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Heel-Toe Shifter for 82 XV920

PostAuthor: areilla10 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:35 pm

My Dad has an identical bike to mine - an 82 XV920. It was my Uncle's, who recently passed away. He drove it up here to Canada from Michigan 20 years ago, parked it, and caught a ride back with family. It's been at my Dad's shop ever since. Uncle Jack was my Dad's mentor growing up; they raced bikes and cars together, and he taught my Dad a lot during his early years as a mechanic. Dad wants to get his bike back on the road, but the problem is that he's got really bad scoliosis. This causes pinched nerves, which has resulted in weakened muscles in his lower leg/foot/ankle. It means he can't lift his foot to shift gears. A heel-toe shifter would solve the problem. I was thinking about getting him some parts for the bike for Christmas, and this is on the list.

Since I can 't ask for his expertise in this case, does anyone have any insight into this kind of customization? Does the foot control position have to change to accommodate this? Has anyone tried it? Thanks in advance for any feedback.
'82 XV920 --> Cafe Racer (loading... 5%)

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Re: Heel-Toe Shifter for 82 XV920

PostAuthor: choppin » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:25 pm

:VTF: I can help with your dad's problem. I make a heel shifter that can be attached to the shift lever. see photo. If you need anything just PM me and we can get the info you need to order.

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Re: Heel-Toe Shifter for 82 XV920

PostAuthor: areilla10 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:46 am

Hi Choppin! Thanks for this. I'll send you a PM. :)
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