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DHS Shifter Lever Upgrade

How many of you did the DHS UPGRADE and like it so far And did you do shorten throw modification where you drill a hole in the OEM shifter or did you skip that
And did it really get more of a better shift to the gl1800
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Yes I did. The first set I got were so stiff the shifter wouldn't return, he sent me new ones and they worked for a while then got stiff. I finally got heim joints from another source and made my own. The ones he uses have a plastic (of some sort) insert that apparently can't take the heat, I got all metal ones. I do like the short throw though it does take slightly more effort to shift.

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DaveO430 has it, I own the parts, but never got it installed.
I think I WILL stick with the OEM its working for me I thought thier would be more respond to this
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Now that I think back on it, was at Dave's home for a couple days and we were talking about the DHS item, and I just chose to not install it at that time.

I am now two years past that point, and the OEM shifter cycle is working fine for me, I am not going to install it.

So, guess I should put it up for sale.

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Yes I did. The first set I got were so stiff the shifter wouldn't return, he sent me new ones and they worked for a while then got stiff. I finally got heim joints from another source and made my own. The ones he uses have a plastic (of some sort) insert that apparently can't take the heat, I got all metal ones. I do like the short throw though it does take slightly more effort to shift.

Where did you get the new heim joints from I really dont mind the throw but I won,t mind trying some new heim joints to stiffen the joints up
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Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 & https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 . With these you have to use bolts and spacers to make it work out. If you have somewhere local you could probably get them with the studs, just get all metal & use self locking nuts except the jam nut where they screw together.

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Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 & https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 . With these you have to use bolts and spacers to make it work out. If you have somewhere local you could probably get them with the studs, just get all metal & use self locking nuts except the jam nut where they screw together.
Thanks for the info I going to try this You probably couldn,t give me a little more info on the bolts and spacer thing It will probably be more obvious I guess when I GET there and take it apart
I did order the parts off amazon
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Wish I had pictures. The joints DHS sells have the stud that go into the shifter arms, you can see that in his pictures, the joints from Amazon do not. What I did was buy grade 5 fine thread 1/4" bolts, don't remember the length and used some spacers I already had about 10mm or 3/8" thick to go between the joint and the shift arm & shift lever to make the linkage be straight. You could probably use 3 or 4 washers to accomplish the same thing.

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Wish I had pictures. The joints DHS sells have the stud that go into the shifter arms, you can see that in his pictures, the joints from Amazon do not. What I did was buy grade 5 fine thread 1/4" bolts, don't remember the length and used some spacers I already had about 10mm or 3/8" thick to go between the joint and the shift arm & shift lever to make the linkage be straight. You could probably use 3 or 4 washers to accomplish the same thing.
The 1/4 bolts work in the shifter arms right Do they fit in them jionts from amazon
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