Bummer!

Discussion in 'General OFF TOPIC' started by Jeff Klarich, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Broke my shift linkage yesterday and my local dealer is closed until Tuesday. Guess it will get a good wax job while I sit on the side lines! :(
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    HMMMMM, H D has gone cheap on the shift linkage, they used to be stout heim joints, my Streetbob has gone thru 2 linkages (STOCK) til i got smart and bought aftermarket heim joint style for half the price of H D , good luck lil brother you can make linkage from ready rod or check Home Depot for heim joints for your existing shaft:s
     
  3. Webbtron

    Webbtron Banned

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    I have a question. Would my linkage (2000 RKing) fit Jeffs bike or even an 2009's? Seems like I see the part dressed up by engraving or other ways and don't remember seeing a year specified.
     
  4. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    I have been told they break from being to rough while shifting.....
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    86 and up linkage appears to be the same:s Except softails
     
  6. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    My friends broke when we were on a ride, and a few zip ties held it for a few hundred miles to finish the ride.
     
  7. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    What wore out was the end that fits onto the tranny shift lever. It appears it's original equipment so I guess that's not to bad for a 05. I can rig it to work until Harley opens on Tuesday.
     
  8. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    That was my thought too Bill, good thing I was a mile from home when it broke. After each shift I had to reach down and put it back on, not fun on a hot engine.:17:
     
  9. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    McGruber'd shift shaft would definitely be dicey with a hot motor, traffic & leaning over to adjust. Probably not one of your top-10 most entertaining rides, by any means. :D
     
  10. gator508

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    Boo on that, at least you got her home, Have a cold one and enjoy the waxing.