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Unless you want to go tank shift and foot clutch. Then you would just have to source and configure the actual 45 parts.
No, didn't want to shift at the tank.
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Any suggestions of a heel toe shifter?
For what I've seen the most heel toe shifters are used on the left side.

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You could probably use something like this and mount it in a way that the heel and toe part is away from the floorboard. Turn it 180 degrees. That will give you some space to shift without hitting the floorboard. Turn it 180 degrees (so basically turn the picture you see here upside down and you know what I mean :-)
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So an update and question. I'm going to run the brake on the right side of the bike. I'm still trying to decide on the floorboard position, but I'm close. And I need to get the controls sorted to know exactly what I need for mounting of the boards. Question . .what is the difference in the way the 75-76 and the 77- brake pedal assemblies work and mount? Obviously this is a drum rear brake. Thanks
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I changed my direction and am making my own "side straps" to mount the floorboards and also the controls. This took a couple hours to cut, weld, grind, etc and get it so it should work. Obviously, there's another side to do. Now the boards will mount like a flat head, which is the look I want . I could buy repro side pieces like this, but they wouldn't be right. So they'd be cut and diced . . seemed best to just make my own. I will add a pivot to the right side, for the brake pedal. I'll buy a flat head pedal and build the pivot to match/work. Thoughts?

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Looks like a good start. I always prefer fabricated to bolt on.
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Well there is no bolt one for what I'm doing. But I 'm always looking for the best way, versus money. I would have had to seriously modify anything I bought, so starting from scratch was the best choice. Working on a matching piece for the otherside now. trick, is mounting them to the frame, and of course the operation of the pedal. I ordered a WL brake pedal, just waiting on it to show up.
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I have both pieces made and mounting decided. I have threaded the footpeg "extensions" from the frame, so I can attached the rear of the strap. I may have to cut down the left side some, but the engine is back out to do this mod. Once I can mock the engine back up and can calculate how far out the straps need to be mounted. I'm also "still" waiting on the brake pedal so I can finish the right side strap, since the brake pedal will operate from it. You can also see the two holes in each piece for the floor boards to mount.



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Big progress. You should now be able to see what I'm doing. I'm sure before most were "huh" ? Brake pedal came in and it's installed, along, obviously, with it's pivot. Big step here.




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Looking good! What about the ground clearance in corners?
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