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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
The Better Lever CONCEPT, a less expensive repair and a more durable replacement part.
Better Lever's two piece DESIGN grips a worn shaft and eliminates the removal and reinstall of the primary drive on 5 SPEED bikes.
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, all 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 WIGGLE THE LEVER OFF THE PAWL SHAFT.
I hear from a lot of riders who spent the $425 to pull the primary and have a new stock lever put on only to have it get loose again. A repair using stock parts requires a new transmission shaft. Even though the shaft is a much stronger steel than the stock lever, it is too worn for a new lever to keep a grip. My mechanic friends call it "new on old" and advised me that a lever only repair is temporary. Having a 5 speed bike, for me that meant primary and tranny work, only to expect it again in my next 35,000 miles? I thought there had to be a better way......
THE BETTER LEVER IS MADE TO GRIP A SHAFT THAT HAS ALREADY HAD A STOCK LEVER WEAR OUT ON IT.
I had been nursing my old lever along for a while, using every "band-aid" I could and trying to think of a way to avoid the inevitable expense. I had my idea, started my search, and was refered to the right mechanical engineer, a great guy and rider with a huge state of the art machine shop. I showed him my sketches and the problem on my bike and told him it had to grip the worn tranny shaft. I got him a new pawl shaft for the measurements, he put together the programs, and had his guys cut a couple for me out of mild machinable steel. I bolted one on and the shifts were tight and precise. A few months later I decided to take the leap and had him make a batch in stainless steel. He 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 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.
Hi Conrad ,I've got a 1998 Electra glide with 38,000 miles .ive never had to replace the shifting arm or the pawl shaft.like yourself Iam a do it yourself er kind of guy. 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. I replaced the Allen bolt with a hex head and worked fine for a few months but now it's to the point where I've got to replace it.thats where you and yourconcept comes into play.....
I received the lever and installed it, and it works perfect. Feels like new.
I can ride again
P.S. Unrelated but potentially costly......... For early model 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.