Changing out the shifter rod

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by ImaRider, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. ImaRider

    ImaRider Active Member

    I think before it gives me any problems now is a good time to change out my shifter rod. My plan is to buy a pair of heim joints replacing the stock ends. What I don't know is what to do for new bolts to attach the heim joints to the shifting levers. Can anyone tell me what bolts they used if they have done this? The nearest hardware store is 35 miles away so I would like to have a solid list when I go.
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

    On my Streetbob the bolts are 5/16th, take your old rod with you, match up the threads and give yourself a bit more in length so you can lock washer and nut it :s Shifter Linkage - M/C Parts Here is where I got my linkage, H D wanted 2 times as much for the same linkage
  3. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

    Thats what I did. Great minds think alike...:rofl