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.
If you like the function of a heel shift with the obstruction, I'd highly recommend this type.
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.
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?
I guess I'm in the minority then. I've always loved my heel shifter and now I miss it on my Vic. I have small feet, 9. I got used to up shifting by stepping down with my heel. Seems faster easier n more natural. But hey that's just me. I guess it's all just what you're used to. Anyone wanna trade me your shifter?
Yeah I didn't like mine either. Couple of times I hit it by mistake while sitting at the light while not holding the clutch. And I'm sure you guys can only imagine the sound of huge clunk, lurching forward and the stall. It's annoying as heck and embarrassing on top of it.
I went back and forth on the heel toe shifter on my Kingpin. It took me a few miles to get used to it. I started liking it, but I did feel like it got in the way of my foot sometimes. My new Vision does not have one, but I think I will keep it that way. I like not having that obstruction behind my boot.
Hey guys I need a little help. I’m currently looking at a 2004 kingpin 92ci with 31,000 miles straight black with chrome accents and looks and sounds great I can tell it’s been treated very well. They want $4000 for it which seems fair but like an idiot I looked at a page I still had open in my...
Hey guys, new to the forum. Came across a 2007 Kingpin Tour with 65k km (40k miles) on it. I am in Canada and the guy selling agreed to $3500 CAD. Is that a good price for this bike with that milage on it? Some pics below.