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Author Topic: Heel/Toe Shifter  (Read 779 times)

Arctictanker

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Heel/Toe Shifter
« on: July 12, 2014, 10:25:44 am »
Is there much interest on the forum for a heel/toe shifter?  That would be something I would consider buying from NFG myself.
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Re: Heel/Toe Shifter
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2014, 05:36:20 pm »
They used to have them.
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Re: Heel/Toe Shifter
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2014, 01:24:53 pm »
I believe the Indian domestic bikes have these as well. I tried it on my C5 and it wasn't that exciting....fairly cumbersome actually.  I took it off after 3 days.
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Re: Heel/Toe Shifter
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2014, 11:33:04 pm »
Good to know.
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Re: Heel/Toe Shifter
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2014, 07:55:22 am »
I have a heel toe on my G5.  I love it.  I never liked the idea of sticking my foot under a lever.  I have never enjoyed riding a bike that I have to do that with.

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Re: Heel/Toe Shifter
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2014, 03:24:00 am »
I ordered one from an Indian dealer on Ebay about a year and Half ago, best thing I ever did. I never did like my shoes getting scuffed up, plus I find it's easier shifting this way.  :)
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Re: Heel/Toe Shifter
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2014, 03:34:09 am »
I ordered one from an Indian dealer on Ebay about a year and Half ago, best thing I ever did. I never did like my shoes getting scuffed up, plus I find it's easier shifting this way.  :)
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Re: Heel/Toe Shifter
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2014, 11:26:07 pm »
I am going to give one a shot and see how it goes.  Thanks for all your experiences and thoughts.
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Re: Heel/Toe Shifter
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2014, 02:30:32 am »
So mine came in and I hope to put it on before my next ride.  I will update you all on my thoughts after a few rides.
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Re: Heel/Toe Shifter
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2014, 12:16:00 am »
Follow-up:  It has taken a little getting used to but I think I will keep it on the bike. 
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Re: Heel/Toe Shifter
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2014, 05:26:51 am »
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Re: Heel/Toe Shifter
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2014, 10:23:23 pm »
Here is the pic.
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Re: Heel/Toe Shifter
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2014, 06:35:40 am »
I have a heel and toe shifter.  Would  not go back to toe shift only.

Once you get used to it.. it is the most natural method and I cant see why it wasn't adopted as the default method for the industry rather than toe shift only. 
The sole of your shoes/boot gets used as it should be and not the upper.

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Re: Heel/Toe Shifter
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2015, 07:32:17 am »
I know this is an old thread but where did you get the Heel/Toe lever and is it the same for the older Bullets and the UCE bikes? I want one as I have a hard time getting my toe under the standard lever but am unsure where to find a Heel/Toe lever that fits the C5.

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Re: Heel/Toe Shifter
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2015, 01:38:01 pm »
Some of the suppliers in India offer them.

Looking at Hitchcock's site, I see that they offer a heel/toe shifter for the 5 speed transmission on the Iron Barrels/AVL's but, they say it won't work on any of the RE, UCE powered motorcycles so there must be a difference in the shaft's serration/spline.

If this is true, be careful ordering from India. 
They will be very happy to sell you something that doesn't fit.
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