Okay I'm still new to motorcycles but I'm sure this is not supposed to happen. As I was riding yesterday my gear shift linkage came off. The crazy part is that all the parts were still there it just some how backed off from the gear box. This is on a brand new 2011 road glide custom and it just had the 1000 mile service done last week. When they came to pick up my bike, the guy said as long as he has worked on bikes he never once even heard of this happening.