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Replace shifter lever on 2007 1200 sporty - 2006 Harley Davidson XL 1200 C Sportster Custom

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Undo fastener, remove bolt, mark position on shaft, pull off, replace.

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How difficult is it to move the pegs, shifter, brake lever to the forward mount? I added pegs & a convertible sissy bar on a sporty - is it more difficult than this?

Hi Wahmei, take a ride or drive over to your local dealers service department, I'm sure they will be happy to take your Harley Davidson for a test ride if necessary and offer professional advice and assistance concerning your issue. Have a nice day.

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Is it possible for me to tap the allen bolt behind the primary on the shifter arm? bolt keeps striping out; won't shift, keeps flopping around. this is a HD 1982 FXRS superglide.tried to replace the...

Are you talking about the shifter lever that sits in the splined area on the shaft? If yes then replace the nut and bolt with quality stainless steel and remember to use some lok-tite on that puppy. Also rmember to clean the splined areas on both the shaft and the lever. The lever splines may be goobered up and need to be filed clean or you may need to pick up a new shifter lever.

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73 sporty won't shift

The old Ironhead Sportster were notorious for breaking the shifter shaft. It's got a ball on the end of a lever like piece and it's bad about breaking. But, there are other things that could be wrong. You could have a broken shifter pawl spring as well. In this case, it usually shifts all the way one way then won't go the other way. You'll just have to pull the transmission out to find out for sure. To get the transmission out, you must take the engine sprocket, primary chain, and clutch assembly off. Then remove the front final drive chain sprocket. Take the four bolts out of the transmission "trapdoor" and pry it off. The transmission comes out with the door. This a not a real difficult job but I would suggest the purchase of a service manual for the bike. There is a lot of information that you'll need, much too much for me to type in here. Also, the old saying "A picture is worth a thousand words" applies in this case.

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Aug 09, 2011 | Harley Davidson XLS 1000 Motorcycles

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Have too much play on 93 electra glide sport shifter

Usually when this happens, it's the shift lever on the shifter pawl shaft of the transmission has worn is loose. Start at the foot shifter and find the rod that is going back towards the rear of the bike. Follow the rod back until it connects to a lever. Wiggle this lever. Is the lever loose on the small shaft that it clamps onto? If so, this is your problem. Regrettably, this is fix is not a simple fix if it's done the correct way. It requires the replacement of the shifter pawl shaft and that requires a tear-down of the transmission.

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My 2006 Road King toe shifter is stripped. How do I replace the post that the heel / toe shifter levers attach to? Is it difficult for an average, mechanically inclined guy? I'm trying to save some cash....

If that's where your shifter is stripped, you're lucky. Usually, they strip back where the shifter rod connects to the shifter pawl shaft.

To replace the shaft at the shifter lever, just take the floor board off and the bolts that hold the shifter bracket on. Slide the bracket off the shaft and take the shifter rod off the shaft. No problem.

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Nov 06, 2010 | 2006 Harley Davidson FLHR Road king

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Shifter stuck in park,when engin is running. Able to move shifter if igniion swith is turned, but not to started

The problem sounds like it is the shifter interlock solenoid located on the steering column is not releasing the shifter lever. The shifter interlock is supposed to release the shifter lever when the ignition is in the run position and the brake pedal is pressed down, and I have found that about 90% of the time the problem is either a bad switch on the brake pedal lever, or it will be the wires that connect to the switch on the brake pedal lever, and I have found many times that the wire is actually broken right up inside of the wire connector and hanging on by the insulation making it appear to still be connected. Most vehicles use only one multi-function switch on the brake pedal lever to control functions like the brake lights and the cruise control, but Ford products are good at using two switches on the brake pedal lever. Be sure to check all of the wires to the switch(s) on the brake pedal lever very well for broken wires especially at the connectors to the switches. If you can use a power probe or a volt meter to check that power is flowing through the switch(s) properly, and you do find that the switches have power to them and through them when the brake pedal is pushed down, then the shifter interlock solenoid will either have a broken wire at it, or the shifter interlock solenoid is malfunctioning and will need to be replaced.

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I bought a primary cover and I don't have a manual to see how to take off the shifter lever to put the cover on

There's a lot more to replacing the primary cover on a Sporty than simply removing the shift lever. You have to remove that lever, change the primary adjuster out, and swap all the clutch release mechanism and cable from one cover to the other and then adjust the clutch cable.

Regretfully, this is far too much for me to guide you though via this medium. I would advise the purchase of a Clymer's manual. The Clymer's manual is less expensive than the OEM manual but it will guide you through the process of changing your primary cover. It will still be less expensive than paying a shop to do the job. I hope you understand. Good Luck Steve

Apr 28, 2010 | 2004 Harley Davidson XL 883 Sportster

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1997 sportster 883....intermittent gears not engaging

There could be several problems here. One problem could be the way you're shifting the gears. I've been riding for over 40 years and I still miss a gear every now and then due to sloppy shifiting.

If you don't think this might be the problem, you may want to check your clutch adjustment to make sure the clutch is disengaging. The easy way to tell this is to put the transmission in low gear, the start the bike with the lever held in. Does the bike lurch forward or have a strong tendency to "pull" the bike with the clutch completely pulled? If so, adjust the clutch mechanism.

Next, your shifter pawl may be getting ready to give up the ghost. These year model Sporty's are notorious for shifter pawl carrier failure. They are not difficult to replace for someone with a good basic mechanical ability.

Mar 25, 2010 | 2004 Harley Davidson XL 883 Sportster

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Shift lever at transmission stripped. can it be removed and replaced without inner and outer primary removal

No, you must remove the inner primary to replace the shift lever. But, that may not be the end of your problem. Usually, when this happens, the splines on the end of the shifter pawl shaft are too worn to allow even a new lever to tighten up. Simply replacing the lever will only temporarily fix the problem. I fix the problem correctly, you must replace the shifter pawl shaft. This requires a teardown of the transmission. Good Luck.

Mar 15, 2010 | 2000 Harley Davidson FLHR-FLHRI Road king

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Remove the center consule. Underneath the leather boot around the shifter lever is a rubber boot sealing the shifter lever to the tunnel. This prevents road dust, water, and fumes, etc. from entering the cockpit. Under this rubber boot is another rubber boot sealing the shifter lever to the transmission. It is possible one or both rubber boots are ruptured. Should replace both anyway, if one is. I assume you have a manual transmission.

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