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.
WHY AND HOW....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 cut off the old lever and install the Better Lever without removing the primary drive. The Better Lever's two piece DESIGN grips the worn transmission shaft, eliminating it's replacement.
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 without having to replace your worn transmission shaft.
SAVE MONEY...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 single bolt replacement lever, like the stock lever, requires a new transmission shaft as well. 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 damage 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, that meant transmission and primary work on my 5-speed Road King. I knew there had to be a better way.
THE STORY.....I had my idea and found a machine 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. 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 numbered and matched together.
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.
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........
Thanks for building such a Great product! Very Nice piece. Got it installed with No problem. Total time maybe an hour.
Super simple and works better then i thought it would. Thanks for this convenient and useful product. Definitely telling everyone i know
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.
nice piece works great saved money riding now
I received the betterlever yesterday, and installed it in about 10 minutes. I could not be happier with it. Thank You, B.H.
.iam still riding it but i have 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! Thanks, B.C.
Thanks again for all your help, you have one hell of a project it works great We will spread the word. C. and R.
Put lever on and I:m back an RUNNING... thank-you. S.O.
It was in 30 minutes after I got home. I'm looking forward to no more hassle from that area.
I received the part, and it took about an hour to install. I then road my bike 2000 miles and it worked flawlessly! Thanks, D.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