|Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 07:14 pm: ||
Noob alert: do you gents know if anyone makes a custom gear shifter for the CR like this?
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attachments/superbik es-imports/1362372d1429445756t-harley-davidson-her itage-softail-classic-flstc-comprehensive-review-1 5-left-footboard-heel-toe-gear-lever.jpg
I don't even know if that style of shifting is popular in sport-bike land.. really curious because my new boots are rather chunky and I am experimenting with ways to more easily shift.
|Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 09:02 am: ||
Very not popular in sportbike land.
I've never seen one, especially one that's actually on the market, you would need to go fully custom for something like that.
|Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 12:59 pm: ||
You can (and should!) adjust the resting height of your shifter peg, so it clears your footwear without being too high up to get on top of for a downshift. Make it so your toes aren't pointed too far down to be comfortable, and so you don't have to lift your foot too far to get into the next higher gear. Same for the rear brake lever - adjust its height so you can toe the brake comfortably with minimal leg movement (since you may need the brakes in a hurry, you don't want it to take too much work to activate them!).
|Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 10:37 pm: ||
As a vet with a service-connected leg length discrepancy of about 3cm, all my left leg footwear has to have the sole height increased to compensate. Yup, that probably meets the definition of "chunky". You can bet it's impossible to shift with a logging-style boot in that configuration. Even my running shoes are unworkable with that degree of sole lift.
So I did some research, and got a pair of Sidi riding boots. I figured out that I don't do much walking when I go out for a blast on the twisty backroads, and if I do need to walk a moderate distance, the Sidis are tolerable enough without the usual sole compensation. I use an internal orthotic of about 1 cm, which helps a bit.
Aerostitch.com offers a "Combat Touring" boot that is low profile, rugged, and very well made, which may solve your problem. They are expensive, but they last forever and can be re-soled. I hope to order a pair when my Sidis wear out.
|Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 - 11:39 am: ||
just an idea...some of us have Uly foot pegs on our 1125r...lowers the foot peg about 1"...the shift and brake "pegs" become a difficult to engage in the "heat of battle"...so I extended my "pegs" about .75" with some spacers and a longer bolt...here's a post with pictures from back in the day...Al's no longer in biz, so you can't purchase what is shown in the post, but it doesn't mean you can't make your own...(see my DIY solution)
|Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 - 12:45 pm: ||
H-D had a one piece heel & toe shifter for their 80s era bikes, likely FXR (T or P). I had one for my '87 FXRT that I tried briefly - didn't care for it much though.