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Old 09-09-2012, 11:22 PM
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Hand shift Foot clutch for the flh.

This is a kit for a foot clutch and hand shift for the Fl, Flh, Fx etc.
Could be a fun conversion and gives a vintage feel to the classic shovel.
Harley-Davidson Shovelhead FLH hand shift foot clutch jockey handshift Shovel FX | eBay
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:51 AM
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Re: Hand shift Foot clutch for the flh.

I know the guy selling that, he is a former club member and that's a straight-up great deal if you want the police-style set-up. Couple of really rare bits in there.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:24 AM
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Re: Hand shift Foot clutch for the flh.

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................................ Couple of really rare bits in there.
Altogether too true . Even at my favorite used-parts-watering-hole, The Webster, Fla. Swap meet (or Jumble as ya'll call that sor'ta thing over there) the great difficultly isn't forkin over the bucks it's finding the dern part in the first place.

I found the spacer block 2 years ago; got it for 2 or 5? dollars cause the seller didn't know what it was nor what it fit on and don't it make you feel smart to pull off a get like that? My, but Yes!
The clutch release lever........ different story; haven't even seen one in the 6 years I been going there. Being Scots by heritage and, therefore, entirely stubborn on the matter, I refuse to retail the solution. I'll wait it out by gum.

One other thing, for them whats don't wanna hassle with swappin tranny lids;
the easy way out is to stick an FX plate on the rachet cover and mount a mouse-trap bracket (sans/spring and a coup'la other parts) on the usual spot on the frame, trim the plate to suit and bolt or weld on a shifter rod to come up alongside the tank. Run a rod with a Heim joint back to the rachet and it will reduce the play in the linkage to about zero.
The shift pattern would then be (starting from neutral):
Forward into: 1st
Pull back (thru N) into 2nd
"" "" "" 3rd
"" "" "" 4th

and reverse for down-shiftng. Remembering, of course, that the shifter handle returns to center after each shift.

There never was a slicker way to jockey run gears. Smooth as a TurboHydromatic.
Also, a mousetrap has less lash than the police get-up due to the (shifter) plate runs in two Torrington needle bearings instead of a bushing.

There's at least one club member who runs this set-up if memory serves.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:21 PM
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Re: Hand shift Foot clutch for the flh.

Sold, or no longer available.
Is there a way of editing the title to put a "sold" on it.

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