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Working on the RGU.
« on: June 23, 2019, 08:51:26 PM »

SO I worked on the bike today and took the toe shift lever off and added heel-toe shifter levers. These are CHEAP Amazon levers so I ordered the Harley levers.

The PO had used a piece of tubing when he removed the heel shifter and had wrapped packing tape around the shifter shaft so it wouldn't rattle...……. :frown::serious::frown:   Did I mention how much I hate fixing stupid crap PO's do to a bike.

My nearest dealer didn't have the spacer in stock so I ordered it from Surdyke along with some other parts. But I wanted to be able to ride my bike until the parts get here so I went to the hardware store and bought a 3/8ID x 1/2" bushing that drilled out to 1/2" to fit the shifter shaft. It isn't perfect and the shaft still has a little play in it but I can ride the bike.



I had to try and bevel the spacer a little to go over the shaft where it goes from splined to smooth.





The new heel-toe shift levers I got from Amazon came with these pegs but the PO had installed floorboard spacers so I wanted to move the pegs out some.



This wasn't my idea I got it off a post on the RoadGlide forum.







Here is what it looks like with the heel & toe pegs spaced out 1/2".

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Re: Working on the RGU.
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2019, 09:05:02 PM »

Here is a shot with my spacer I made.



And a closeup.



Next I took the chrome tank console off and installed a gloss black console.



It was dirty under the console so I cleaned it up before I installed the new one.



I kept the CVO fuel door because it has the CVO badge on it. And I also kept the CVO insert because it is metal and the one that came with the black console was plastic. Plus I think it just looks better. I am real happy with how this turned out. IHMO I think the black console looks better than the chrome one.





And the last thing I did was to pull the pin in the tree so I could roll the handlebars forward some since I didn't like how close they were.



« Last Edit: June 23, 2019, 09:20:48 PM by WildmanUltra »
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Re: Working on the RGU.
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2019, 10:05:38 PM »

Nothing like a little good old American ingenuity.   :2vrolijk_21:   :2vrolijk_21:
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Re: Working on the RGU.
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2019, 02:25:40 AM »

Nothing like a little good old American ingenuity.   :2vrolijk_21:   :2vrolijk_21:

Having a drill press helps. It isn't perfect but it sure is a HECK of a lot better than the piece of tubing the PO had used. Trying to UNDO all the crappy work others have done is always fun.
Now that I have the heel-toe shifter installed I am finding I might want to use extended shift levers. Which doesn't make any sense since my foot fit on my old bike. But if I do need extended levers I'll get them from Soft Brake and just return the Harley levers.
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Re: Working on the RGU.
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2019, 01:42:57 PM »

Well no pictures this time but from reading a bunch of the threads on here and after riding the bike in the sun I found that I couldn't see my stereo very well so I saw that a lot of people had suggested using the screen shield from NuShield so I ordered their complete kit for the Boom and speedo/tach. I installed them and can say I was impressed with the quality and ease of installation.

I also hadn't posted any pictures of my bars moved forward. I'll get a chance to really try them out tomorrow on a ride to a VA appointment. We'll see how much better they feel now and if I still don't like the position I'll have to look at getting new bars.





I also ordered a rear fender extension for the tri-bar light and it will be here on Friday.
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Re: Working on the RGU.
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2019, 01:58:09 PM »

The gloss black console does look better on the black tank...well done.
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Re: Working on the RGU.
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2019, 10:40:40 PM »

Thanks Haird.


So I didn't like the chrome cover for the water pump so I ordered a new one off Amazon in Gloss Black.



Installed on the bike.

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Re: Working on the RGU.
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2019, 06:14:38 AM »

No grass growing under your feet when it comes to changing it up to suit you. Looking good.  :2vrolijk_21:
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Re: Working on the RGU.
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2019, 12:40:56 PM »

No grass growing under your feet when it comes to changing it up to suit you. Looking good.  :2vrolijk_21:

I'm trying to do the little things I can for right now. I have some other plans for it and will buy parts over the winter and then come next spring really get at it.
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Re: Working on the RGU.
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2019, 06:02:49 PM »

So I changed the highway peg mounts to the HD short arm mounts. I also installed Kuryakyn Heavy Industry Switchblade pegs. I need the stirrups for my right leg & prosthetic to support the heal when I am cruising. Plus with the stirrup I can have my heal on the floorboard and my toe on the stirrup.





Also changed out the rear brake pad to match.





And just to make everything match I swapped out my shifter pegs also.


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Re: Working on the RGU.
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2019, 06:44:41 PM »

Very nice, now get out and ride that beauty before fire season hits! Hope I didn't jinx us.  :oops:
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Re: Working on the RGU.
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2019, 02:15:54 PM »

Very nice, now get out and ride that beauty before fire season hits! Hope I didn't jinx us.  :oops:

I hope not, I want to breath this year if I can. But it has been an unusual early summer here in central WA anyhow. We have been having so much wind that it really hasn't been enjoyable to ride much. I'm not talking about a breeze I'm talking 15MPH and higher winds and most years once spring is over with the winds die down.

Next week I am heading to ID to take the bike to Soft Brake so he can make me a custom rear brake lever. 
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Re: Working on the RGU.
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2019, 08:47:21 PM »

Got my new shift linkage in the mail today so I had to go out and install it on the bike. It was made by Chopper Custom Covers I found him on FB.

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Re: Working on the RGU.
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2019, 09:52:05 AM »

Looks good.
How is the Soft brake system working for you?
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Re: Working on the RGU.
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2019, 04:07:21 PM »

Looks good.
How is the Soft brake system working for you?

I'm loving it. I can now reach the rear brake and use it. With no ankle with the stock rear brake pedal I had issues reaching it. I would recommend Soft Brake to anyone as it gives you more room on your floorboard plus makes the rear brake easier to get to.
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