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05-27-2011 02:50 PM
BDMastiff
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Originally Posted by Rippest View Post
Same thing happened on my BMW R1150RT..limped home in 3rd gear. Very easy fix otherwise. Shit happens!
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05-27-2011 01:36 PM
Rippest Same thing happened on my BMW R1150RT..limped home in 3rd gear. Very easy fix otherwise. Sometimes STUFF happens!
05-27-2011 11:37 AM
phxlab Getting my RGU new from the dealer today. I'll look at this. Thanks for reminding me.
In 08, I was going to Sturgis on an 05 Ultra, and stopped at the top of Wolf Creek Pass. Everything had been normal for 40K. When I got back on the bike,
it wouldn't shift. The shifter had come apart at the front. No indication before that. Had the zip ties, so made it to Denver for a fix.
05-27-2011 10:55 AM
Corrupted Here is what I use, great quality with teflon race.

http://www.midwestcontrol.com/part.php?id=166
05-20-2011 12:11 AM
groupw
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Originally Posted by xusnatc View Post
Throw a few plastic zip ties in the bottom of your bag along with some duck tape. Those 2 items will save you when on the road.
........ and some random bits'a wire

05-19-2011 08:52 AM
BDMastiff
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Originally Posted by Sixnine68 View Post
Called dealership, they all were scratching their heads but it's back together and I will be picking up my bike today after work other than that they have no clue on why and how it happened.

sixnine68
It pisses me off when I hear stuff like that. It they were scratching their heads they should find a different line of work. Obviously motorcycles aren't their thing. Maybe they can get a job working for Schwinn and work their way up to Mopeds. Find a different dealer because these [email protected]@sses will always find a way to screw you.
05-19-2011 08:22 AM
h-donut what everyone else said.

if you end up buying the whole piece, a 1 inch over linkage bar or
extension will level the shift bar to parallel your serial numbers.

it's also much easier to find neutral with the heim
05-19-2011 08:08 AM
ironmark Stock shifter linkage falling apart is a very common problem! No problems with the HEMI linkage. Be sure to use blue loctite when installing the shifter linkage.
05-19-2011 07:52 AM
Bluzmn59 Ever since I was on the side of I-80 on the IA/IL border in 35 degree temps using a wire tie to pt the linkage back together to get home, that is one of the first things I replace on a new bike. Get rid of that stock POS and get one with heim joints.
05-19-2011 06:19 AM
OldNerdGuy
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Originally Posted by Radioactive View Post
I replaced the stock linkage with heim joints. Shifts are more precise and neutral is much easier to find.
There are quite a few ways you can do this. If you just want more precise shifts and solid connections, replace the ends of your stock rod with Heim joints. Cost about $20 to $30. Or, there are several thousand replacements you can find out there, including custom made shift rods. Cost? How much you got? I got mine...



... at the dealer. After the HOG discount and VIP card, it was only about $80.00. They list for about $120.00. If you find one you like, get the part number and order it from Zanotti's. Or find one you like from any number of other sources.

I would recommend replacing the stock joints at a minimum, they suck, they break (not if, but when) and they make for sloppy shifting.
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