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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Apr 12th, 2012, 4:05 pm Thread Starter
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Heal and toe shifter?

Hello has any one seen or no were I might get a heal toe shifter for my 98 k1200rs thanks
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Apr 14th, 2012, 5:14 pm
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If you mean one like you might find on a cruiser style bike, I don't think I have ever seen one available. Nor would I expect to. On this bike, you will normally see the ball of the rider's foot on the peg as opposed to the center of the foot like on a cruiser style. With the seating position on these bikes, your foot points toward the ground if you have the center/instep on the peg. I noticed this with my buddy, and then when teaching at the track one day. This can be very bad when in the twisties or any tighter turn....toes catch on the pavement and the foot really does not like to bend there. I know, I shouldn't be telling you how to ride, but I really do think this is important on this bike.

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Thanks for your in put but I have a drop foot I cant lift my foot to shift so for years my riding boots for my dirt bike had a stew in the heal to shift I use my heel to shift up just a little Diffent on this bike I need to ride bike a little longer andante adjust the pegs and shifter to make my ride little easyer
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A couple hours with the torches/welder and the heel/toe shifter from the CT90 lawn ornament working out the clearances issues with the pegs/stand and using the lower peg mount holes as a pivot point/attachement, I think I could work out something.

Because the BMW shifter moves forward as you shift up you can't attach anything to it, would have to push only as in my little mock-up.





Must remember to keep toes up....even with the footpegs in the top position.


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Very nice
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Yes, that is an outstanding solution. Sorry to jump to conclusions Machthis, I sometimes forget there are other quite valid reasons for making such changes.

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That looks great I'm going to show that to one of my fabricators if u don't mind ?
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That looks great I'm going to show that to one of my fabricators if u don't mind ?
Of course I don't mind, we used to do hand control conversions at the shop for cars, all homemade and that was well before you could buy such things off the shelves.Always liked driving some of them.

Yesterday, I was just playing with some old parts, had to sledgehammer the pegs on the old CT90 to get that shifter out of there.Purely out of interest in mechanical movements.

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Just for fun.

That is awesome, definitely a market out there. Anyone ever been asked about the smudge on your shoe? Hey, could you make a foot clutch and tank shift for my GT1200? LOL
Be a hoot to ride to a harley meet. Ride safe everyone!
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Have a prosthetic leg sir can shift with toe have to use heal
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