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i am here to ask a dumb question but i need to know. this is my first time with heel toe shifter and am not to sure about it. after riding for over 35 years i dont know if i need to change now. but how are you gonig to shift without it if you have floorboards that are in the way? please help 86 1200 aspy.

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I think that a heel/toe shifter is on of the best things that you can put on a 1200.
It might take you some time to get used to it, but I think that it's worth it.
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Im pretty sure with floor boards youneed to have a heal/toe shifter. Maybe there is a setup that does not need it but i dunno.Personally i hated that setup and went back to stock pegs.

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Hi Blue Wing and welcome to the best GoldWing forum on the Internet. In regards to the h/t shifter, I know of no way to shift without one if you have the floorboards. On a GoldWing it takes a little getting used to but once you do, they are great.

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I vote for Pat, took them off my 1200 and the 1100. H&T shifter just doesn't give the feel, I like real quiet fast shifts and the original shifter does that better.

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Hi Blue Wing and welcome to the best GoldWing forum on the Internet. In regards to the h/t shifter, I know of no way to shift without one if you have the floorboards. On a GoldWing it takes a little getting used to but once you do, they are great.
ACTUALLY you can shift a Wing with just floorboards... Had the pivot bolt (shoulder bolt for the techies ) break on me yesterday 12 miles from home (but STILL in Tucson). Soft toe shoes (leather Red Wings) allowed me to "just" get the front of the shoe under the shifter so I could up-shift. Down shifting was great, the height of the shifter was perfect to press down on it from the floorboard. YES, I do know I should be wearing boots, unfortunately I'm still looking for a set of boots that fit the "peg leg" on the right side.

Put the old peg and non-floorboard heel & toe shifter on, Short trip to ACE hardware for a new shoulder bolt, cobalt drill bit, (hardend shoulder bolt), a little time drilling out the end of the old shoulder bolt and then put the left board back on.

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blue wing. I can't answer your question for sure, but remembering what mine looked like with boards, I think you would need to do some mods to the shift lever to use it normallywith the boards, without the heel-toe shifter. Personally, I hated the boards. I got used to the heel-toe shifter pretty fast, but there were other more major issues with the boards in my opinion, so I got rid of them and got some original pegs. I am much happier with the pegs. Therewas a lively discussion about this on another thread if you are interested, but it seems that people either love the boards or hate them, with not much in-between. Here's the link to the other thread.
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I think the boards are dangerous ,if you are doing a lot of travelling in town/traffic ,,,Your reaction time is slowed down ,because you have to lift your foot on to the brake pedal or drive with your foot up on the brake pedal ,,I took them off a 1500 I had a few years ago ,,Might be alright for long runs ,but around town dangerous ..My opinion for what it is worth ..Ciaran

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Paul ,, speaking of shifting, I had my bike out the other day for just the second time since i got it. was riding around the neighborhood to get more use to it . I did alot of stop and go at the stop signs. Question is that sometimes when i down shift to first gear coming up to the stop sign I had trouble getting it to go into 1st. I had to kick it hard then other times it just sliped right in . If I got to the stop sign and hadnt got it into 1st yet i would sort of let the clutch out and i must have been in netural althoght the light was not on but then when kicked it the netural light would come on and then i would push it down to 1st. This is my 86aspy , Just wondering it this is normal or is it because i am a novice at riding .. thanks Larry

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This is my first experience with H/T and Boards and I never will be without them again. Ciaran's point is well taken, but I disagree. I usually shift my right heel up off the board and on to the stationary rear peg of my brake lever when in town. I do not believe that a significant lag is present.

As for precision of shifting, I simply do not find a problem.

Speaking of pegs, you all know I am an OLD trials rider.......LOLOL!! This Christmas in Arizona I had the opportunity to ride a bike of one of my son in laws mates. A Montessa Scorpa (Not sure of the dispalcement). Now that is riding the PEGS!!


Lovely bike though and so well balanced, I would love to compete today. My old Bultaco Sherpa though, would be outclassed.
I soon discovered the following:
1. I need to lose kilos
2. More so, I need to lose years!
I strongly suspect I would be outclassed as well. I did get to show the Scorpa's owner, Randy, a trick to "Charge" the fork for lift. (I suspect though he may have been humouring the old man)


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