously, interesting idea upshift toe left, downshift toe right...if you get used to it I suppose it could work, ingenuity is a good thing. :newsmile078:
     
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  7. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    For some i guess it would work but ill pass .. as lew said i just ditched the rear shifter i didnt like it anyways
     
  8. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    i never rode witht hat rear shifter and it messed me up i only have size 11 so it wasnt room for me just weird.. have you seen the new roller peg they are making now?
     
  9. Ken S.

    Ken S. Active Member

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    I actually saw this shifter on the parts counter at the HD dealer. Really well built, solid billit material, and expensive.
     
  10. flh canuck

    flh canuck Active Member

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    Kind of a nifty idea although I prefer the tried and true "heel toe" shifter.

    I prefer the heel shifter as it doesn't scuff the toe of my cowboy boot when upshifting.