The Adjustable Holy Shift. Shifting Gear Ergonomics Improved.

Holy-Shift-bisholyshiftThe ways we shift gears on a motorcycle didn’t change much during a century.

A step forward may be the , the world’s first and only shifter that adjusts on the fly to the individual rider …. and the size of his shoes.

Holy Shift addresses the shifting gear ergonomics in a way never done before. An interesting new product from .

And when a video explains clearly, I don’t have much to add in writing.

24 Responses to “The Adjustable Holy Shift. Shifting Gear Ergonomics Improved.”


  1. 1 Rob Vohn Mar 14th, 2015 at 11:28 am

    This looks really hot! It makes me think how come bikes haven’t been like this forever! It makes a lot of sense! I on it!

  2. 2 nicker Mar 14th, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    RE:
    “… how come bikes haven’t been like this forever…”

    Perhaps because the OEMs assume that most motorcycles are still being purchase to be “ridden,” not “driven”…….. ???

    Just a thought.
    -nicker-

  3. 3 BobS Mar 14th, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    Genius.

  4. 4 fuji Mar 14th, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    nicker.

    good reply.

  5. 5 B. D. Mar 14th, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Never done before?

    Check out the shifter that came as original equipment on my 2008 Buell 1125R. It adjusts for shoe size and I love this feature. As I have stated here before, Erik Buell is a friggin’ genius!

  6. 6 Indie Crew Customs Mar 14th, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    B.D.

    First off, let me start by saying that we are happy to know that you can appreciate the concept of adjustability!

    When I first saw your response, I set out to do some homework and make sure we didn’t miss out on anything, after all, there are so many different bikes out there!

    The OEM shifter you have on your Buel shares absolutely no similarities with Holy Shift.

    The Buel shifter does allow for a small range of adjustment on the length of the shifter lever only. This feature is actually present in many other shifters such as rear sets. BMW also offers a shifter that is even one step above yours: it allows the peg to be moved in a circular manner, providing some degree of multi-directional adjustment.

    Holy Shift indeed provides adjustability at levels never done before. Perhaps you didn’t have a chance to watch our video . . . two pegs, rotational adjustment, distance adjustment, striking point adjustment, adjustment of distance between the two pegs, roller pegs, etc. . . . all on-the-fly.

    Holy Shift also enhances performance by reducing your response time, which also can translate into safety.

    As a matter of fact, our Holy Shift Sports Version would integrate incredibly well with your Buel Shift lever, for an unprecedented level of adjustability, ergonomics and performance!

    Cheers!

  7. 7 Indie Crew Customs Mar 14th, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    Nicker . . .

    Greetings!

    Here at Indie Crew, we are avid riders, racers and absolutely passionate about motorcycles.

    I can see how you could initially think that Holy Shift is intended solely for comfort, but it is far beyond that!

    Actually, it has everything to do with “riding” as opposed to “driving”. It enhances performance by reducing your shifting and response time, addressing a number of limitations of an outdated and neglected system that has seen little to no improvement over decades.

    Holy Shift actually makes you connect with the bike and the pleasure of riding even more, by giving you more focus, more natural movement, and faster action.

    Just like racers have bikes that are highly modified to fit their unique bodies, Holy Shift brings you the ability to achieve a much deeper integration with this incredible machine we all love!

    To wash down the feeling of riding would be a crime . . . one that we would never want to perpetrate!

    Cheers!

  8. 8 thomas Mar 15th, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Kool idea ,,,

  9. 9 Rob Campbell Mar 15th, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Digging the FAQ on the site. Noting that “brake” is spelled “break” on the site.

    This looks pretty fantastic. It’d be nice to have an adjustable brake pedal as well, though I note that the peg itself is fixed on that side rather than rotary in the interest of safety, so I suspect the same would be true of adjusting brake pedal position.

    Great design.

  10. 10 Indie Crew Customs Mar 16th, 2015 at 8:29 am

    Hey Rob,

    Thank you for bringing the typo to our attention! Highly appreciated! We’ll fix it!

    The adjustment for the brake peg is somewhat a safety concern, since much more force is applied to it than to the shifter, so adding anything to the shift lever would require significant hardware for integrity.

    We also feel like the brake assembly is more sensible than traditional shifter as is, since you only use it in 1 direction, allowing it to be positioned properly for that one dedicated function.

    An adjustment in length could be implemented by just shortening the shift lever and re-attaching the peg for cruisers or with rear sets for sport bikes.

    Thank you for your comments!

    Cheers!

  11. 11 Indie Crew Customs Mar 16th, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Hey Rov Vohn, BobS and Thomas . . .

    Thank you for the support! We have been embraced by an incredible range of riders . . . Even above our highest expectations!

    Check us out on Facebook/Instagram/Twiter and stay tuned for promos, events,new releases etc.!

    Cheers!!!!

  12. 12 Indie Crew Customs Mar 16th, 2015 at 8:35 am

    I just want to thank your incredible host JeremySumpter who has been an incredible resource for information, news, fun, and all good things motorcycle!!!!

    Thank you, Cyril!

    Cheers!

  13. 13 william wooters Mar 16th, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    I have a 06 v rod need price and place to buy

  14. 14 Blackmax Mar 16th, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    WOW !!!
    This could be the start of something Very big !!!
    Seriously, product addresses a need & works well from what I can see
    Applications for Victory & Indian coming soon ????

  15. 15 nicker Mar 16th, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    Indie Crew Customs,

    RE:
    “…I can see how you could initially think that Holy Shift is intended solely for comfort, but it is far beyond that! …”

    OK…
    So, you-all make “rear-sets” with that over-under-toe configuration….???

    -nicker-

  16. 16 Indie Crew Customs Mar 17th, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    William Wooters . . .

    We just did an install on a V-Rod at Daytona . . . I will have pictures soon at our Facebook page . . . It looks and works fantastic!

    We are fine-tuning our site, especially the part of the shopping, but nevertheless it is functional and secure. You can order from there :

    The price is the same for all styles and finishes, and the product is universal and not model specific.

    Retail is 254.95 for the shifter side. If you need a matching brake peg, you can have it for 10%off regular price – Reg. 59.95, 10% off 53.95.

    Two important notes: MADE IN USA and LIFETIME WARRANTY!

    I hope we can get some pictures of Holy Shift on your 06 V-Rod!

    Thank you!

    Cheers!

  17. 17 Indie Crew Customs Mar 17th, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Blackmax . . .

    Thank you! We honestly believe that as more and more people experience it it will become a new standard for shifters! It truly is an awesome experience!!

    Holy Shift is Universal and can be installed in virtually any bike (Indians, Victory, HD, metric cruisers, sport bikes, touring, dual sport, adventure, café racers, etc.).

    It actually attaches to your existing shift lever (OEM or not), right where your peg is!

    BTW, if you guys click on our name here, it links you to our website. 🙂

    Thanks again!!!

    Cheers!!

  18. 18 Indie Crew Customs Mar 17th, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Nicker,

    Thanks for staying in the conversation! Appreciated! Something new like Holy Shift does require a lot of explanations and we appreciate the opportunities to do so.

    We don’t make rear sets . . . What happens is that Holy Shift installs into whatever shift lever you may have (OEM or not), including rear set ones.

    This way you don’t have to change anything else that you already have and love. It just adds a ton of functionality, ergonomics and performance to your bike.

    We have been discussing the possibility of offering shift levers and even rear sets, but if we go that direction, it will take a while.

    Right now, the key is that you can just install Holy Shift into virtually anything.

    Thank you.

    Cheers!

  19. 19 Laurence Zankowski Mar 17th, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Indie Crew folks,

    The question, unless i did not see it, what is actual the weight(s) of all versions of holy shift?

    The next question, with the only point of reference is my road king, I have no idea about other makes or models, is:

    The issues of shift linkage and possible automatic downshifting on unsmooth or unexpected potholes / collision avoidance ( based upon increase of weight on shift lever arm from the point of folcrum ) which brings up another issue on the weight of holy shift over time causing unforeseen mechanical anomalies.

    These could come back to haunt you especially in this litigious society.

    Might have to think about a complete package out of titanium which includes shift lever and possible shift linkage.

    Be well

    Laurence

  20. 20 nicker Mar 17th, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Indie Crew Customs,

    Got-cha.
    Thanks for the explanation.

    -nicker-

  21. 21 The Supreme Team Mar 18th, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Ummmm…”a complete package out of titanium”? LOL.
    Add $300 to the price tag, and the weight of titanium on the peg alone is about 175% the weight of aluminum. Likewise, why would anybody machine a shift link and arm out of titanium when billet is more than adequate? A properly machined and secured piece of billet will snap the steel shift shaft before it would break, or strip it’s own splines.

    Interesting concepts guys. Not for me, but I’m sure you’ll do well with it. Good luck!!

  22. 22 Indie Crew Customs Mar 19th, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Laurence Zankowski / The Supreme Team

    Hey Laurence, thanks for the participation and comments . . .

    Holy Shift is very light . . . The cruiser models range from 0.75~1.02 lb (chrome weights more), which is irrelevant as far as extra weight on the shift lever. Most of the weight is on the Stainless Steel spindles and bearings (and the chrome plating itself).

    The Sport model weights an insignificant 0.14 lb (2.24 oz or 63.5 grams)!

    We have put over 1,000 miles on them on all different terrains, bikes and riding styles and have never experienced any influence of the weight into the functioning of the shifting on its own.

    Unintended shifting is not an issue, since it takes quite more force to actuate the shifter than the weight alone could possibly produce.

    As for mechanical anomalies, the whole shifting mechanism is designed and intended to endure even rough operation and will not be affected by Holy Shift. Actually some commonly used aftermarket pegs alone could add similar weight to the assembly.

    The Supreme Team is correct concerning the properties of billet T6 aluminum . . . These pieces are quality machined to very low tolerances and far surpass the basic needs of the application, while keeping cost and weight to a minimum!

    Thank you again for asking! One more opportunity to provide folks with info about our product!

    Ride Safe!

    Cheers!

  23. 23 Indie Crew Customs Mar 19th, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    nicker . . .

    My pleasure! And thanks again for participating on the chat!

    Peace, and Ride Safe!!!

  24. 24 Axel Mar 24th, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Frankly, I think an adjustable heel and toe shifter would be much better.

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