JIMS® Shift Pedal Shaft Bushing Tool

Shifter-bushing-removal-toolHarley-Davidson FLH touring models with heel toe shifting on the inner primary case seem to be notorious for rattling due to vibration from worn shifter shaft bushings.  The typical service life of the shifter shaft bushings is 20,000 miles or less. Once the bushings are worn and the shifter starts rattling, wear is increased on all shifter parts from the shift rod ends to the transmission lever and oil seal.

JIMS® No. 5518 Shifter Pedal Shaft Bushing Tool easily removes both worn bushings and installs the new bushings to their proper depth without removing the inner primary, making shifter shaft bushing replacement a 20 minute job.

Made in the USA and featuring JIMS® lifetime tool warranty, JIMS® No. 5518 has a suggested retail price of $90.00.  For use on all 1985-present FLH touring models.  Online at JIMS USA.

5 Responses to “JIMS® Shift Pedal Shaft Bushing Tool

  1. 1 SYF Jan 13th, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Great Idea. My 85 bagger needs those bushings replaced about a decade ago.

  2. 2 Sam Jan 15th, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    I would have never considered this. I clean and grease the shifter shaft about once a year. On a ride returning from Terlingua the shifter vibrated loose and required a roadside repair. Got everything back together and even safetied just in case. When I got home I did the old clean and grease bit, but also removed the heel shifter. Installing a grease fitting has been on my mind for years, but I’ve lost my round-to-it somehow.
    All this nonsense aside, I simply never thought of this being such a high wear item. It’s certainly simple enough. Milwaukee vibrator + loose fitting assembly = a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on. Vibration loves to share, so nuts and bolts and parts do fall off. I fuss about prices all the time, but thanks again JIMS and of course Monsieur Huze.

  3. 3 george blumfield Jan 18th, 2017 at 9:25 am

    do you have to remove the OUTER primary case to use this tool to remove the heel/toe shifter shaft bushings?
    Thank you

  4. 4 SYF Jan 18th, 2017 at 10:19 am

    George, I called JIMS and they said no primary cover removal is necessary.

  5. 5 george blumfield Jan 24th, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    Thanks so much for making the call re remove primary vs not remove primary.
    Only thing from stopping me from buying the too is the “big time” price. WOW!!!!

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