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MC Enterprises Floorboards with Heel-Toe Shifter - Yamaha V-Star 650

MC Enterprises Floorboards with Heel-Toe Shifter - Yamaha V-Star 650

Reviewed by: Jim Mountford (sailingjim
Reviewed for: 1999 650 V-Star Classic
Used for: < 1 month

Ratings:
Overall Rating: 3
Ease of install: 3
Value: 3
Would buy again: yes




Review Summary:
I like them, and I don't like them. First, the instructions were not that good, no graphics, just text. I was able to figure it out, but for the techically challenged it may be too much to handle. Second, the illustration and the shift control for the V-Star 650 Classic do not match. The shifter is not of the heal and toe type, but more like a long paddle that is 3 inches or so above the floorboards that your foot rests on when shifting. In order to shift you have to take your foot off the floorboard, place it on the paddle assembly to shift. Third, the back brake lever is inboard too much and the first few times I had to hunt for the lever. Wish MC Enterprises would include some kind of mod to bring the lever footpad more outboard and lower to conform with the height of the floorboard. Do I like it? Yea, even with the drawbacks it makes my ride considerably more comfortable. With the pegs I was constantly trying to find a comfortable postion. Its well made and the only problem I had installing was I had to add some washers on the Left side of the floorboard assembly before attaching the flooboard assembly to the bike. Othewise the spring loaded floorboard would have been bound up and not allowed any movement in a hard lean in case the board scraped the ground. I only had that problem when i lowerd the rear end a few inches, once I raised the front end that problem went away. What would I do if I ran MC Enterprises? Make the shifter like the 1100 and stop with all the foolishness of a paddle assembly, ect.


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