Surprise!!!

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by BuffaloBill, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. BuffaloBill

    BuffaloBill Active Member

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    Hey Guys & Gals

    This morning going to work on freeway went to shift up after down shifting on exit and my foot was shifting AIR I lost my rear shifter Has this happend to anyone else? Luckily my front shifter was still there As I have stated on previous posts I have owned a few other Harleys and put many miles on them but I never experienced anything like this. I gues its my responsibility to check the nuts and bolts wich I usually do every time I wash/clean the bile I have not checked the shifting linkage in the past Well I will definately check on it regularly from now on. Just a long shot should I mention it to the Dealer My Bike is still under warranty or am I wasting my breath

    Ride Safe
    BuffaloBILL
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2009
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Being an 09, I would say very poor setup was done by the dealer (that you probably paid for) and they should replace it for you at their expense.
     
  3. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    Entice them a bit and tell them your willing to pay the $30. difference between the standard shifter and the kick away,on a long trip you won't regret it.:D
     
  4. KingHeritage

    KingHeritage Junior Member

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    Years ago I lost my shifter while riding my 1960 panhead on the interstate.It only had a toe shifter,so I was stuck in 4th gear with nothing to shift with.Luckily I wasn't that far from Mills HD and was able to time the traffic lights so as not to need any shifting.BTW does anyone here remember mechanical brakes?
     
  5. BuffaloBill

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    Glider

    The only issue they may have is that I purchased the Scooter in September of 08 . 7 months is a long time I will give it a shot
    Thanks
    Bill
     
  6. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    I finally realized that you are talking about the heal shifter peg. Initially I thought you were talking about the shift lever on the tranny. I have had a couple of those wallow out to the point where they would not grab the splines on the tranny shaft. Unfortunately, the inner primary has to come off to replace that one. Worth checking the fastener on that too. I think that is the fastener there is not good and tight, it contributes to the problem.

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  7. BuffaloBill

    BuffaloBill Active Member

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    TQ
    You were correct the 1st time I only lost the shifter lever attached to the peg The splined peg is fine

    Bill
     
  8. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Sorry to hear about your problem but thanks for enlightening all of us so we will add it to our list of things to check.

    I agree with Glider - doesn't matter when you bought it, it's still under warranty and it certainly doesn't hurt to ask for them to put on a new one. What's the worst they can say - no?
     
  9. twoup

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    Morn'n,

    The first thing I do when I get a bike that has the heel shifter is remove it
    and move the front toe shifter up one or two teeth.
    I like the little added space on the floorboard. More comfortable.

    ride safe

    twoup
     
  10. lannyw

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    When I purchased my 08 last year I didn't have it 2 months and I lost all shifting. Shift rod came off completely at the rear knuckle. That was fun, luckily I was in town just taking off from a stop sign.