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post #21 of 29 Old 02-15-2009, 11:47 PM
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Hi back Jeffster. Your wanting a heel toe shifter is all the reason you need. You don't have to justify having one. I wish you luck in your quest. It's fine if we have different ideas on riding styles but that's a different issue. If I knew where you could get a heel toe shifter, I'd tell you right now.

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post #22 of 29 Old 02-16-2009, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Sarcastro, but I'm guilty of negativity here also, made negative comments to Dorzak. Sorry, Dorzak.
Hi again Greywolf, I just thought it was a cool idea, but I doubt anyone makes one. Anyway, it will have to wait until I get a Madstad and a topbox, maybe a rad guard.
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post #23 of 29 Old 02-16-2009, 11:08 AM
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Thanks Sarcastro, but I'm guilty of negativity here also, made negative comments to Dorzak. Sorry, Dorzak.
Hi again Greywolf, I just thought it was a cool idea, but I doubt anyone makes one. Anyway, it will have to wait until I get a Madstad and a topbox, maybe a rad guard.
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alright. that's what i like to see. like wise here bro. you were just sticking up for yourself. but don't wory about it I can take it. you'll never hear me whining about being picked on. but i was just razing you in my first post didn't mean to offend. I just don't think a heel shifter you be practical on this bike because of the riding position. and besides it ain't any more stupid than adding dual plugs to cure a slight surging problem.
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Vstroma.com has a steel replacement shift lever. It should be pretty easy for even a welder with only basic skills to set up a heel on the back and it's less expensive than an OEM lever.

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Roger that, Greywolf, but the Madstad will have to come first !!

Dorzok, weren't the dual plugs also about more complete combustion to clean up the emissions for the newer, tighter emissions regs ?

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Roger that, Greywolf, but the Madstad will have to come first !!

Dorzok, weren't the dual plugs also about more complete combustion to clean up the emissions for the newer, tighter emissions regs ?

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i don't know. my thread on dual plugs was all a hoax to pick on someone. at any rate I don't want to go down that road again.
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Now I know better than to ask the question about a heal toe set up. Lost my left leg last fall I was wondering if anyone had any success finding an after market H/ T shifter that worked.

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Now I know better than to ask the question about a heal toe set up. Lost my left leg last fall I was wondering if anyone had any success finding an after market H/ T shifter that worked.
Sorry to hear of your problem, ST114ME. That sure will take some getting used to. I wish you well with your recovery and adapting to your new situation.

I hope you can continue riding. Maybe a dual clutch automatic NX700 Honda would work for you.

I still have a left leg but it has several medical problems. After a short ride my shifting ankle is often painful, sometimes to the point of needing crutches afterward. When I ride the Vulcan, that has a heel-toe shifter, I never have this ankle pain. I really like heel-toe shifters.

FWIW, that 1600 Vulcan is a slickest shifting motorcycle I have ever rode.

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post #29 of 29 Old 11-16-2013, 10:10 PM
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all the bluster and chest pounding aside...

I dont know why a V-strom would not have a heel-toe shifter. personally i'd like to try it, the top of my left shoe is getting trashed.

the only objection i have heard to the h-t shifter is that you can trash your transmission if you are a fool and ride around with your foot on the shifter.

So, i noticed that not one person actually addressed the question, which is "why no heel-toe shifter on a vstrom?". this leads me to believe that nobody has an answer, and that it might just be a good idea.

i dont need to upshift in a turn, and i am not worried about having my toe under the shifter, but i do like my shoes to stay unscuffed, and i find it slightly annoying to have to get my toe under the shifter.
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