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I installed two new chrome Heim joints on my trans. shifter rod just to clean up the look of it. Before I took the old ends off I measured the length from center to center and basically adjusted the new heim joints to the same length . My question is , does anyone know the proper way to adjust the length of the rod and the stops on the foot shifter . Mine has always seemed to work fine but I would like to know the proper way to adjust it in case I need to sometime.

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Jack,

Okay, now I think it is time you went out and got at least a part time gig at Walmart....or something :lol: Either that or I'm gonna get ahold of your bride and tell her to leave a "honey-do" list daily :p

I looked in the manual, there isn't even a discussion about the length or travel of the shifters.......maybe once you have the rod off, you can determine how far the trans linkage travels?? Then the foot pedal would be like a HD and adjusted to fit your comfort range???

How's the weather up there??? We're starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel.......real dim, but spring can't be more than 8 weeks away :cry:

Tim
 

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Ya, GEEZ Jack, don't you feel the least bit bad, we're workin fools and your worried about a shifter rod.... :lol: just kidding!
I haven't looked at it at all but it seems to center it self and it seems to me that the adjustment would be for the position of the foot lever. Ya got me curious, I'm gonna look at mine tomorrow.
Get a job - will ya. :p :p :p
 

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I agree that the length of the shifter rod determines the position of the foot shifter but I guess what I'm more interested in is what the proceedure is for adjusting the foot shifter stops. I guess you first have to have the foot shifter stop lug centered between the front and rear stops to start with and then determine how much stroke or travel you need to engage 1st and overdrive on the rear stop and then how much stroke or travel you need the engage reverse on the front stop . I can hear a click when I engage and disengage 1st gear back to neuteral but I don't hear a click when I shift from 1st to overdrive and I don't hear a click when I go from neuteral to reverse. The trans. seems to work fine but should I be hearing a click when I shift from 1st to overdrive and from neuteral to reverse ?
 

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Tim and Wag, *--- that working for a living , I paid my dues. I do have a big honey do list though and it says lets sell or nice house on the lake and buy a nice house out in the country . Great, I just get the place so it's more or less maintance free and it's paid for. Just what I need is to start over at my age , but I do think that if I had more land I could build a huge poll barn , insulate it and heat it then I can buy more toys. It's starting to sound better. HA HA The weather is starting to look better . Next week in the 50's. But they use so dam much salt on the roads up here , it will be june before it gets washed away.
 

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Jack - I have always gone by just feel adjusting the shift rod on both my Harleys and this Boss. Adjust where my foot feels comfortable and it shifts through all gears easy. Yes I feel and hear a slight click when shifting. It have a ratchet type drum inside that will make that slight click. You should have a stop bolt at the pedal so you can't over shift it. That used to be the early problem because you would then bend the little inside lever arm against the rear of the inside tranny. Do that enough times and you won't go into reverse. They added the stop bole to prevent that from happening. One thing I also did was file a flat spot on the tranny shaft the linkage fits on to keep it from spinning and take stress off of the set screw. Mine was an early tranny and did not have the stop bolt or indexed shaft.

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So Ed , your saying I should hear a click when shifting into overdrive from 1st and a click when I shift from neuteral to reverse because I don't on mine and never have ?
 

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Hey , here's a wild idea , how about a hand banger shifter on the Boss. They sure look cool on the Harley's. Sure would be relitively easy to fabricate. I'm suprised someone hasn't already done it .
 

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Jack,

You've almost got it figured out. Simply build the new house and the pole barn some place where it is warm all year.
 

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Hey Jack,

Gotta look at the place in the country bing less to care for if your lakeshore is anything like the place I had for years. Spent all of my weekends raking the beach and picking up beer cans and weeds.

Plus, a nice 40X100 heated pole barn with in floor heat, floor drains and a lift would be pretty convenient :lol: I just wish my shop was right at hte house instead of having to drive 3 miles to get there :cry:

Retirement for me would be too expensive.........I'd have to be in Donald Trumps arena to afford all of the stuff I would get into if I had any more free time.......oh well, lifes pretty damned good just the way it is.

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Tim , what you have to do is buy everything you want and need and pay for it before you retire then it makes retirement a lot easier and more fun. I personally live on about half what I was earning when I worked and I think I live just as well now as I did then but with a hell of a lot less headaches. Neil has the right idea, I should move to a climate where I can enjoy my toys year round but I don't think I would like Florida in the summer months. Maybe the Carolinas. Oh well I can dream anyway. The summers here in N.Y. state can't be beat nor can the spring and fall , it's just those dam 4 months from Dec. thru March .
 

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Jack,

That's our philosophy. Vicki & I both started over 5 years ago and the first thing we agreed on was to replace all of the thing we gave up and have them paid for. So the toy box is stamped "PAID"....and now it's on to build that nest egg for semi retirement. For both of us, we like what we do and probably can continue to work 'til we drop, as long as it stays fun.
Soon long as we can get just aboutas much time off as we want it makes it a good deal.

I have looked around, and think Nevada would be good because of their tax laws and the relatively good weather. Same with Florida. I think I could live on the west coast of Florida, but not the east side.

Minnesota has great spring, summer and fall weather........unfortunately our winters are at least 6 months long and at best we get about 4 1/2 to 5 months of good riding in. So you take the bikes, the street cars and the motorhome, it's a lot to shove into 5 months.

Oh well, if I didn't have winter, I'd never have time to do the "upgrades" to the toys :)

Tim
 

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HogV8 said:
I installed two new chrome Heim joints on my trans. shifter rod just to clean up the look of it. Before I took the old ends off I measured the length from center to center and basically adjusted the new heim joints to the same length . My question is , does anyone know the proper way to adjust the length of the rod and the stops on the foot shifter . Mine has always seemed to work fine but I would like to know the proper way to adjust it in case I need to sometime.

Thanks Jack
Jack

On my 2000 it didn't have a stop at the shift pedal so I would make it where it was conferrable and I would shift easy. I changed to the sliders pegs and they have stops so you don't put any pressure on the rod and transmission so you can shift as hard as you want.

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Thanks Adrian, glad to see your back with us .
 
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