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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
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Shallow Heel Shifter

Not sure if anyone else agrees with this, but I find that the heel shifter peg is too tight to the bike. I would like it out a little further. (Sometimes I miss it trying to up shift) The down shift peg seems to be out further (which is just right). Anybody know if they can be switched or modified to be out from the bike a little further?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-23-2017, 03:43 AM
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do you mean further sticking out from the bike? like, longer? or more distance between the toe shifter and heel shifter? which bike do you have?

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Yes, precisely. I would rather not have to search for the heel peg while trying to ride safely. The Toe Shifter (down Shifter) is just right, but the peg length on the Heel Shifter is short (tight to the bike) and I miss it from time to time. I'm sure I will get used to it, but it's really not much room. Easy to slip or miss.
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The assembly is held on with a spring clip and easy to remove if you want to modify it. It would be easy to make it wider towards the left.

If you made it longer towards the rear it might have too much swing and hit the floor board when you try to shift.

Personally I cut off the heel shifter. Im use to riding with just the toe shifter so I never used it, and I kept stepping on the heel end moving my foot around when I didnt mean to.
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Do you think they sell a longer adapter or rubber cover than the stock?
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Vstar sells a lot of parts to customize these bikes... they might

you cant be the first person to want this.
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My Roadstar has the heel part of the shifter fairly close in. I like it that way as I just tip my heel in to grab the next gear. I tend to keep my feet to the back of the boards and I can hang the heel off the end. My C50 had the heel part of the shifter come up right behind the end of the board. limited how far back I could place my foot. You might just get used to it rather than try to fix it.
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i've got Kuryakyn toe and heel adapters on my shifter that make it a little larger.
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Dogg, what bike do you have? The Road Star does have a smaller rear shifter while the V Star Classic is larger. I have a V Star Classic with the larger rear heel peg(not sure what they are called). Does anyone know if the V Star shifter can be swapped for a Road Star shifter? I grew up with a single toe peg and sometimes hit the rear heel peg by accident. I don't want to cut it off as someone else mentioned. I like the idea of the Road Star and if they are swappable, I would be interested in a trade.

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halve the heel peg with a hack saw

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