shifter removal help...

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by Lang, May 10, 2011.

  1. Lang

    Lang Member

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    hi everybody, just wondering if anyone knows a way to get the shifter off of the shifter shaft so i can remove the primary cover. i know i can bang a screw driver in there to spread it open but i dont want to knock anything out of whack. almost looks like i could use a puller of some kind to do it. thanks


    Lang
     
  2. glazier

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    Make sure to remove the bolt completely, not just loosen it. You can spread the shifter a little with a screwdriver, but first spray a little WD-40 in there and see if that loosens it up.
     
  3. Mattman4403

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    After you remove the bolt (and you have to remove it not just loosen it) give it a shot of WD 40 or some other penetrating oil and let it set for a bit. Give it a wiggle or two and see if it will not loosen up..
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Sounds like an echo in here :D
     
  5. IBA Harley

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    I've used a puller before. Get a generic puller that has a least 2 hooks on it to get behind it.
     
  6. dbmg

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    Or after removing bolt and spraying with WD-40 gentle pry open at split to aid in removing.
     
  7. glazier

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    Sounds like an echo in here......

    Sounds like an echo in here......

    Sounds like an echo in here.......
     
  8. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    I bet he got it...w/all the echo...echo...echo. :s
     
  9. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    HOPE SO......Hope So....hope so..
     
  10. Lang

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    ok got it. i had to tap in a screw driver a little then get a pry bar and with a rag under it pry it off. its a small pry bar that actuall worked really well. but i might look for some kind of small puller for next time. the thing was really on there. but i got it. thanks everyone.