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Heel Toe Shifter adjustment

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  1. JohnDiSdefano
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    I'd like to adjust the heel toe shifter to get my boot under the toe shifter. Dealer told me to adjust it at the spline (nut?) and not to adjust the ball ends. So I loosened the spline and tried to slide it off but the stand is in the way.. need about another .25 inches..Any Ideas?

  2. dveag29
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    I'd like to adjust the heel toe shifter to get my boot under the toe shifter. Dealer told me to adjust it at the spline (nut?) and not to adjust the ball ends. So I loosened the spline and tried to slide it off but the stand is in the way.. need about another .25 inches..Any Ideas?

    Not sure you will get that much out it as it's not really designed for just toe shifting.

    Do you not like heel/toe shifting? Took me about a week to get used to it, now I love it.

  3. flakkerbhil
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    I had the same problem on my 1300. I asked the mechanic if he could adjust it while I had it in for service and he did it with no problem (and no charge). Personally, I hate the heel shifter and will eventually get it cut off. I have large feet and to this day I still bump it from time to time and nudge the gear into neutral, usually at the worst possible time.

  4. vwdurner
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    Take the kickstand off. It will make it a lot easier to adjust.

    I just had the controls moved forward and I'll probably mess with the adjustment a little, but I will still use the heel and toe. I've gotten use to it and probably would be unhappy not to have it.

    Good luck and enjoy your ride.

    Shawn

  5. wzdar6
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    To adjust the splines, you said you loosened the bolts but couldn't adjust the lever?? I haven't tried it on the v-star but on my HD you have to take the bolt completely out to get the lever off and rotate it a couple splines. It was loose and you would think it would just slip off but the bolt has to come out. Trust me!!

  6. LonkRifle15
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    I just had my first service since I hit 700+ miles. I had the dealer adjust it because I couldn't get the toe of my boot under it either. I have been heel shifting, which is pretty easy, but I wanted the flexibility to do both. They raised the toe section up a little and I can now shift with my toe or heel.

  7. yohntoe1
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    you need to have the pinch bolt all the way out.i,m talking not even in the casing.this bolt acts like a keylock when its inserted.
    i found this out when i removed my heel/toe shifter.
    once the bolt is completely out a little wd40 or similar spray and some back n forth pressure should bring it off.no need to remove heel shifter to get it off either.
    well on a roadstar its that way....lol

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