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Shift Spline Diameter Size

r80rt

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I tried to get my foot down on an off camber hill, my pant leg caught on the rear pedal and hung up. I couldn't get my foot up or down and had to lay it over. I was stopped at the time so not a big deal. When I got home I cut the rear portion off and I don't miss it.
 
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AZ7000'

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I’m a firm believer in the toe tap, toe tap shifting “flip flop shifter” design on this and the other CT’s. I did rotate it up for heel room in the back.
 

rkutzner

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Just did some bumpy woods trails, only way I could ride was with my heels on the footrests and that goes against every fiber of my being🙃. As soon as I'd stand up for a root or rock I'd upshift by mistake if the balls of my feet were where they belonged. Even tried tennis shoes instead of boots 🤫 Ridiculous, this ain't a cruiser😎, will be lopping off sooner than later.
 

Bar None

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I tried to get my foot down on an off camber hill, my pant leg caught on the rear pedal and hung up. I couldn't get my foot up or down and had to lay it over. I was stopped at the time so not a big deal. When I got home I cut the rear portion off and I don't miss it.
That almost happened to me today so when I got home I pulled the shifter off and cut off the heel shifter part. Had a similar problem with the kickstarter so might take it off and put in the crate on the back of the CT125.
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m in sc

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those heel toes shifters go way back on trail bikes. Not my favorite but they do serve a purpose when adjusted correctly.
the idea behind them was 2 fold. 1: on rough terrain the shifter wouldn't pop down under weight of the front part since it has a counterweight on the back.
2: so that you wouldn't have to drop your toe down in rough areas so your foot wouldn't get snagged. I broke a toe on my old yz in the woods once because of this (and was in a boot as well) hit it on a stump. Im not saying a heel toe shifter would have stopped that, but that was a design concern at the time. just .02.

stock shifter on my 67:

 

rkutzner

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I concede to not lopping off the heel shifter, it was very convenient in the campground and teaching some kids. Well, after clearing the footpeg area first. I rotated the front up a spline, put the kickstarter in my tail bag and brought the shifter in as shown. Basically a vise and 3 pound mallet. I first bent the inside to be parallel to the bike then bent the front and rear shift peg/pad to be perpendicular. 15 minutes.
 

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