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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-21-2015, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
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Seeing as how my heel-toe separated itself from the transmission linkage last night while on an on-ramp to the highway, I'm thinking about making some changes. I was thinking about a new shift rod, and heel-toe setup, I was wondering if there is an aftermarket upgrade that I should be looking at for the front trans. link, the one that connects the heel-toe to the shift rod (see the photo). I've been told what happened to mine is a common issue, and a week spot from the factory. i have a 2013 fltru
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I could be wrong, but I though the common problem was connectors on the linkage rod itself, have seen several after market items and DIY projects to replace them. Search forum and you'll find what I am talking about.

Good luck on your endeavor. I have been meaning to swap my connectors out before it happens to me.


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I could be wrong, but I though the common problem was connectors on the linkage rod itself, have seen several after market items and DIY projects to replace them. Search forum and you'll find what I am talking about.

Good luck on your endeavor. I have been meaning to swap my connectors out before it happens to me.
The real issue is losing the connection at the tranny, between the primary & the transmission. That is a difficult one to check on a regular basis, and when the spline is stripped, the lever comes off, there is no roadside fix. JLydon537 hopefully you had some tools and could get back on the road in short order. Remember, your riding a vibrator, check everything as you wash the bike. Always use Locktite!
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I could be wrong, but I though the common problem was connectors on the linkage rod itself, have seen several after market items and DIY projects to replace them. Search forum and you'll find what I am talking about.

Good luck on your endeavor. I have been meaning to swap my connectors out before it happens to me.
Thats what every one keeps saying, apparently I'm just the exception not the rule... Lucky me

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The real issue is losing the connection at the tranny, between the primary & the transmission. That is a difficult one to check on a regular basis, and when the spline is stripped, the lever comes off, there is no roadside fix. JLydon537 hopefully you had some tools and could get back on the road in short order. Remember, your riding a vibrator, check everything as you wash the bike. Always use Locktite!
Had to get towed off the Mass Pike unfortunately.

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My theory is that the heel shifter contributes to this issue. The downforce stomping on it helps strip the splines. I've run with just the toe shifter on 3 different bikes and have been able to avoid this issue. Everyone that I have ridden with that has had this problem used the heel/toe shifters. JMO
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My theory is that the heel shifter contributes to this issue. The downforce stomping on it helps strip the splines. I've run with just the toe shifter on 3 different bikes and have been able to avoid this issue. Everyone that I have ridden with that has had this problem used the heel/toe shifters. JMO

that makes sense, i do love my heel-toe though... oh the dilemas
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I replaced mine with a Pingel Greasable Shifter Shaft 62142.
I grease it each time I service my Glide.
Have had it on for about 2 years and thousands of miles with no issues.
I found it on Amazon.
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PM will help. I check mine every 5K when doing oil/filter etc.
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PM will help. I check mine every 5K when doing oil/filter etc.
I just got the bike 2 months ago and have about 1800 miles on her.

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