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post #21 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-15-2015, 07:02 AM
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I really believe it's because of the heel shifter. Every bike I've had with just a toe shifter was fine.
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Just happened to me on my 2006 Road Glide. Replaced the shaft with a Pingel greaseable one. I also have a heel/toe shifter.
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Just happened to me on my 2006 Road Glide. Replaced the shaft with a Pingel greaseable one. I also have a heel/toe shifter.


What are your thoughts on that shaft? Looks quality. But is it worth 80-100 bucks? I like that it's stainless steel.
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What are your thoughts on that shaft? Looks quality. But is it worth 80-100 bucks? I like that it's stainless steel.
It's a better quality shaft. Seems to take the abuse much better too!
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On my 97 FLH I keep loosing the heel shifter. Safety wired it. Looked like shift, but I have to have a heel shifter due to a fused ankle MC wreck. Glad to know about the better aftermarket solutions. Maybe tapping the holes larger & intalling bigger bolts would work. On the 97 the bolts did not go into the shaft notch very far.
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It's a better quality shaft. Seems to take the abuse much better too!


I was concerned about the difference in the metals. That stainless shaft is gonna be harder than the clamp. I figure it would tear the splines up more.

Either way, glad I washed my bike the other day. Checked mine for the hell of it and found it to be loose. A couple of teeth are slightly chewed up on the shaft. I cleaned everything, anti seized the shaft and loctited the pinch screw and torqued it. Hopefully I'm good for a while.

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same effn thing happened to me 2 weeks ago

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same effn thing happened to me 2 weeks ago

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This is probably the 5th or 6th time this has happened to me. First time on this bike though. It happened a lot on my old Street Glide. I've just gotten in the habit of checking it. Checked it before my trip to Arkansas. But, somewhere in that 1,300 mile round trip it loosened up a bit. Glad I caught it!
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I've always been toe shift only, because the heel shift always seemed to get in the way. The splines on the tranny shaft go south from hard shifting, and because the tiny amount of slop when it starts to get loose is easy to miss. This I learned from an 82 FLT which was the first bagger I had back in my 20s.

I also learned that a hair tie makes a great road side fix (figure 8 loop it from the arm to the shaft) when one of the ends comes apart. I once had to ride it that way for a month back when I was "young and on a budget" it never fell off once.
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