New Road King arriving soon and have only ridden toe shift bikes in the past. Now have toe & heel shift pegs. Probably a stupid question but curious how many of you use both toe & heel pegs or just toe peg. Is the switch hard to get used to?
I've always ridden dirt bikes and 4-wheelers and then a sportster. When I bought my first touring bike I immediately started using the heel shifter. It felt natural to me. As an added bonus you won't scuff the tops of your nice boots.(LOL)
Up till I bought my Heritage.. I had only ridden a Dual sport bike..with only the toe shift... a few weeks into riding my Heritage I tried the heel shift.. AND I LOVE IT.. !! Thats all I use now... much easier..!! and not hard to get use to at all !!!
I removed mine here recently, I found the only time I used it was to grab neutral. I don't like to lift my foot off the board when shifting especially in corners. Like everyone else says...It's what YOU like. I like the extra room on the board as well. Kuryakyn makes a little chrome spline cap if you should want to remove the rear shifter.
I find the heel shifter is positioned too high, you have to lift your foot too much to step on it. Removing it gives me more space to place my foot, although I'm also removing the protection it offers in preventing my shoe from touching the primary cover and leaving burnt rubber.
I guess you could try to rotate it clockwise one tooth and see if it sits lower but still have enough clearance from the floorboard when you step on it.
What someone should do is make a longer heel shifter that extends beyond the floorboard, anybody listening out there?