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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-16-2017, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 2004 GL1800 that came with a heel-toe shifter already installed. I'm considering going back the standard shifter. It has significant "slop."

I can't locate it on the fische to get the P/N. See what it would cost new or maybe someone has one they're wanting to get rid of.

Here's a picture of my linkage:
Maybe someone could send me a pick of what an original shifter setup looks like for comparison?

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Not sure, but I think your linkage is stock with the exception of the piece at the very right side of the picture - the "forked" piece that slips around the end of the end of the shifter (the "fork" is part of the aftermarket heel-toe mechanism). With that out of the way, you should be able to "pull up" with your toe to upshift, and "push down" to down shift. In fact - you can probably still shift in the "stock" manner with the heel-toe in place if you wanted to (unless you also have a floorboard that prevents you from sliding your toe under the shifter - then you need to go back to the stock pegs).
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Not sure if it helps but . . . . trying to match up a used one . . . .

Honda calls it the "Pedal, Gearshift" and there have only been two Honda Part Numbers used over the years on 1800's:

2012-2015 use Part Number: 24705-MCA-305

2001-2010 use Part Number: 24705-MCA-000

I tightened up my shift linkage by using a kit supplied by DHS Racing. Their Shift Linkage Part Number: DHS-11252
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Search the web for DHS racing to view their shift linkage replacement part and to investigate the mods they offer to make the shifter more precise.

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Not sure, but I think your linkage is stock with the exception of the piece at the very right side of the picture - the "forked" piece that slips around the end of the end of the shifter (the "fork" is part of the aftermarket heel-toe mechanism). With that out of the way, you should be able to "pull up" with your toe to upshift, and "push down" to down shift. In fact - you can probably still shift in the "stock" manner with the heel-toe in place if you wanted to (unless you also have a floorboard that prevents you from sliding your toe under the shifter - then you need to go back to the stock pegs).

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I recently put the DHS linkage on mine to lower the shifter. I later found a shorter shift arm to shorten the throw. I love the results. DHS also has that Honda Part number. You have to have their linkage to make use of the shorter arm. The short throw and a bit lower is perfect for me. Raising the shifter is also possible with that adjustable linkage. I wish I could have made that change 16 years ago.

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yours is stock shifter linkage. the black piece on end of shifter is held on by 4 tiny screws if not mistaken , you just need the factory drivers pegs . i have a set if looking
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Thanks all. So, the consensus is that it is stock with an added heel-toe. I've tried up shifting using toe, but the distance to lock it in is very difficult to make.

I'll look into the DHS racing linkage.

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Here's a link to a parts diagram:

http://www.babbittsonline.com/oempar...54be4392/pedal

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Thanks all. So, the consensus is that it is stock with an added heel-toe. I've tried up shifting using toe, but the distance to lock it in is very difficult to make.

I'll look into the DHS racing linkage.

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Could it be the adjustment that's making it hard to up-shift? In-other-words, was that linkage readjusted when the heal/to shifter was installed?, thereby needing readjustment(back to stock positions) upon removal of the heal/toe shifter. As well as possibly other components.

I'm not real clear on if there's floor-boards or foot-pegs involved.. I might have missed that.. but thought I'd just throw this thought out. Good luck with it.

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