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    Heel-Toe Shifter

    Left leg/foot nerve damage so I need to develop a gear shift lever that's heel-toe since I can't lift the standard shift levers with my left toes.

    Bikes: 2013 R1200RT and 2013 R1200GS, both NOT wet heads.

    Any suggestions?

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    SURVIVOR akbeemer's Avatar
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    Urals come with a heel-toe shifter as standard equipment. Perhaps one can be adapted for your use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S2WHEELS View Post
    Left leg/foot nerve damage so I need to develop a gear shift lever that's heel-toe since I can't lift the standard shift levers with my left toes.

    Bikes: 2013 R1200RT and 2013 R1200GS, both NOT wet heads.

    Any suggestions?
    Have you had your back looked at? I started getting left foot drop and it was stenosis/spurs/bad disks L4-5. Spinal chord was fully compressed. Got surgery and the foot has come back a bit.


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    If memory serves me, Speed of Speed's Cycle in MD used to ride with an electric shifter operated via the handle bars.

    Perhaps that would be worth further investigation? https://www.facebook.com/speedmillet/

    Good Luck, Monsieur!
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    On my 2012 RT, there’s a sidestand exactly where the heel portion of a heel/toe shifter would exist. And a bunch of bodywork as well. I’d suggest it would be beyond magic to fit a heel/toe shifter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lkchris View Post
    On my 2012 RT, there’s a sidestand exactly where the heel portion of a heel/toe shifter would exist. And a bunch of bodywork as well. I’d suggest it would be beyond magic to fit a heel/toe shifter.
    I haven't studied this but don't know why, with a little ingenuity, the shifter couldn't be displaced an inch or so sideways .
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    See post 31 @ https://advrider.com/f/threads/heel-...1261186/page-2

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    of course

    My brother in law made one for a R1100R. One piece job. He first made one out of wood,so he could the right angles he wanted. Then someone milled one out of metal for him. It look like a factory did it. A cool winter project.

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    American ingenuity and 'want to' fabricates a solution to a need. Good job.

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    The bike was sold about ten years ago.

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