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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-07-2015, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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Shifter arm loose but functioning

Hey guys, i know its common but not quite sure if anyone has a good solution. My shifter arm between the tranny and primary is very loose front to back sliding on the shaft. I replaced the pinch bolt on the arm and it held for like a day. Shifting is perfect no hesitation or anything. Rode about 200miles Thursday and was great. To be honest this has probably been an all summer issue that I just happened to notice now. Anyone tried "the better lever" or have solution or how too. Thanks.

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I would spend the 200 on the better lever and be done with it.
Just my 2 cents!!!! Its your 200 dollars.

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What is this 'better lever' you guys speak of?

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It's basically a better design. It's 2 piece, 2 bolt stainless steel arm as opposed to HD aluminum. It has two tightening pieces so it's supposed to clamp better. It also can be put on without removing primary. Just have to cut old one off.

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I'm leaning that way but nervous I messed up something with the arm being so lose so long.

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I have an 04 that I have had this problem with. Solved it by putting a hardened grade allen bolt, placing a little grease under the head, then cranked it down really tight. No more issues. If this is done right, you will never have another problem. The stock bolt stretches I think and you can't really tighten it down like it needs to be. If you get it as tight as I have, you will never have a spline strip out.
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I had the same issue. Purchased a new lever & new bolt, problem solved. I looked at the better lever, good design but it was way to heavy, IMO.


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If its rear lever use washer and a hex head bolt and crank the piss out of it. Did this on mine a couple years ago and haven't touched it since.


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Some pics for you Lax, also bad place for a rock
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Or fail to retrieve, it's hell on the belt or even worse. .........

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