Hand shift detent setting

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Hand shift detent setting

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Post by Times Welding » Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:06 am

I'm converting my '59 Duo Glide to hand shift with all Harley parts. I just finished refurbishing a hand shift trans top and there's one thing I couldn't find in my service manual. How tight do I set the screw on the shift cam detent ball? If I bottom the screw, I can't move the shift lever by hand (the lever on the trans, not the shifted lever). Is there a spec for screw height? Is it a matter of feel? If so, what should it feel like? Thanks guys.



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Re: Hand shift detent setting

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Post by 1950Panhead » Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:24 am

.250" of screw threads outside the tranny.
Jerry

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Re: Hand shift detent setting

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Post by Times Welding » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:12 am

Thanks, Jerry. Do I then stake the threads to keep the screw from backing out? There are center punch marks around the hole suggesting that had been done before. Where did you find that spec? You would think that would be something the MOCO would include in the service manual.
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Re: Hand shift detent setting

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Post by 4pans1man » Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:39 am

DETENT LOCK WASHER??

TONY.............
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Re: Hand shift detent setting

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Post by RUBONE » Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:13 am

Hand shift tops do not use a plunger and lock tab..

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Re: Hand shift detent setting

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Post by 1950Panhead » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:43 pm

Hand shift.
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Re: Hand shift detent setting

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Post by Times Welding » Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:55 am

I'm surprised that no one wants to chime in on how the screw is retained. Surely, with all the experienced members on this forum, someone knows.

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Re: Hand shift detent setting

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Post by RUBONE » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:34 am

You already know...
The plug was staked at original assembly. The plunger could be adjusted for more or less tension (based on personal feel) and was re-staked as necessary.

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Re: Hand shift detent setting

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Post by Times Welding » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:39 am

Thanks, RUBONE. I saw the stake marks but since I haven't worked on one of these before, I wanted to be sure

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Re: Hand shift detent setting

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Post by Cotten » Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:05 am

Doug!

Don't forget that today we have 'threadlockers' like Loctite products, and your casting need not be distressed further.

....Cotten

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