Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Houston, Texas, USA
Response to comments on Kickshifter
I have been out of town for a few days, and glad to sse some comments on this idea of mine. No, I don't plan on making any killing on this little item, but it's fun to help some that would like to have this option.
First off, it has been mounted on a friends bike and he has a size thirteen (13) boot. and when I first mentioned this to him after looking at his bike and thinking, hey, I can make this fit on this bike, he was not interested. A couple of weeks later, he called me and asked some question, and then decided to mount it. It requires two holes to be drilled into the side cover. If you ever decide to remove it, just remove the mount plate and reinstall the button head bolts (they will look like they belong there). For those that have used heel/toe shifter on Harleys, they are, in my mind quite different. The hee/toe on the Harley is spaced far apart and you have to move your foot around somewhat. This unit will allow you to shift in the confentional way, or use the heel with little movement on the footpedal. The idea of the small area around the shifter with a thick sole large boot makes for placing the boot in a tight area. With the kickshifter, your always on the top and shifting down (never put your toe under the pedal). As for breaking the shifter, I can't imagine this shifter being able to to that. The way it shifts, it has a limited movement area, and it applys probably less pressure on the shifter than slaming it down during downshifts and you still do that with this one. On the upshifts, it is limited on the amount of travel, so the likely event of over travel is impossible. There are those that will never have interest in a heel/toe shifter, but for those that have used them (it may take a day to get used to it for some) you will wonder why you didn't have one before.
I will be try to get production going soon. I have a list I am taking serious inquires on this shifter, and if you want on it, just write and let me know.