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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-27-2012, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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Heel / toe shifter

I'm having trouble getting my foot under the shifter. I have the iso-wings. Should I just add
add the heel /toe shifter or get the kit with the boards?

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I don't have wings, but I do have Kuryakyn boards and heel and toe shifter and I love it. Took a little to get used to, but I would never go back.
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I'm having trouble getting my foot under the shifter. I have the iso-wings. Should I just add
add the heel /toe shifter or get the kit with the boards?
I had the Kuryakyn boards and heal toe shifter on my Wing when I triked it. I have bad knees and hip and the boards raised my foot up putting even more of a bend in my knees. It was not very long after triking it I took them off. I liked the wing better in stock form. The wing does not give you much room to move feet around. With the engine being so wide when I put my feet on Hyw pegs it makes my hip hurt. I removed the stock foot rest and ran without them that helped a lot but I like having my feet near the controls when riding in heavy traffic. So put them back on. I am going to make some changes this winter to see if I can improve the feel of the wing. If anyone has a set of stock foot rest I would like to have them to modify. I want to get my feet even lower and still keep them close to the foot controls.

Added: I had more missed shifts with the heal toe and didn't realize it till I went back to toe shifter.

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When I had my right hip replaced, found out that my left leg is shorter and have my left shoe build up. So it is thicker and I have a hard time getting under the shifter.

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Hi Randy. I admire all you guys who've continued to ride with replacement knees, hips, etc. I've got a North Carolina friend, "Old Fred" on the board, who doesn't have a right leg, and then of course, there's "Wheels" and "rollingthunder". I know there are others and you're all my heros.


I'm an old Harley rider and got used to the heel-toe-shifter. Once we purchased our Wing in '08, the first thing we did was add the H-T shifter. Hope you find a solution to your issue.

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Thanks Wayne! I been thinking do I want to add it to my Iso-wings (mini boards) or go with the full board kit.
I will add the rear heel extension.

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Thanks Wayne! I been thinking do I want to add it to my Iso-wings (mini boards) or go with the full board kit.
I will add the rear heel extension.
When you say, "rear heel extension," I believe you mean to widen the heal toe shifter so that your boot will fit between the shift points on the heal/toe shifter. That was another problem I had with them they or to close together and why would they build them that way. It meant that I could not set with my foot flat on the boards. I had to turn my left foot out to fit between the shifting points. I don't miss the heal/toe shifter. I still have lots of problems with pain while riding. I had hoped that Triking would fix this but it did not. So reason I want to change the lay out of the foot supports on the Wing, they are still to high and to far back.

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Grog, a friend has the board kit on his roadsmith trike. Every time I put it in first gear, then slide my foot back I would put it back in neutral.
The extension moves it back 1 or 1 1/2 inches. I have been looking at that comfort control kit of Roadsmith, but at $700.00 I don't know. It
moves them forward 3" and down 1".

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Heel Toe Shifter on Trikes......

Sept 1, 2012

I just purchased a 2005 GL1800 Trike with Lehman kit. I am very happy with it. It only had 4,000 miles and looked like new with ALL the chrome goodies. I added the Kuryakan heel toe shifter and also had the stock foot pegs put back on. I don't want the floorboards, they would just get in the way. The stock footpeg is higher up then the floorboards and I am much happier with this setup.

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I had a 1953 or 4 belt drive Servicycle with a factory installed heel/toe shifter. It was OK (in that application) but I haven't had the desire or felt the need for one since.

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