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Been looking at a bunch of heal toe shifters. Does anyone have a link to good black ones? Also looking for instructions on how to install to see if it is something I can do on my own.
 

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They say heal toe shifters tear up transmissions. Riders shift too hard and cause damage. I have boards & toe/heal on my GW. I shift gently and the boards are in the way when I stop. Plus, they rub the ground in sharp turns.
 

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I had them installed for an hour, took them off and sold them. I bought a used kuryakyn set off the Goldwing forum. They were bolt on
 

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I cut the heel part off my old bike after 12 months. Got in the way of being able to move my foot back. Much happier afterwards.
 

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I have the Kuryakyn heel toe shifter with the Kuryakyn Ribbed Floorboards. They work great for me.

As for warranty. If you have tranny problems, just remove the heel toe shifter before you bring it in.

There is lots of debates going on for years on the heel toe shifters and possible problems they cause. Many bikes have them from factory without any issues. Some Goldwing riders have had them on for hundreds of thousands of miles without any issues. Many believe that it is a tranny design issue with our wings. I have had mine on since I got it and I have never had any issues. I love it and I wouldn't ride without it.
 

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Honda will void your transmission warranty if you have heal/toe shifter.
I called Honda America about this voiding the warranty and it does not void the warranty. They said if the heal toe shifter causes the problem it won't be covered, but if its a Honda part issue it would still be covered. A little relief perhaps.
 

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"Heel" guys, not "heal"….just sayin'
No, it really IS a "heal/toe" shifter and not a "heel/toe" shifter that everyone sees in all the aftermarket catalogs. Every time I upshift using my heel, it helps heal my toe!

Yeah, I'm one of THOSE people! ;)
 

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I have the Kuryakyn heel toe shifter with the Kuryakyn Ribbed Floorboards. They work great for me.

As for warranty. If you have tranny problems, just remove the heel toe shifter before you bring it in.

There is lots of debates going on for years on the heel toe shifters and possible problems they cause. Many bikes have them from factory without any issues. Some Goldwing riders have had them on for hundreds of thousands of miles without any issues. Many believe that it is a tranny design issue with our wings. I have had mine on since I got it and I have never had any issues. I love it and I wouldn't ride without it.
Do you any pictures of the shifter side showing the heel/tow shifter? I am ready to get something and like the Kuryakyn's in black. I am not really a chrome guy. I also saw some Rivco's. Haven't seen anything about those.
 

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Been looking at a bunch of heal toe shifters. Does anyone have a link to good black ones? Also looking for instructions on how to install to see if it is something I can do on my own.
One of the first mods I did to the bike was install black boards. I was used to them coming from a VTX and the pegs felt awkward. Got mine off eBay for less than 200 and they have over 3K miles on them with no issues whatsoever. I was wary of them coming from China but they are very well built and sturdy.

Here’s the link;

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Driver-Flo...ash=item33f66c002c:g:~zsAAOSwSXdZ2xyC&vxp=mtr
 

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One of the first mods I did to the bike was install black boards. I was used to them coming from a VTX and the pegs felt awkward. Got mine off eBay for less than 200 and they have over 3K miles on them with no issues whatsoever. I was wary of them coming from China but they are very well built and sturdy.

Here’s the link;

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Driver-Flo...ash=item33f66c002c:g:~zsAAOSwSXdZ2xyC&vxp=mtr
I would be wary of them coming from China as well. If you had a problem, what kind of warranty would they provide...or even customer service. They do look pretty good though. How are they on the bike? I find the stock peg a little wide when putting my foot down on the ground. Are these as wide as stock pegs? And do you have a picture of them on your bike?

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I would be wary of them coming from China as well. If you had a problem, what kind of warranty would they provide...or even customer service. They do look pretty good though. How are they on the bike? I find the stock peg a little wide when putting my foot down on the ground. Are these as wide as stock pegs? And do you have a picture of them on your bike?

Thanks

I’ve had issues with other eBay/China purchases and never had difficulty getting a replacement or a refund. Same with Amazon. They are prob as wide as the stock peg and install easily. They fold up if scraped on turns and I fold up the left one to access the kickstand. As well made as they appear to be at half the price of others, I’ll take a chance with them. Otoh, I bought highway pegs from China and ended up giving them to a friend who doesn’t mind peeling chrome. I replaced them with the black Kury Ergo2’s. Much better quality.

I’m 6’ and don’t have issues straddling the boards.
 

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Thanks for the information. I went with the Kuryakyn black floorboards. Just more peace of mind than anything else. Hopefully they will be here this week. I am also getting 2 inch rox risers installed as well. After these few things, I think the corbin bags will be next. Maybe a windshield of some sort. I think that is all this bike needs. Even the windshield is just a maybe. Not sure what to use in that department with so many options. I will have to wait and see where the bars end up before doing anything with the windshield though. Could make a difference on how they mount.
 

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Boards and shifter are on as of this morning. Haven't had a chance to ride it much yet, but from the dealer home it was a great improvement for me. Will take a little to get used to, but I already like it better.
 

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My cousin has a heel toe shifter on his 08 goldwing. I had a **** of a time with it since my size 13 boots didn't fit between the shift levers. I found myself either riding my foot on one or the other, or having to turn my toe out at an uncomfortable angle.

I don't know if the levers were adjustable length or not.
 
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