Gear Change Lever

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by llandie.50, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. llandie.50

    llandie.50 Member

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    Hi
    I have a 2006 machine and i have just brought some new boots with a bigger toe on them. the problem is now that i cant get my toe between the rest and the gear change to make a smooth change. I have tried to adjust the leaver but now its too high. I need a lever about 1" longer . is there a good place to buy these>


    Thanks



    Mick
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    How about dropping the lever down a spline on the shaft and readjusting the linkage again.
     
  3. tsp45acp

    tsp45acp Active Member

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    +1 Glider, That's what I did. Tracy
     
  4. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

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    maybe I'm reading this post wrong but --- if the lever was at MoCo installation specs. and rider did not have room there and now after moving it it's to high,how would dropping a spline help?? Unless lever went up more than one notch????? Sorry just trying to clear it up in the ol' noggin!!!
     
  5. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    I read it twice just to make sure I wasn't reading it wrong. But unless you had a torch and a welder that advice wouldn't help.Come on Glider prove us wrong(I'm sure you will)
     
  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    This is how I see it and have done it this way on a few bikes.
    Moving the lever one spline in either direction raises/lowers the lever significantly on the shaft and adjustment of the linkage then on most bikes would "fine tune" it to a more desirable location to fit your size by lengthening or shortening the shift linkage . Of course you have to have the ball ends with the lock nuts on the linkage to do this.

    Does that help?
     
  7. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

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    So --- put the gear shift lever back to original position and adjust the linkage + or -, to "lift" the lever up enough to get the boot between the floorboard/peg and lever or leave it at the position it's at now,which is to high, and adjust linkage to lower lever enough right?
     
  8. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    You got it. give some here and take some there.:D
     
  9. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

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    And it only took roughly a day for me to get it !!!!!! whooo-hhhoooooo! ha-ha!
     
  10. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    That's no problem, most people don't even know this can be adjusted.:D