Question about 2005 Harley Davidson FLHTCUI Electra Glide Ultra Classic
How do I get to the shift linkage arm on the transmition end to tighten
Dude this is one of Harleys worst engenering feat. first do this/ take a long allen and loosen the bolt then retighten it. Sometimes this will work. If not my friend you have to take the inner Primary off just to remove that piece off the rod. If harley woild just give us a quater of an inch it would slip off. but they won't. So it takes a couple hrs (experienced) to change a 5 dollar part and 20 second fix. All the work is in removeing the primary. thats the only way their is no room between that shaft and the back of the inner primary... Like i said try the loosen and tighten trick first if your splines are to shot you have to go the hard route. Sorry hope this helps... I changed mine 3 months ago hahhah Plus I do it for a living.
Posted on Jun 15, 2009
Don't re-tighten existing allen head bolt! First of all, canNOT get enough torque to make it tight..second, the bolt itself does not loosen, it stretches! 80% of the time, if the spline isn't stripped already, a "Grade 8" 5/16 hex head bolt, with lock washer and plenty of RED thread lock will do the trick...just tighten, and enjoy. If you need a new shifter shaft, Pingel makes one that can be lubricated,(about $85 and just put a new shift lever on when you change it out, should be good to go. For the rear I'm going with "Easy Lever"...(google it)....much better construction that the MoCo's cheap sh#t...new linkage as well. TOO important not to replace. But that's just me...better safe and alive than sorry.
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To adjust the shift linkage and not the height of the foot pedal the shifter arm should be tight on the shifter shaft that goes into the transmission behind the primary inner case. The Shifter arm should be positioned with the top end just rear ward of the top transmission cover bolt, positioned there by its placement/orientation on the shifter shaft which is itself positioned by the shifter pawl and spring inside the transmission itself. With all of these components in place as they should be the shift linkage runs from the top of the shifter arm to the front of the bike and the shifter pedal shaft arm. To adjust the length of this shifter rod you will either loosen the lock nut and remove the bolt/threaded shaft on one end of the shifter rod and then loosen the locking nut on the rod at one end (or both ends) of the rod and turn it to lengthen or shorten (increase or decrease) the rod length on one or both ends of the linkage rod until you get it where it just fits into the shifter arm hole(s) again with the pedal sitting where you want it be, re-install all hardware and tighten all hardware etc. If you want the pedal height above a floorboard or if you otherwise just want to adjust the pedal height/position you would not adjust the shifter rod linkage but would loosen and remove the pedal arm and re-position it where you want it and then re-install it and tighten its hardware again etc. Of course you could adjust the pedal height in a small increment by adjusting the shifter linkage if the placement on the pedal rod serrations does not align the pedal close enough to the precise location you want it to be at.
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