Night Train help

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by FXSTB, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. FXSTB

    FXSTB New Member

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    I'm restoring a 2007 Night Train after it was crashed but I'm having trouble with a new gear lever on the forward control mount. I've brought a standard lever but there's no clearance between the engine block for the gear lever shaft back to the primary housing and the gear lever shaft is to long.

    I've taken off the forward control mount and I'm interested to know if other late model owners or machinics think it's bent or is it meant to be on an angle? This would explain the lack of clearance maybe. If it's not then I may have chassis problems that I really don't want!

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    Cheers all.
     
  2. Big Rol

    Big Rol Active Member

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    certainly looks like theres something wonky to me, it looks like the mount and lever are twisted clockways (from the top) causing the rod to be about an in too long. Some more pics of the mount a little forward of these would help
     
  3. FXSTB

    FXSTB New Member

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    Cheers guys,

    I've attached another couple of pics. I've been told the shifter rod length will be fine when I can sort the clearance out and able to move the lever forward.

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    And one more front on.

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  4. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    From what I can see, (like Hobbit suggested), If you take your foot shift lever off and put it aside, and let the forward part of the assembly and rod drop forward away from the primary case, the rear stud will align with the transmission lever to bolt up. Then you can put the foot shift lever on the splined shaft in the position that is right for you.
     
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  5. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    It might be worth trying to find a bike that is working correctly and comparing where yours is different
    a visit to your nearest dealer may give you the answer as to what is out of line just by looking at a good one

    Brian

    P.S.take a camera with you
     
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  6. FXSTB

    FXSTB New Member

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    Cheers guys,

    It doesn't matter where I have the lever unfortunately, there just isn't any clearance between the engine block or cooling fins and the shifter rod. I can't even tight the forward control bracket up fully because of the lack of clearance.
     
  7. glider

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    Looks good to me! :D
     
  8. Big Rol

    Big Rol Active Member

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    The last pic tells the tail, the peg mount must of hit hard and bent the mount in. The top of the mount (black) should be horizontal I checked mine and although the chrome lever is offset, its not nearly as bad as yours. I have about 1 " clearence between rod and cylinder. you could heat and straighten the parts JUST to get it working and find out what you got.
    Good Luck
     
  9. FXSTB

    FXSTB New Member

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    Cheers Big Rol,

    I thought that might be the case I just hope the frames okay, it looks straight. I'll price up a new froward control mount or get it straightend and go from there. If then I still have issues with clearance I might put another plate between the frame and the control mount to pack it out a little to give me clearance, only option really.