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Old 03-09-2012, 05:59 AM   #16
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I could barely fit my motocross boots under my shifter and I've small feet compared to most rider. I don't know how you guys upshift?! Just moving it one notch forward made my shifts a lot smoother as well. I just cut the old one off and welded in a hardened steel bolt. I recommend using brass spacers as opposed to nylon for obvious reasons.
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Old 03-10-2012, 01:15 AM   #17
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Man I don't know how you guys do it. I have tried wearing black off road boots and my feet just bake, especially if the sun is on that side. Like a frigging torch is on them. Real pain I'm tell'n ya. I've pulled off and soaked my feet/boots in lakes to cool them down. Having owned 3 oil heads I thought the "beemer burn" was a myth. Concocted when Harleys had no suspension, Triumphs never ran, and BMW's never quit. I can tell ya, it's real on the airheads. I now wear brown unlined boots. The gal that does my pedicures has defiantly noticed, and is much appreciative.
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Old 03-10-2012, 06:16 AM   #18
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:19 AM   #19
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Eventually solved the problem.

I got a new " roller style" shifter and lower and wider foot pegs from Migsel in Belgium.
A great company to deal with, excellent product, excellent service and great prices (which include shipping )

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Old 05-21-2012, 03:28 PM   #20
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I am glad you guys are working this issue out. I don't think I have ever rode a gs with my size 13 MX boots but I have never had an issue riding other airheads with MX boots on but then my High Points were new in 1978. I think a lot of the issues here are the boots themselves. A lot of new boots are just too thick. I can't feel the controls good enough with them. I think the extra weight becomes a safety issue crashing at high speeds. Nothing like having ten pounds at the end of each leg to keep the momentum up!
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:38 PM   #21
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A lot of new boots are just too thick.
Some new MX boots are seriously like downhill ski boots. Whereas before you may have broken an ankle, Now you'll snap your whole fricken leg off. Not to mention the fact that they're way to big and clunky to walk around in if you have a get off and need to pick up your bike or power walk it up something. I'm not a fan. If you aren't racing supercross in an arena, so called "dual sport" boots are better all around for those of us not getting 60 feet of air all day.
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:51 PM   #22
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Boy howdy AW! 60 feet of air or not, too thick is too thick.

I wanted to add AW that is isn't just new MX boots. A lot of new road boots are made as heavy as MX boots use to be. Too much!

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Old 05-23-2012, 05:34 PM   #23
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Much better

Now I can get the boots and bike dirty.

The roller type shifter also seems to have improved shifting, much smoother.
Highly recommend the Migsel parts for an easy inexpensive modification.
The shifter took about 20 minutes and the foot pegs pegs 5 minutes per side.
Total cost including shipping was about 100

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Old 04-16-2013, 01:26 PM   #24
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Son of Beech,.....Sheet! They are Very Very Proud of that shifter. I think I'll just put the toe of my left boot in a vise, and hope for the best.......

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You're right about that! It caught my eye recently as well (I've got the same boot issue) but for $169 they must have left out some of its capabilities - like performing first aid when I've been severely injured or reminding me of my anniversary or...

Think I'm going to go with the Migsel roller and adjust the lever length!
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:11 PM   #25
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Easy fix.

It takes about twenty minutes.

Consider the foot pegs too.

I have just over 10,00 miles since I swithched, very happy.

The boots still squeak though ;-(
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:24 PM   #26
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feet too long,,

I could not make the thing fit my foot no matter all the adjustment.
It was just too close to my foot.
So, I made this one from a bar of aluminum, cut off the stock pedal and drilled out the next nearest hole just a tad to fit the step I machined on the replacement shifter pedal.
I will be changing this for one of a smaller diameter, this one is just a little too fat at 1", but I think a 5/8" diameter will be just right!
next I'll think about making it a roller,,

on the bike,,


this is much better for me than the stock shifter for toe engagement.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:55 AM   #27
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I could not make the thing fit my foot no matter all the adjustment.
It was just too close to my foot.
So, I made this one from a bar of aluminum, cut off the stock pedal and drilled out the next nearest hole just a tad to fit the step I machined on the replacement shifter pedal.
I will be changing this for one of a smaller diameter, this one is just a little too fat at 1", but I think a 5/8" diameter will be just right!
next I'll think about making it a roller,,

on the bike,,


this is much better for me than the stock shifter for toe engagement.
Looks nice! I saw link to this on another forum (sorry don't remember which)


Which is sold for $28 plus $4.50 shipping here http://www.northwoodsairheads.com/parts-links.html

If I hadn't already ordered the Migsel I probably would've gone with this - oh well, too fast on the draw... I'm sure I'll be happy with the Migsel when it comes as well.
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