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Arctictanker

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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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Reply #1 on: July 12, 2014, 05:36:20 pm
They used to have them.
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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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Reply #3 on: July 16, 2014, 11:33:04 pm
Good to know.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reply #10 on: October 30, 2014, 05:26:51 am
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Reply #11 on: October 31, 2014, 10:23:23 pm
Here is the pic.
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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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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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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. 
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Reply #15 on: September 21, 2015, 05:20:08 pm
I ordered one from India. $22.00 incl. freight.  It fit beautifully but I just couldn't get used to it.  Tried for about a week and went back to the toe shift.  Guess that they are not for everybody.


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Reply #16 on: October 24, 2015, 10:51:01 am
I got one too.  The thing it did for me was I inadvertently installed the heal toe shifter with the toe part just a little higher than the original, allowing the toe of my boots to go under easier.  Now it is so much more comfortable to toe shift that I forget to try using my heal.  I have read that all RE's in India come with the heal toe shifter and I want my bike to appear as Indian as possible so, for me it is a nice looking accessory.
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Reply #17 on: October 29, 2015, 04:46:06 pm
I will need to look it up.  My wife ordered it for my birthday from a list I gave her.  It was ordered from India and I have had no issues with installation or operation.  I love it and also prefer its operation over toe only.
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Reply #18 on: October 29, 2015, 04:47:26 pm
Sorry I was away for a while.
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Reply #19 on: October 29, 2015, 05:15:03 pm
I made an offer to Scotty Brown as he didn't like the one he got and it's on my bike now. I like it but I have used one before. Nice thing is I won't tear up My boots even if I do shift with my toe as the toe pegs is smaller the the stock unit.
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Reply #20 on: November 07, 2015, 08:10:47 pm
I used to have a 2002 RE but traded for a dirt bike ( mistake) it 4 years ago ( miss it) I see there is a dealer in tucson az so all is not lost.due to several back surgery,s my left foot falls so i need a heel toe shifter or shift on right side where bikes should. i am glad to find out one can find them rather than build my own like in the past.can you still get the right hand shift kit for the new bikes    Em in tombstone


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Reply #21 on: November 08, 2015, 06:39:26 pm
I've never heard of a right hand shifter for one of the new Unit Construction Engine Royal Enfields.

I suppose one could be made but it would need a totally different right side engine cover.  There's no provision for a shift lever to operate the shifting fork inside the case.
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