If you type "heel and toe shifter" in the forum search box you will come up with dozens of comments on that topic. I justt love mine and this is the first bike that has had it on & I put it on. I kept all the stock parts until I found out how I would get along. after a couple of weeks I gave the pegs to a member that wanted to take his H/T off and needed pegs. As stated above some love them & some hate them. Alos others haven't a clue what they like.:ROFL::ROFL::ROFL::badgrin::badgrin::badgrin::badgrin:I am thinking of putting on a heel and toe shifter on my 2012 Wing. Will it work well, or are there disadvantages? :?
I find it far more comfortable to use the HT that the stock shifter. I opnly have to lift my heel up slightly to upshift but I lift my whole foot to down shift. The way my Add-on is set up my shifts are smooth & quiet. But then I have a 1200. I have nothing to compare it with when it come to the 1800 slug.:badgrin:
Wings are not made with them in mind, and the retrofit is at best a kluge. For those that like them, it's a testament that the Human of the species can get used to anything.
So..... are you saying that you know this a fact? (you don't seem to be)I will not debate whether this is the correct thing for Honda to do or not but, install a heel/toe shifter and you stand a chance of having any transmission failure warranty claim denied.
Some dealers will ignor it, some won't. Factory rep comes in to review the bike and the failed parts and spots a heel/toe shifter, most likely your claim will be denied and your bike will be flagged in the warranty system for non-coverage of the the transmission.
I can honestly say im not sure i would recommend putting on a HT shifter without the floorboards...Heres why...If you have the boards on you can just pivot either your heel or toe and shift up or down easily...without them you will literally have to hold your foot in the air to downshift and when upshifting (even if this is possible i dont know)slide your foot back on the peg to do it....I just dont see how that would work at all....Hope this helps....Thanks everyone for the comments. Actually I was thinking of getting just the HT shifter, not floorboards as well. Has anybody put one on without floorboards that could comment? I had floorboards and HT shifter on my last bike (Kawasaki Vulcan Nomad) and loved it, but my concern with the Wing is that the boards would be almost under the knee, which seems it might be a little cramped. The boards on the Kawi are further forward, and sloped upwards at the front of them which is exceptionally comfortable.:thumbsup: