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Is the height of the gear shifter adjustable?

Bought a new pair of Daytona boots. Great boots, but the toe shifter area is usually tall and inflexible. Having to make a concerted effort to slide the boot underneath the shifter to upshift. Would like to move the shifter 1/2 an inch higher if possible. Please let me know if you know of any way to accomplish an adjustment up.
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Hey Troy,

Where did you get the black heel-toe shifter? I could only find it in chrome. Did you get it powder coated?
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I had an old heel-toe shifter off of a 1996 or 2001 GW. I had it sandblasted and powder coated by a local shop. He quotes three prices: do it today; do it next week; and, do it when I have time. I chose the last one and it was $90.


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$90 to powder coat a heel shifter? That seems excessively high.



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I do not know. There are four pieces: the base, the rocker arm, the heel pedal, and the toe pedal. The chrome must be removed. The pieces must be smoothed by sandblasting. They must be powder coated, and I asked if they would use a hardening agent on the toe pedal and heel pedals coatings. The "do it now" price was $270, so I thought it sounded fair, or maybe not.


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New to Valkyrie and find it really uncomfortable. I'm 6 ft tall with size 13 boots and find the shifting process unbearable. I see lower pegs or boards are available, along with heel toe shifters. Any experience with these? Any recommendations? It appears Honda doesn't address the issue...only aftermarket solutions are available.
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Hi,
I had the same problem. There is no adjustability on the shifter so I ordered Karyakyn footpegs that sit about an inch lower. Works great...
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$90 to powder coat a heel shifter? That seems excessively high.
I had the two silver passenger hand grips (on my black '14) powder-coated matte black locally for $40 (for the pair). As Troy stated, itemizing the various pieces and the prep-work necessary to de-chrome the shifter, THAT's where you're spending your money.

I have four completely different styles of riding boots that I choose from, based on a number of factors on any given day. Like the OP, I have one pair with the toe area much thicker/"higher" than the other three. Gave up trying to use that pair with this bike. Not worth the aggravation, concentration, and missed shifts.
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