I was in fifth gear and across town when my footlever fell down onto the floorboard......
BETTER LEVER, A TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER FOR H-D BIG TWIN EVO AND TWIN CAM, BOTH 5 AND 6 SPEED BIKES
The Better Lever CONCEPT, a less expensive repair with a more durable replacement part.
Better Lever's two piece DESIGN eliminates the need for primary drive or transmission work.
On 5 SPEEDS the PRIMARY CASE is too close to the transmission's shifter shaft to allow the worn out shift lever to be removed. The HOW-TO-VIDEOS show you how to remove the old lever and how the Better Lever is DESIGNED to install without removing the primary.
6 SPEED BIKES HAVE A RECESSED AREA on the inside primary case that eliminates the primary work. Take the tightening bolt out and slide the worn out pot metal lever off the shaft. Then install a stainless steel double bolt Better Lever for a tight and lasting grip.
The Better Lever is designed to grip a transmission shaft with the wear from a worn out stock lever on it.
I hear from a lot of riders who spent good money to have a new lever put on only to have it soon get loose again. My research found that a repair using a stock or typical single bolt replacement lever requires a new transmission shaft. Even though the shaft is a stronger steel than the stock lever, you will see the worn down teeth on each side of the bolt recess, too much for a traditional single bolt lever to keep a good grip. My mechanic friends call it "new on old" and advised me that a lever only repair is temporary. So I'm looking at primary and tranny work, only to expect it again in my next 35,000 miles?
I knew there had to be a better way......
THE STORY I had been nursing my old lever along for a while, using every "band-aid" I could and doing a lot of research trying to think of a way to avoid the expenses of a repetitive repair. I was eventually referred to a shop owned by a mechanical engineer, a great guy and a rider himself. I showed him my bike and the shifter problem, a sketch of my idea, and explained the need to grip the worn tranny shaft. I got him a new transmission shaft and lever for his measurements and a month later I bolted the prototype Better Lever on. Finding neutral took only a tap at the foot lever and the shifts were precise again. My engineer deserves the credit for making the Better Lever work so well. His shop's work is like art.
Better Levers are made of STAINLESS STEEL and CNC machined. The splines are CNC as well using an EDM to cut them. The levers' two parts are machined together and matched for the best fit
The Better Lever is delivered to you with a machined finish. THE LEVERS SHOWN IN THE PAGE HEADINGS HAVE BEEN POLISHED ON A BENCH WHEEL.
AVOID ABUSE, don't bang down on your footlevers, and your Better Lever will give you lasting service.
Better Levers are MADE IN AMERICA and sold world wide.
The Better Lever is $225 and shipping to US is $5.80 by USPS Priority Mail. For Canada and Mexico shipping and currency change charges are $26.95, $30.95 to all other countries.
Some customer feedback...........
Part showed up last week, I had it installed in less than an hour and was back on the road. Thanks a bunch!! Nice part and easy to install.
Thank you, Chris K.
Hi Conrad ,I've got a 1998 Electra glide with 38,000 miles. If your concept works I will be doing cartwheels. It will save me a bunch of denaro and time.iam still riding it but ihave to readjust the arm and torque it back down every other day,,,,now it's to the point where I've got to replace it. I received the lever and installed it, and it works perfect. Feels like new. I can ride again!
Put lever on and I:m back an RUNNING... thank-you. S.Q.
P.S. UNRELATED BUT POTENTIALLY COSTLY......... For TWIN CAM owners, check your cam chain tensioners' pads for wear. If they break up they will clog up oil flow and lead to major engine failure.
Thank you, Conrad Buehler