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Sportster Shift Linkage

I have a 2006 Sportster that ran fine Saturday, now it will not go into 2nd gear.Can you help? Via Email Check your Sportster shift linkage. If nothing has changed / nothing is bound; Raise your rear wheel. If you cannot shift through all gears by hand, you may have to begin disassembling your drive.…

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Harley Speed Sensor

Actually 2 things on my mind. Speedo works when it wants but only at highway speeds and again randomly. Now blinkers are starting too work intermittently. Any ideas? Don’t believe both switches would go at same time, Short maybe or relay. Not sure and I would appreciate any ideas. Might be a failing Harley speed…

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Speed Sensor

Q: After jump starting my wife 2011 Sportster The speed o or odometer do not work anymore but bike does run fine. Any suggestions? A: May have a bad speed sensor. Locate your speed sensor. Remove it from the case and try cleaning it. Check the sensor’s harness and plugged connection. Check your speedo head…

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Main Shaft Seal

Q: My husband has a 1979 Harley custom chopper w/ a 80 in shovel an 4 speed trans. He’s having problems with the trans. leaking grease on the drive side. The main shaft seal was replaced, was good for a couple weeks then started leaking again. Any ideas? Anita B via Facebook A: The bushing…

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Harley Shift Linkage

Here’s a couple questions for your guys: 1. How much slack should be in the Harley shift linkage? The transmission shift pawl allen bolt is tight, but has a lot of free play! 2. When are you coming out with the removing and replacing a transmission? Dave F Dave, the shift arm should be locked…

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Harley Davidson Speedometer and Engine Issue

I have a 2007 Heritage. My problem is that on some rides the Harley-Davidson speedometer drops to “0” and the engine kills. I’ll cycle the ignition switch and the bike will restart. I have taken this problem to my local Dealer and they can’t find anything wrong. Do you have any suggestions as to where…

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Harley Shifter Pawl Assembly

Hi, My 21 year old Heritage Softail (1992 EVO) won’t return gear when placed into second upwards. Do I need to take the gear box out to fix the pawl? Via Email Kenny, yes, you will have to remove the gear set. Be sure to replace the entire Harley shifter pawl assembly; not just the…

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Transmission Problems

My bike goes into first fine, and then when shifting to higher gears it sometimes takes two or more tries to get it into gear. Any thoughts? Service was done a couple of months ago. I had a shifter spring break ($1.98) and they had to tear into the transmission to replace it. While there, they…

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Problem with 5 Speed Trans

Listen I have a problem with 5 speed trans on my Road King. Every time I shift into second gear I have to press hard on the foot peg to get to second gear. All the rest of the gears are fine and smooth any advice would be appreciated. Thanks, Mike Via Email Mike, Always…

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Drive Belt on a 2001 Dyna

Will the drive belt on a 2001 Dyna being to tight blow the transmission seal? JR Yes, but be aware that many other underlying issues can cause this area to leak like mileage, not properly torqueing the sprocket nut and if the sprocket and spacer were updated. Please keep in mind that, this area has…

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