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I have a 1982 FXR with forward controls. The shifter lever on the tranny looks like it was broken and then welded by a poor welder. I want to replace it while the primary is off, but I don't have any idea what the right part number would be. My Harley parts manual only shows the parts for a mid-shifter.
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Far as I know the levers were all the same. Only the linkage between forwards and mids were different for obvious reasons.

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That looks like the stock lever to me... but, I cannot see the length.. Looks just like mine.
BTW there is no such thing as OE forwards..certainly Not for Your '82..
 

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same lever used on all 5 speed transmissions,,, they are available.. alao used with any manufacturers forwards,,, no oen forwards for this bike,,,
 

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Apologize if this is too far off-topic, but thought it worth noting, on the topic of Transmission Shift levers. The H-D Parts Catalog for my bike...1985 FXRS specifies 33715-80A for the 1984-FXRS, FXRT.
It shows: 33715-85 for "85 to *- ALL MODELS".
I've replaced mine on the '85 twice in 35 yrs. That's in a bit over 305,000 mi so I'm not griping. Seems that the ones for the '85 bikes are some sort of "pot metal"...not steel. They get a little "loose" on the transmission splines over time and "waller-out" ( that's a highly technical term we used a lot in Tennessee, hope it doesn't go over the heads of too many people :rolleyes:)
Somebody told me that was "by design" so that when they do get loose...it doesn't chew up the transmission shaft that would be a whole lot more expensive to replace.
I put this up to see if anyone else had had similar experience. Thanks.
 

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Apologize if this is too far off-topic, but thought it worth noting, on the topic of Transmission Shift levers. The H-D Parts Catalog for my bike...1985 FXRS specifies 33715-80A for the 1984-FXRS, FXRT.
It shows: 33715-85 for "85 to *- ALL MODELS".
I've replaced mine on the '85 twice in 35 yrs. That's in a bit over 305,000 mi so I'm not griping. Seems that the ones for the '85 bikes are some sort of "pot metal"...not steel. They get a little "loose" on the transmission splines over time and "waller-out" ( that's a highly technical term we used a lot in Tennessee, hope it doesn't go over the heads of too many people :rolleyes:)
Somebody told me that was "by design" so that when they do get loose...it doesn't chew up the transmission shaft that would be a whole lot more expensive to replace.
I put this up to see if anyone else had had similar experience. Thanks.
I think that lever also appears on FLHT's of that era, and beyond... POS
I'm glad I have the Steel one on My FXRS... I believe it should be a maintenance item to tighten the Clamp screw once in awhile.. Kinda like folks having the Damn Shifter fall of!!!!!
 

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I think that lever also appears on FLHT's of that era, and beyond... POS
I'm glad I have the Steel one on My FXRS... I believe it should be a maintenance item to tighten the Clamp screw once in awhile.. Kinda like folks having the Damn Shifter fall of!!!!!
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Yup...that's how I've come to treat it. Just reach down in there and put a wrench on it now and then.
FWIW...in a related area on the bike: I also squirt a little lube into the "Heym joints" on the rod that connects the shifter pedal to the lever on the tranny. I had one fail on a cross-country road trip somewhere between the Grand Canyon and Scottsdale, AZ. They need attention too.
 

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Yup...that's how I've come to treat it. Just reach down in there and put a wrench on it now and then.
FWIW...in a related area on the bike: I also squirt a little lube into the "Heym joints" on the rod that connects the shifter pedal to the lever on the tranny. I had one fail on a cross-country road trip somewhere between the Grand Canyon and Scottsdale, AZ.
Yes, they do fail. They are small, I always carried an extra one, whether it's for my bike or someone else's bike that needs it.
 

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Yes, they do fail. They are small, I always carried an extra one, whether it's for my bike or someone else's bike that needs it.
Yup...I keep one in my saddlebags as well..NOW. At the time, I didn't have a spare, it was early on a Sunday morning just coming into Scottsdale. I held the clutch in and just let roll her into the parking lot of a market that was open at the time next to the Interstate. Went inside, picked up an apple and a 1/2 pint of Jack Daniels, sat on the curb and had breakfast while figuring out what to do next. I remembered a Club Brother from years back that held his together with "hair ties". I had plenty of hair ties on me since back then I actually HAD hair..( LOL..!!). It occurred to me though that I also had something better...I used a couple of nylon wire ties to hold everything together on the end that had come apart, got back on the bike and rode her on home to S.E. Georgia. I picked up a pack pf 100 wire ties at the first truck stop I got to since I didn't know how long that "fix" would hold. Turns out the first two was all I needed. Bought 2 of the failed parts, put one on, and always carry a spare.
 
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