Trans Help?????????

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by 1catman.1, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. 1catman.1

    1catman.1 New Member

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    I am new to the harley world..I have been rideing motorcycles for a long time and now I have perchased a custom build.... Lots of different parts:( My quistion is I have a 4 speed and the linkage really (EDIT) bad... loose as (EDIT) ... I have been told that their is a convershion kit to make it a 5 speed... or is their any way to fix this problem... They tell me it's called a washing machine trans?????????? any help would be greate....

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  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Some call it a Maytag tranny, what is the main problem? yes you can build a 5 in a 4 but it would probably be cheaper to buy a 5 speed and be done with the deal. JMO
     
  3. 1catman.1

    1catman.1 New Member

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    nothings wrong with the trans it's just that the linkage is realy sloppy. and my wife does not like to drive it this way...She is a new driver 2nd year and she does not want to drive it this way due to being out of her comfort zone... thanks for the reply
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    How about some after market linkage with adjustable Heim joints?:s
     
  5. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    I have that transmission in my shovel. Is it the slotted arm that bolts to the side of the trans. that's sloppy, or the rest of the linkage to the lever? My trans lever was wallowed out, and I got a new one. It doesn't seem like it cost much. That trans was used '79-'84, it has several names, Maytag and Cowpie are two I remember.