mid control shaft removal?????

Discussion in 'Other Service and Maintenance' started by jp08hdsg, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. jp08hdsg

    jp08hdsg New Member

    I am planing to put forward controls on my 08 fxd.is there a site that offers a detailed instructions?I am new to the wonderful world of harley and want to do it myself and dont want to screw it up.IM NOT TAKEN A HACKSAW TO IT!
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

  3. lowriderfrf

    lowriderfrf Member

    When I went to forward controls with my '06 FXDLI, I had the problem with the mid-control shaft too. I found a website that suggested rotating the shift linkage clockwise and pushing the shaft back through the primary until you can wedge the upper end of the linkage behind a bolt on the engine. The shaft ended up flush with the outer primary case. I covered the shaft end and opening in the primary with a piece of metallic foil tape cut to the size of a nickel. Later I bought a round HD emblem (about the size of a quarter) that stuck with an adhesive backing over the opening and shaft end. It has been there for a couple of years with no problem. Hope this helps.