BETTER LEVER, A TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER FOR H-D BIG TWIN EVO AND TWIN CAM, BOTH 5 AND 6 SPEED BIKES
I was in 5th gear and across town when my lever fell onto the floorboard
The Better Lever CONCEPT, a less expensive repair with a more durable replacement part.
Better Lever's stainless steel two piece DESIGN grips tight to restore precise shifting while eliminating expensive transmission and primary drive work.
HOW AND WHY
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 two piece Better Lever without removing the primary drive. The Better Lever's two piece DESIGN grips the worn transmission shaft as well, 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 Better Lever, also without the transmission work.
SAVE MONEY, the TRANSMISSION SHAFT.... I hear from a lot of riders who spent good money to have a new lever put on their old shift shaft only to have it soon get loose again.
In the research to solve my lever problem my mechanic friends advised me that a lever only repair is temporary. I found that 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 lever to keep a good grip. So, for my 5-speed Road King that meant tranny and primary work.
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 IN AMERICA and sold to riders world wide.
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 after the tumbling process.
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.
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.......
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.
nice piece riding now
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.
I received the betterlever yesterday, and installed it in about 10 minutes on my 6 speed Street Glide. I could not be happier with it. Thank You, B.H.
.am 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.
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. The pads are a maintenance item that require replacement.
Thank you, Conrad Buehler