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Thank you will be doing this mod next rainy off day.:thumbup:
 

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OK. Finally finished this mod on my '04 1800C. I also installed Cobra Swept floorboards. The way the heel part of the shift jogs out interferes with the bracket for the floorboard. I couldn't get into 2nd gear. I had to put a half-inch spacer on the pivot screw between the shift and the bracket and all is well.

Now I just have to get used to shifting with my heel.:D I guess my only complaint would be that the toe shifter is a little higher than I'd like and the shifters themselves are a little stubby. Other than that, the mods look great together.

Thanks for the info.
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You can adjust the 'level' of the toe shift up or down by the rod adjustment under the engine side cover. Pretty easy to do. I like the stubbier levers. Gives me more room on the board.
 

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SHIFTER

Anyone have a shifter for sale off of there c model i want to put it on my r model and get rid of the heel toe shifter.
 

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Heel toe shifter

Thank you flyn69. I am in san antonio texas training right now and will be gone for a while so you have all the time you need lol. I will have to send it home and have wife to put it on the motorcycle shelf until i can get home and get it
 

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Heel toe shifter

Sorry flyn67 hit the wrong key
 

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Shifter for Heel Toe Mod

I ordered the shifter after I read this thread. I was excited to add the function to my 2008 "F". I ordered through our sponsor and quickly got the shifter pads. I checked on the shifter (24710 - MEA - 740) today and it is on super cosmic backorder from Honda. No ETA.

No grumping here. It's likely an understandable supply issue in Japan. Just wanted to update everybody.

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Anyone have a shifter for sale off of there c model i want to put it on my r model and get rid of the heel toe shifter.
The c model shifter will not work on a R floorboard mount.
The c shifter is angled downward where the r is upward.
In order for it to work you will need to cut the arm off turn upside down and weld it back on.
The easiest way is to cut off the heal part.
 

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Good News

My heel toe shifter was shipped after super cosmic backorder status. Should be here Monday - Yeah!

Leaving for Hocking Hills Ohio on Wednesday.
 

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I wanted it so here is how I got it;

>Buy: one heel/toe shifter for a VTX 1300 Retro and the two rubber pads for the shifter (The linkage connecter comes attached but the pads must be installed... hold them under the hot tap water for a minute and they will be easy to push onto the shifter) (These parts, I bought from HDL.)
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>Go to Ace Hardware and buy two #93 "O" rings from the plumbing section and one #8 (metric) stainless washer from the nuts and bolts section.
>Obtain an aluminium drink can (beer,cola etc...).
>You will also need some moly-grease.

The operation:
(A bike jack/lift is needed to gain clearance for this operation)
1) Raise the bike on the lift,
2) Remove the shifter assembly from the bike,
3) Remove the shift pivot bolt from the bracket,
4) Loosen the lock(jam) nut on the shifter linkage, (do not turn it past the point of lose and let the nut stay at that point on the shifter rod, the new shifter will be adjusted to the same point and locked down by tightening that nut).
5) Turn/spin the shifter and remove it from the shifting rod.
6) Clean the grease and remove the seal from the shift pivot bolt.
7) With a pair of tin shears, cut a strip from the aluminium can that is (as in the picture) wide enough to cover the "shoulder" area of the shift pivot bolt.
8 ) Wrap the strip around the pivot bolt to get two full wraps and cut it to that length.
9) Roll the strip and insert it into the new shifter, (see photo).
10) Push the pivot bolt into the shifter and check to ensure that the rolled strip does NOT extent out of the hole on the shifter on either side... if it does, trim the strip so that it only fills the area needed.

The assembly:
1) Install new shifter onto the shift rod and turn it in to the position of the jam nut.
2) Place one #93 "O" ring onto the pivot bolt.
3) Insert the rolled strip (sleeve) into the new shifter.
4) Lube the pivot bolt with moly grease.
5) Insert the pivot bolt into the sleeve being careful to keep the moly grease off of the bolt end (threaded portion).
6) Place the second #93 "O" ring into the seal channel on the opposite side of the shifter.
7) Place the #8 washer onto the threaded portion of the pivot bolt and install this assembly onto the shift/foot bracket. (as you turn the pivot bolt the "O" rings will seat into the seal channels and keep the grease from oozing out. Tighten the pivot bolt.
8 ) Reassemble the foot bracket to the frame, check for proper clearance of the shifter and tighten all bolts. DON"T forget to tighten the jam nut. After checking to make sure all bolts are tight. Get that bike off of the lift and go enjoy your new shifter :D

The parts you will need

The parts you will need (close up)

The "sleeve" inserted into the shifter

The sleeve and pivot bolt inserted, to show the "fit"

The assembly

The finished product


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You do NOT have to be a master wrench to do this mod... All you need is regular hand tools and basic knowledge.

Here is the info you will need:
From HDL, buy the following;

1 ) 1 OEM Heel-toe shifter for the VTX 1300 Retro.(linkage coupler is installed)
Pt# 24710 - MEA - 740 @ $32.27

2 ) 2 Rubber shift pads for that shifter.
Pt# 24781 - 371 - 000 @ $2.84 ea. ($5.68)

Total cost $37.95 (add $5.00 handling if your order is less than $100.00 [$42.95])

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GREAT post bro , sounds easy enuf , now heres a dumb question , when i bought i bike it already had some forward controls , seems to have the stock pegs , should this work ?
 

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Thanks for tmod

I did this mod last night. Also installed my new Cobra Swept floorboards. Only issue is the shifter is very close to the housing. I may shim it out a little just for my own peace of mind but all in all it works very well.

Hondaline was fairly quick to ship parts...about 7 days

I did add one more layer of aluminum totaling 3 wraps for a snugger fit.
 

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i followed the directions and have mines

Got mine as directed $50 as stated
 

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Heel Toe

I just installed this mod. What a neat add to my "F".

After it was all adjusted I can shift either way, heel-toe, or just toe. Something new to break up the monotony. The directions were spot on. Yeah it was $50 after it was all said and done. Of course the State of Michigan will be $.10 ahead now that I won't be returning that empty can for a deposit.

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