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.$90 to powder coat a heel shifter? That seems excessively high.
Same. Low profile boots only (for me) on this bike. And you get used to shifting a bit more with the side of the boot, not "toes under" so much. Never think about it now.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.
Are these the pegs you are interested in?Can anyone provide a link to the Kuryakan pegs mentioned?
Update for any searchers.Thanks. I ordered the Kuryakans.
Seems very reasonable to me (the 3rd option).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.
In case anyone else needs this in the future, I tried to do exactly what was mentioned above, spin the splined section over a tooth to lift the shifter a bit, but around the splined section it is VERY restricted in there. I think Honda did it on purpose to make overtravel stops, so stomping on the lever wouldn't mean stomping on the gears. The downside is if you move it over even a single tooth either direction, you wont have access to all the gears.On the 1500 Valkyrie, the shifter shaft was accessible and I loosened the pinch bolt to adjust the shift lever a spline or two. I think the same is possible with the removal of plastic on the 1800 Valkyrie. When the weather allows I hope to find out. I would also like to adjust the rear brake lever/pedal higher too.