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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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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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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.
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.
 

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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.

Hopefully, more knowledgeable people will respond.
 

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