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post #1 of 4 Old 03-15-2009, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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Heel/toe shifter for DL1000

Due to an injury on my achilles tendon on my left foot, I'm having increased pain when I upshift. This problem will not heal and may get worse; the only "fix" is surgery with AT LEAST 6 months of recovery time.

So I'm looking for solutions, preferably one that doesn't include buying another bike.

I've already searched for this (heel/toe shifter); it doesn't appear that any aftermarket company makes anything like this. In fact, I didn't think I'd have any success since our bikes don't have floorboards for this type of accessory.

I'm looking at air shifters. They may be a solution. But it seems like a heel/toe would be better and less expensive. Or will I need to look for a good welder/fabricator in Orlando?

Thanks for your help in advance.


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post #2 of 4 Old 03-15-2009, 05:17 PM
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I've never seen an off-the-shelf heel/toe shifter that would fit. However, something like this should be very easy for even a so-so welder to make for you. A homemade heel/toe shifter would sure be cheaper than an air shifter setup.

You might go check with a few (not dealership) motorcycle mechanics. Not only would they probably be able to weld one up for you, they would likely have a bunch of spare shifters that could be used as donor parts.

Good luck!

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Not cheap but I bet Dale could help you with the setup.

http://www.holeshot.com/old/shifters/shifter3.html

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post #4 of 4 Old 03-15-2009, 08:16 PM
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Actually, I read a little further and there is a less expensive option from Holeshot.

http://www.holeshot.com/shifters/ps2.html

Again, not Strom specific but, with some work...

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