GO to post number 114 and after. You will see that I made a bronze/oilite bushing to use for mine. All is working fine so far.If I were to locate a bearing that fit the shifter pivot bolt but was too big for the shifter would drilling it out be a problem? I'm not sure how I feel about using a beer can as a shim.
Kool mod for sureI don't know why they would tell you that. The parts are listed separately. When I changed my 1800 c foot pegs to the 1800 retro floor boards I had to look up each part and order them separately (one order of course)
I will swap you the stock front lever shifter from my "F" model for your heel/toe shifter! Interested?Kool mod for sure
I have 1800R, it comes stock with floorboards and H&T shifter, I really like the floorboards but I never use the "Heal" part of the shifter, it really gets in the way sometimes when I try to adjust my footing, I got big feet tho....... But..... It's nice for those who like that kind of stuff!!
Milkmaster, I have a 1800C and just got some Cobra floorboards and I followed the instructions to the T. I am running into an issue. I cannot shift using my HEEL shifter it seems to clear the engine so I am wondering if I have to adjust the shifter rod. Also the shifter pin just barely clears the Cobora floorboards. I cannot use the Cobora acorn nut on the shifter pin. since it screws into the floorboard is it just cosmetic or do I need the bolt?View attachment 52236
Sorry I have been out of town and could not reply. I ended up putting the shifter in a hydraulic press and bent it into a shape that would allow clearance around my foot board bracket. I was chancing that the chrome plating would not crack, and it didn't.
One note....I asked the guy who started the thread about why he did not use the 1800 shifter instead of the 1300 shifter. I was expecting a complicated answer. I was surprised when he said the 1300 bracket was just what he had to use. I didn't see that in his original story. My bad for not questioning before jumping in I guess. I suspect that you won't have to bother with all the bolt bushing fit issues if you order the 1800 shifter in the first place. However, the 1800 shifter price is twice that of the 1300 shifter. I have no idea why. Good luck!
Cool, I am on the right track, thanks! I have a ? do you have a nut on the shifter pin that is screwed into your floorboard? Also does the sifter wiggle? I see the screw moving.. Thanks Milkman!Your pictures look just like mine before I straightened out the rear bend in the shifter to alleviate the interference with the Cobra floorboards. It's easier and safer to do off the bike. That way you will not break things you will need later. Yes you will need to adjust the shifter rod. That rod has right hand threads on one end and left handed threads on the other. Take off the transmission side cover and the linkage rod will reveal itself to you. Start the threads the same on both ends to allow maximum adjustment. In short you must straighten your new shifter to allow clearance and then install it on the floorboard. the 2nd step is to adjust the linkage so the shifter will function and sit in place to your liking.
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