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Hey riders, I have a couple of questions here. I have an '06 V* 1100 Silverado edition. To be honest, I simply can't stand the heel-toe shifter so I want to be rid of it. It is one solid piece, so can I just remove it and replace it with a standard shifter? Or would it be better to just cut off the heel portion of it? As of now, I only use the toe part, but I am always leery of my heel accidentally shifting it. Can I get an aftermarket shifter? I am decent with tools and mechanics, but was also wondering what level of difficulty this might be. I would love to hear any opinions out there and also pointers if any have done this already. Thanks, and safe riding.
 

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I have the same ride as you, Benny. I also hate the heel-toe shift after many years of toe shift only. I tryed to use it as designed, no good, this old gray beard could not make it feel good or right, went to like I have always done and have no problem, toe shift only. I never know the heel part is there and it's not been a problem, thats just me. Ride safe.
 

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I have a 2001 vstar.. That being said, My boot heel gets hung up on the back part of that shifter.. I am gonna try moving the floor boards out so maybe my big feet dont have this issue anymore...
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One piece huh? My 06 Road Star has a two piece and I'd hit second gear just taking off from a stop when I put my foot up on the floorboard. Very unsafe. I loosened my set screws and removed the heel shift. I'd either find a new toe shifter or cut the original.
 

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Hey riders, I have a couple of questions here. I have an '06 V* 1100 Silverado edition. To be honest, I simply can't stand the heel-toe shifter so I want to be rid of it. It is one solid piece, so can I just remove it and replace it with a standard shifter? Or would it be better to just cut off the heel portion of it? As of now, I only use the toe part, but I am always leery of my heel accidentally shifting it. Can I get an aftermarket shifter? I am decent with tools and mechanics, but was also wondering what level of difficulty this might be. I would love to hear any opinions out there and also pointers if any have done this already. Thanks, and safe riding.
I had the same problem, always hitting it with my boot heal. I would take out in 1st and half way around a corner in the middle of the intersection I'd find my bike in neutral. I cut the heal peg off and never had a problem since. As for selling, if that is going to kill a sale there are more important items that I would worry about.
 

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I have a 2005 1100 classic with heel-toe shifter. First heel-toe I've had, and I am not sold on it. I think it is dangerous. There has been a few time that I downshifted to a near stop in traffic and go to blend such as at a yield area and find myself in neutral with a vehicle closing on my rear because it had looked like I was pulling out. Very difficult to keep my size 13 heel from unknowingly touching it.
 
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