Hard to Up Shift with the Front Controls

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Joe would like to know: Hey, can I shorten the shift linkage on my 2009 Harley Dyna Super Glide Custom FXDC? It is hard to up shift with the front controls. I just need a little more leverage to shift comfortably, keep the cost under $100, no need for complete shift kit.

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There should not be a need to shorten your shift linkage. Try to up-shift when the motorcycle is not running. If it shifts easily, the issue is not with the linkage. It is a clutch issue and you should begin with a clutch adjustment. Also, make sure that the transmission shift arm is not loose on the shift pawl shaft.

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2 Responses to “Hard to Up Shift with the Front Controls”
  1. Bob Morandi
    Bob Morandi

    I have the problem of having to lift my foot off the leg to downshift. There is no adjustment on the shift rod. What can I do??

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