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post #11 of 32 (permalink) Old 12-29-2018, 07:38 PM
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Agreed,easy, until you wind it out and stomp down on the toe end. Not that i would do that but , hey, it could happen.
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Wow! And I started on the road with a foot clutch, tank shift ('46 WL). You'll get it man. A natural pattern will emerge.
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My shoe fit so tight between the pegs I got tired of sliding my foot out to shift, also feel shifting with your toe can done with more finesse than slamming it down with your heal so I cut off the rear part of the shifter. Just my 2 cents, never got used to it.

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Wow! And I started on the road with a foot clutch, tank shift ('46 WL). You'll get it man. A natural pattern will emerge.
Blast you must be as old as me. I found out why they called them suicide clutches ('47). The retaining bolt came loose so when I rocked it back at a stop sign in first gear, I put my foot down, and away I went.

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My shoe fit so tight between the pegs I got tired of sliding my foot out to shift, also feel shifting with your toe can done with more finesse than slamming it down with your heal so I cut off the rear part of the shifter. Just my 2 cents, never got used to it.

I guess u know the shifter is adjustable ....u can raise it so your toe can slide under like its meant to...


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most if not all controls on motorcycles are adjustable to some degree...

hand controls need a pin removed... I did this on day 2 of my then NEW VTX1800F....

next was the shifter... big feet with motorcycle boots..

50 years of fitting my bike to me..

side note... most motorcyclist "TODAY" would not ride bikes with the much NEEDED maintenance on bikes from the pre 1970's...

bikes use to have grease fittings..... twice a year..

lube drive chain after EVERY RAIN...

remove engine side case to clean oil filter drum...

MAN, its EASY today. our new bikes are ALMOST Cars..



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TennX....the adjustment would still limit where I put my foot, now I can slide it as far back on the board as I want, just personal opinion I guess.
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I use the toe to go up & down.

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My VTX was a C, so no floorboards. On the Harley, the heel and toe levers are individual so one can adjust the angles and elevation of each. Many Harley owners so simply remove the heel lever. For me it seemed natural to have both with floorboards, just a toe lever for pegs. I've never gotten mixed up between moving from the dirt bike to the Harley, but that's just me.
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most if not all controls on motorcycles are adjustable to some degree...

hand controls need a pin removed... I did this on day 2 of my then NEW VTX1800F....

next was the shifter... big feet with motorcycle boots..

50 years of fitting my bike to me..

side note... most motorcyclist "TODAY" would not ride bikes with the much NEEDED maintenance on bikes from the pre 1970's...

bikes use to have grease fittings..... twice a year..

lube drive chain after EVERY RAIN...

remove engine side case to clean oil filter drum...

MAN, its EASY today. our new bikes are ALMOST Cars..
It sure is Chuck, but that's OK. I no longer feel the need to carry a tool set, just a couple simple things. Do I remember grease fittings? Holy Cow, the bike I referenced ('46 WL) that I learned to ride the road with, had half a dozen fittings just in the springer front end. And for it's worth (I know you WERE always a Honda guy) I grew up on HDs, 20 years on 88" '56 Pan/Shovel, and I never had any 'reliability' issues. Lot of PM though.
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