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post #1 of 6 Old Oct 2nd, 2006, 6:30 pm Thread Starter
 
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Heel Toe shifter?

Looking to buy a serious touring bike in the next month or so. (Ultra, GW, LT)
After riding the the Ultra for 650 miles over 2 days rental, I felt it was too hot, too noisy, and vibrated too much.
Due to a physical condition I have, I must have a heel toe shifter. Is that possible on the LT? I have a buddy with heel toe on his 1800 Goldwing so I know that can be done with a aftermarket product in 1/2 an hour. The dealer even offered to install it for no labor costs.
Due to this problem, I can not test ride any bike with a toe shifter unless I shift up thru the gears with the back of my heel. Bummer.
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James - here's a start. Hope reading thru this thread will help ya.
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James - here's a start. Hope reading thru this thread will help ya.
If that don't work I'll put you in touch with Duck from WV. Because of childhood illness (pollio, I think) he does not have the muscles to shift, just like your talking about.
So every bike he has had has been modified, his current gold wing has a hand assisted shifter that he made. He is also a great wrench.
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post #5 of 6 Old Oct 4th, 2006, 6:22 pm Thread Starter
 
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Thanks to all that responded.
From the sites I read, it seems that the heel toe shifter is still questionable on the LT.
I think that after reading about the maintenance costs of the LT I will most likely buy a Goldwing.
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Thanks to all that responded.
From the sites I read, it seems that the heel toe shifter is still questionable on the LT.
I think that after reading about the maintenance costs of the LT I will most likely buy a Goldwing.

I think it was MCN that said the LT was less expensive to maintain than the gold wing

but you are right there is only one option that I have heard of for a heel toe shifter, but there are electric shiters out now that will go up and down through the gears

we put a couple on trikes we did some time back

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