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Now that everything has settled down in the development/production saga, I'm posting the availability of the heel shifter kit here in its proper place. The full cost for US based shipments is still $59 and the Canadian delivered price is $66.00 (USD). There are 16 units remaining and when they are gone, they are gone.

Here is the link for the written manual:

http://magic-pc.net/CTX700/CTX700-HeelShifterManual.pdf

I've also uploaded two crude videos to show (1) the installation of the shift lever itself:

http://www.magic-pc.net/CTX700/InstallShifter.mp4

And next is the video of one way to trim the tupperware that covers the gearshift:

http://www.magic-pc.net/CTX700/TrimTupperware.mp4:)
 

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Now that everything has settled down in the development/production saga, I'm posting the availability of the heel shifter kit here in its proper place. The full cost for US based shipments is still $59 and the Canadian delivered price is $66.00 (USD). There are 16 units remaining and when they are gone, they are gone.

Here is the link for the written manual:
http://magic-pc.net/CTX700/CTX700-HeelShifterManual.pdf

I've also uploaded two crude videos to show (1) the installation of the shift lever itself:
http://www.magic-pc.net/CTX700/InstallShifter.mp4

And next is the video of one way to trim the tupperware that covers the gearshift:
http://www.magic-pc.net/CTX700/TrimTupperware.mp4:)
Dan ( @Devilsfan ) came over got his final production version of the shifter. Rainy weather has finally returned to the area, so I don't think he'll be giving a road use report for a few days.

One thing I noticed this morning was that I lost the nylock nut holding the shifter arm on to the stock toe lever base. So just to be sure I put a drop of green thread locker on the new one I put on Dan's.

The other thing was that I installed a set of the small Kuryakyn floor boards on my bike. The small length is 5.7" vs. 8.5" for the large ones I had on before. I wanted to confirm that they could be used with the shifters -- clearly they can. And in fact, I liked them enough to leave them in place (as least for now).

There's no change to how/where the tupperware gets cutouts and the rear pedal position can remain the same. I'll give you some road testing results in the near future.

JSYK, there are still more than a dozen of the shifters on the shelf, ready to go.
 

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Optional installation mods

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I had considered the heel toe shifter, but concluded it might not work with my personal board/feet position as described, that is, my heel is quite far back with the board at its maximum rearward position AND I ride with my heel rearward and off the board.

Lynn
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JSYK, My boards are installed with the upper front mounting point as well (with a slight downward pitch). Much of the time the way I've used the heel shifter winds up ignoring the rear peg. My frequent execution is lifting my heel slightly while swinging the heel into the engine case and then pressing down on the top of the shifter bar itself (not the rear peg).

I'm testing the smaller Kuryakyn boards right now. But I can envision the final configuration for my size 12's could be minus the rear peg, regardless of which boards I finally settle on.
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Not wanting to hijack anything, I moved these posts over from another thread so I could share the following: I made some adjustments to my personal installation that I thought I'd post for future reference. I moved the front toe lever way down with just enough space for me to slip my foot under in case I'd ever need to. That changed the angle of the heel shifter which was positioned and drilled for a more "standard" installation. I also am testing out a set of small, 5.7" Kuryakyn floorboards. I rather like them and may just keep them for the long haul.

I took the path of least resistance and notched the heel lever to bring it into the position I wanted rather than doing a bunch of welding and drilling. I'm also running without any rear peg finding that I prefer just a slight lift & a twist of my foot to engage the lever. The lever has a stout powder coating and should hold up just fine in the long run.

The pictures below tell the tale better than my blathering:
 

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Some are still available

It has been quite awhile since I last posted about my heel shifter, so I'm posting the availability of the heel shifter once again. The full cost for US based shipments is still $59 and the Canadian delivered price is $66.00 (USD). There are 9 units remaining and when they are gone, they are gone.

Here's the link with all the information about development:

http://www.ctx700forum.com/forum/ctx700-parts/59434-custom-heel-shifter-availability.html

Here is the link for the written manual:

http://magic-pc.net/CTX700/CTX700-HeelShifterManual.pdf

I've also uploaded two crude videos to show (1) the installation of the shift lever itself:

http://www.magic-pc.net/CTX700/InstallShifter.mp4

And next is the video of one way to trim the tupperware that covers the gearshift:

http://www.magic-pc.net/CTX700/TrimTupperware.mp4:)
 

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Bumping this thread for 6 Speed Newbies!

It has been quite awhile since I last posted about my heel shifter, so I'm posting the availability of the heel shifter once again. The full cost for US based shipments is still $59 and the Canadian delivered price is $66.00 (USD). There are 9 units remaining and when they are gone, they are gone.

Here's the link with all the information about development:

http://www.ctx700forum.com/forum/ctx700-parts/59434-custom-heel-shifter-availability.html

Here is the link for the written manual:

http://magic-pc.net/CTX700/CTX700-HeelShifterManual.pdf

I've also uploaded two crude videos to show (1) the installation of the shift lever itself:

http://www.magic-pc.net/CTX700/InstallShifter.mp4

And next is the video of one way to trim the tupperware that covers the gearshift:

http://www.magic-pc.net/CTX700/TrimTupperware.mp4:)
Okay at the suggestion of our friend @nick13, I'm bumping the thread that has all the information you need to know about my custom CTX heel shifter add-on. Check it out of you have a 6 speed manual. I designed and built it for myself and I'm glad I did.

As of right now, 10 units remain. So, look over this thread for all the details.:):):)
 

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A few years ago I had Honda VTX1300C. After I installed floorboards, I realized the hill/toe shifter was a must have add-on. So I installed the shifter from VTX1300R. HUGE relief! What a difference. Was very happy with that mod.

I think if anyone thinking about floorboards, it should go in pair with hill shifter. Makes it into all different bike.
 

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What is this "shifting" of which you speak?

:)

ps- that looks awesome, if I had the 6 speed, I'd want this!
 

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Fixing a broken video link

What with all the misery recently about broken links for pictures apparently over now (for me anyway), I came across an unrelated syntax error for my "Trim Tupperware" video that results in a dead end 404 error.

BTW, I still have 8 heel shifters left in case any newbies were unaware that there was such a thing. Well there is, for the next 8 folks who want one anyhow.

Here is the link for the written manual:

https://magic-pc.net/CTX700/CTX700-HeelShifterManual.pdf

I've also uploaded two crude, but informative videos to show (1) the installation of the shift lever itself:

https://www.magic-pc.net/CTX700/InstallShifter.mp4

And next is the video of one way to trim the tupperware that covers the gearshift:

https://www.magic-pc.net/CTX700/TrimTupperware.mp4
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A few heel shifters still available

It has been almost a year since I last mentioned them. But cleaning up the garage to fit in the new KIA that my kids leased for us, I came across the remaining stock of the custom CTX heel shifters I made. If you have a 6-speed and haven't seen these, read over this thread. I still have about 6 of these out there.

I love mine and for that reason alone, I'm glad I bothered to do it. Send me a PM if interested in getting one for yourself.
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Bob, how may I go about getting one of your custom heel shift kits? Thanks, David
Easy, peasy! I think I have 5 left, so just send me a PM with your PayPal email address & ZIP code and I'll send you an invoice. Don't do it here in an "open" post for privcy reasons. Doing it that way, processing & shipping it out to you is a breeze for me, not to mention secure for you.

The full cost for US based shipments is still $59 and the Canadian delivered price is $66.00 (USD).

Since your are new, to do a PM, just click here @BobWitte and put your information in the message dialog that appears. Submit it when done, and there you go!
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And then there was one!

It has been quite awhile since I last posted about my heel shifter. And as of this morning, there is now only one left. Sadly, with the increases in postal flat rates, the full cost for a US based shipment is now $62 and the Canadian delivered price is $69.00 (USD) for whoever gets this last copy. I've always said, when they are gone, they are gone.

Here's the link with all the information about development:

https://www.ctx700forum.com/forum/ctx700-parts/59434-custom-heel-shifter-availability.html

Here is the link for the written manual:

http://magic-pc.net/CTX700/CTX700-HeelShifterManual.pdf

I've also uploaded two how-to videos to show (1) the installation of the shift lever itself:

http://www.magic-pc.net/CTX700/InstallShifter.mp4

And next is the video of one way to trim the tupperware that covers the gearshift:

http://www.magic-pc.net/CTX700/TrimTupperware.mp4:)
So, the first one who PM's me with their PayPal email address and postal code, will get this final shifter.
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p.s. I still love mine!!
 

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End of the shifter line

Okay boys & girls, as posted in the other heel shifter thread, the last of my custom made heel shifters for the 6 speed manuals has just been packed up and will ship out tomorrow. I was surprised that it took over 3 years to sell the entire run of just 20 units. Mighty glad I wasn't counting on paying my mortgage out of the proceeds, especially since it took about half the run just to cover the production costs. But then, I didn't do it to make money, I did it so I could have one for myself.
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