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So I decided to remove the heel shifter but didn't want to spend 20 to 30 bucks on the little chrome spline cover. If you remove the shaft and insert it backwards so the double spline is on the inside, you will not have to buy a cover. THe open splines are on the inside and no protruding shaft. Easy peasy.
 

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I hate the heel shifter and will be removing mine as well. Paying the $$ for a part that looks better than anything else I could codger up.
 

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I just remove the damn lever and I'm done, I dont give a rats butt about the shaft, etc.
 

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Just lower the rear lever and get use to using it. You'll love it. The heel toe shifter is like fine Scotch, it takes time to aquire a taste, but once you do.....
 

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I removed my heel shifter long ago and I just put the chrome cap on the shaft.
I like the extra room my foot has on the floorboards especially on long road trips.
Using or removing the heel shifter is a matter of personal choice, some people like the heel shifter and some don't.
 

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. The heel toe shifter is like fine Scotch, it takes time to aquire a taste, but once you do.....
Scotch is good! In fact, ANY fine whiskey is good ;-)
Heal shifters are a nice convenience, just don't be like those Gold Wing riders and wear sandals with black socks. :eek:

Scoop.
 

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At first I thought about removing mine but then started using it. Heal for up shifting and toe for down shifting. Now I love it.
 

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Thanks for reminding me that removing the heel shifter is one of the few things I intended to do over the winter months but had forgotten to do it. Extra room for my size 14s will be welcome.
 

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Not a true NW'ner , no socks with my sandals. Take the heel shift off and try air shifting, have always side booted or sandal side toe when not stomp shifting
 

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Just lower the rear lever and get use to using it. You'll love it. The heel toe shifter is like fine Scotch, it takes time to aquire a taste, but once you do.....
Yep.....Just lower the rear lever a bit....works great!
 

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shift spline cover

Almost every town has a bike shop of some sorts that deals with crashed and scrapped bikes... I got one of thos little chrome plastic spline covers at a place called Bent bike in Surrey BC...cost me two bucks... a far cry from teh HD price
 

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Heal shifters are a nice convenience, just don't be like those Gold Wing riders and wear sandals with black socks. :eek:

Scoop.
Hater LOL:D
 

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Just lower the rear lever and get use to using it. You'll love it. The heel toe shifter is like fine Scotch, it takes time to aquire a taste, but once you do.....
Ditto, what he said............
 

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Just lower the rear lever and get use to using it. You'll love it. The heel toe shifter is like fine Scotch, it takes time to aquire a taste, but once you do.....
Agreed, I'm lost for the first few miles when I jump off my RGU and get on my Wide Glide.
 

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i don't like the heel shifter. so that's the first thing that i remove on a new bike. the second thing i do is to install a spacer on the shaft that will move the toe shifter out to the outer position which makes it more in line with my foot.
 
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