04 Night Train shifter

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by zeno, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. zeno

    zeno New Member

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    I have a 04 Night Train & the shifter lever will sometimes stick in the up or down position while shifting. If I slightly tap it, it will return ready for the next shift. Any ideas as to why?
     
  2. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Make sure pivot points are clean and lubed. Also check for proper linkage adjustment.
     
  3. harleydogg

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    My 04 Softail Standard has done the same thing before. Remove the shifter and the shaft that goes through the forward control bracket. That shaft most likely has some rust on it , clean it with fine grit sand paper or cloth , grease and replace. Make note of location of shifter on shaft so you can put it back in same place. I hope this helps , good luck. Mike,