I find my boot constantly hitting the heel shifter, so far havnt gotten a feel for using it. What options are out there to go with just a toe shifter?
I've seen a couple different types of heel shifters on Vics. There is this on with a large screw in contact rod ala Harley. I curse their invention. They are about as obstructive and irritating as device can be.
If I couldn't unbolt one like that I'd saw it off. But then the newer heel shifter on the Vics is a marvelous device. I've been riding for decades and never used a heel shift, but I demo'd a couple Vics with these and fell in love. They are not at all intrusive (to me anyway) and give our rather long throw trannys this one provides a good swift kick to get it into gear.
I bought an OEM heel-toe shifter from ebay. I then cut off the heel portion of the shifter and cleaned it up and installed it. I like it much better with no heel shifter plus I still have the original in case I ever needed to go back. You might also just remove the rear peg for a test run before doing anything permanent.
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I'm new to the Heel & Toe shifter myself & have just about decided to get a 'normal' shift rod from another Kingpin to replace the 1 on my bike. Nothing wrong with the Heel & Toe set-up... it's just not for me. I do like the floorboards on the KP Tour, though. Anyone tried this route yet?