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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-16-2018, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Shifter question

I have a 2011 Star 950T.

I don't want to use the heel part of the shifter can I raise the toe part high enough to use a steel toe boot? Or, is there a different shift lever that I can purchase?

Any recommendation is appreciated!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-16-2018, 07:21 PM
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You can cut the heel part off with a hacksaw like I did. Be sure and put some silver paint on the cut area so it won't rust.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-16-2018, 07:23 PM
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It's just a normal shifter, adjust the rod by spinning it, till it is high enough to put your boot under it. In my case the heel part is level with the floorboard, I still use it mostly for neutral, I just wall back off the florboard to kick it into neutral.

This is a 650, but exactly the same.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-16-2018, 11:38 PM
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he's talking about adjusting the shift linkage rod. that will raise or lower the toe or heel.

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To each his/her own, but my V Star is the first bike I've owned with the heel toe shifter and I love it! No trying to work my toe under the shifter, no wear on my boot, and super easy to get used to. I don't ever want a cruiser that doesn't have it.
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Sounds great but I don't want floor boards.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-18-2019, 03:27 PM
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Don't mess with it heel toe shifter is awesome use it to sometimes I bet you love have 2011 950t all you hAve to do is Stomp and youll shift heel toe is a blessing
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-18-2019, 03:51 PM
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I got use to riding dirt bikes for 30 years

the 3rd time I stepped on the heel lever by accident when I moved my foot on the floorboard, I cut that sucker off with a 4 1/2" angle grinder

when I got my Royal Star someone had already axed it.

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