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I'm looking for a Jockey shifter that is on the right side of the tank and hooks up to the OEM linkage to help my leg out sometimes when needed.
Just there in case for now, then switch fully later if needed all the time.
Any thoughts?

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JB

Here is one shown on a Indian.
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A Pingel Air shifter would be safer, allow you to keep both hands on the handle bars!


Not cheap but then again, fabing something up to work as a right hand jockey to fit your bike won't be cheap either, especially if its chromed.


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Theres at least one outfit that does the left side jockey shift , I've thought about it , and then I reminisce back to the 1970's and early 1980's and my panhead and the thought goes away real quick , things can get interesting pretty quick at times , unless you have a rocker clutch .. Suicide clutch on two wheels is pretty stoopid ..

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Theres at least one outfit that does the left side jockey shift , I've thought about it , and then I reminisce back to the 1970's and early 1980's and my panhead and the thought goes away real quick , things can get interesting pretty quick at times , unless you have a rocker clutch .. Suicide clutch on two wheels is pretty stoopid ..

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Suicided set-up on anything more than a parade bike is just stacking the odds against yourself. I feel the same way about building a chop without any front brake. Looks kool, but kool can get you killed. Just one old guy's view. I don't want to give the reaper any advantage he doesn't already have!
 

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I'm looking for a Jockey shifter that is on the right side of the tank and hooks up to the OEM linkage to help my leg out sometimes when needed.
Just there in case for now, then switch fully later if needed all the time.
Any thoughts?

Thanks,
JB

Here is one shown on a Indian.
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What’s the other side look like?
 

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A Pingel Air shifter would be safer, allow you to keep both hands on the handle bars!


Not cheap but then again, fabing something up to work as a right hand jockey to fit your bike won't be cheap either, especially if its chromed.


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Great idea ! There was someone offering a conversion kit turning your floor board into a shifter.I cannot remember who it was.
 

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What’s the other side look like?
For the Indian model, it shows (if memory serves) a pass through bolt type bar to the same cam as the right side.
Then a shift arm down to the trans arm to so you can shift from the right side.
Some leave the foot shifter arm connected to the trans (OEM) so they can use both (foot/jockey) as mentioned in an above post for safety reasons when needed/necessary and just use the jockey at other times when not in harry conditions or needing to shift quick from my understanding.
But what do I know, to each their own.
Interesting.


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You did not go into deals about the foot issue. Have you considered just adapting to using the heal shifter.
To go up a gear heal pushes down. To go down a gear front of foot pushes down. I know many remove the heal shifter. But it is helpful for some.
Some mod them with larger pads so it easier to find with the foot.
 

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seems to my (uninformed) self, that having a right side shift would be more of a hassle due to not being able to manipulate the throttle as needed while shifting? at least with left side shifting, you can still throttle.
 

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I had a jockey shifter for 8-9yrs on a kickstart-only 1985 FXEF. Worked good with an original Pan-era rocker pedal which was effectively suicide .... never quite able to set it tight enough to stay engaged/disengaged with foot off it, and would never really trust that anyway. I rode that in all kinds of traffic with no issues, but uphill left turns at a stop sign were always a bitch. I gained a WHOLE new respect for San Francisco chopper jockeys, let me tell you.

It is nowhere near as hard as it looks. and I don't do ''dangerous''. Remember, pre 1950s, that was how most motorcycles worked.

LaBriola Machine and also FabKevin have both in the past offered jockey set-ups for 4spd and even 5spd big twins. V-Twin also, if you like Chinese parts that copy USA workmanship.

Twenty years ago, FabKevin in Detroit sold me the first-ever jockey kit he made for a cowpie 4spd. Kevin is endlessly helpful and worth having a chat to. But I suspect as there is zero market demand for what you seek, it will be prohibitive costwise. This is his current range.....

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Nobody (outside of antique Indian specialists? Never seen that before) offers a specifically right-side fitment. And none have offered anything for TC or M8, far as I know.

You are in for a whole lot of cost, fabricating, and trial-and-error. A WHOLE lot. I wouldn't bother. Seek more modern relief.
 
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