The lever is designed so that when installed properly it creates a clamp, as seen here. To install the lever, we simply applied some red thread locker onto the bolts then installed the longer of the two mounting bolts into the hole on the backside facing the rear wheel. The only problem is that on most bikes there isn't enough room between the end of the shaft and the inner primary to slide the lever off we say most bikes because we've heard the six-speed tournig bikes have a little more room to slide the lever off, but we've never seen or done it. We also used the magnet to catch the cut-off piece of the lever. To remove the lever, you pull the cinch bolt then slide the lever off the shaft. Next, we snugged up the rear bolt to bring the two pieces together.
Stripped Harley Shifter Shaft
However, it is often overlooked. Your shift assembly will be actuated thousands of times, just riding over the course of one weekend. If the Harley shifter shaft is not overly worn, this should be enough to have both components tight and secure again. Before your next ride, inspect your shift assembly; especially your rear shift arm. Next Step If these components are left loose, they will wear much more quickly. Do not pry or push against the fins. If you can eliminate the free play that had developed; you will also be eliminating the wear variable.
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If the shift arm needs to be replaced, you will need to remove the entire drive from your motorcycle. Always be super aware of your cylinder fins. Maintain to Avoid Replacement The shift assembly on your Harley Davidson is a vital, overall, component. If you can eliminate the free play that had developed; you will also be eliminating the wear variable.
Harley Shift Lever
Description: However, it is often overlooked. It is definitely something that should be avoided if possible. If the shifter shaft also know as the shift pawl assembly needs to be replaced; you will not only need to remove your drive. Always be super aware of your cylinder fins. Before your next ride, inspect your shift assembly; especially your rear shift arm.