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rvwalke
4th December 2007, 17:00
does anyone have any pics of a right side shift ironhead with a jockey shift?... this was my plan... the pipes i made will not allow me to use my foot shifter (it hits the pipes on the down shift) so i was thinking of making a linkage that goes from the shift rod to an extension off the front motor mount and make the shift lever come up from there to the side of the gas tank... i am open to all options... i dont really want to run a lever straight from the stock shift rod, there seems to be too much crap to try and work around. and i dont want to put that much weight constantly on that rod.

XL 50
4th December 2007, 17:47
Are you planning on a left hand throttle? All jockeys have right hand throttles.

chrishajer
4th December 2007, 17:51
My friend has a '75 with right hand throttle and right hand jockey shift. I called him to get a picture of it, but he blew up the bottom end so it's all apart right now. He is digging for some pictures. When I get them, I will post them, along with his explanation of how he shifts and throttles the bike.

--Chris

carmine73
4th December 2007, 23:18
I know that this is on the wrong side and it definately isn't an iron head but i just made this setup today and it works flawlessly the base mount is a 3/4 inch piece of round stock i machined down to 1/2 for a shoulder then i threaded it with a 7/16- 14 die leaving a 1/4 inch shoulder so the thing will pivot freely this is a simple setup and can prolly be used on any bike the washers provide tension so the thing don't bounce around like crazy i used a crinkle washer or wavy washer behind the big ones the tube is 3/4 emt conduit. its nice and light and easy to bend so you can go nuts with the bends to get it exactly where you want it http://www.myspace.com/carminescustomcycles this is myspace its where i keep all my latest photos the pictures you want are in the honda rat album i tried to shrink them but i lost too much detail there are really good shots of the linkage and diecent shots of the entire setup i would suggest you use these pics as "inspiration" then make your own setup from there.

Brad
4th December 2007, 23:40
Check out forum member Max Throttle's bike: (go to post 33)

http://xlforum.net/vbportal/forums/showthread.php?p=633734

rvwalke
5th December 2007, 02:35
i like maxthrottles set up but it still wont work with my pipes... my headers are basically like the basic 2into1 pipes you see on alot of ironheads

ironhead red
5th December 2007, 03:05
I've seen it done on the right before but, I would hate to loose the time it would take to let go of the throttle, reach down, shift, reach back up & grab a handful of throttle. That would be a 1/4 mile killer.

Red

carmine73
5th December 2007, 04:29
why not build a crossover shaft?
all it is is a rod in a tube with a couple of welds and two set screws you dont have to be a mad scientist to make a jokey shift all you need is a little vision and some simple tools. i do everything i have mostly with hand tools i have a lathe/mill and a welder but if you dont make friends with someone who does. I do 90% of my stuff with basic tools hammers files grinders that sort of stuff. Have faith in yerself you can prolly do way more than you give yerself credit for. i regasketed the whole top end of my sporty changed the cams set up a new carb s&s makes it pretty simple but... polished my cases and basically rebuilt the frame from the trees to the tail and all in a matter of 3 weeks. having never worked on a sportster of any kind before id say thats pretty awesome. I had a ton of input from guys here and reading all the posts helped a ton. id say go for it buy some stuff from yer local metal supply and start mesin around with ideas till you find something that seems like it will werk. get ideas from posts and mags then do it yer own way who wants to be the same as ne body else. good luk carmine

elteee69
5th December 2007, 15:45
Heres a couple shots of what I did to my '75. I had to make a little support for the shift shaft because I cut the cam cover & removed sprocket cover. The throw is a little long but it works nice. Its kinda cool, I can slapshift w/ my foot on the upshift also, good luck!

http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/500/project_X-75_230_Medium_.jpg

http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/500/project_X-75_221_Medium_.jpg

http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/500/FAH_Q2_138_Medium_.jpg

carmine73
5th December 2007, 19:39
Kick A** work with the copper lines they look great i like the stress reliefs they look really good

SGD2006
6th December 2007, 19:22
I built this for my '57 Ironhead. People always say it's on the wrong side, when did they print a rule book on which side your shifter should be on.
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k256/sgd2006/PA120034.jpg

Moon Wolf
6th December 2007, 19:44
That green bike rocks, but I'm wondering how you manage to shift with your right hand. Who's minding the throttle?

inferno
6th December 2007, 21:27
when did they print a rule book on which side your shifter should be on.


Well that would be in 1975, right?
Wasn't that the first year all bikes had to be leftsided shifters by american law? :p

/Inferno

Moon Wolf
6th December 2007, 22:31
Well that would be in 1975, right?
Wasn't that the first year all bikes had to be leftsided shifters by american law? :p

/Inferno

Hah! You're right.

elteee69
7th December 2007, 05:57
That green bike rocks, but I'm wondering how you manage to shift with your right hand. Who's minding the throttle?

You cant see it in the pix, but I got a left side Moon pedal foot throttle:shhhh

carmine73
8th December 2007, 06:16
yes 1975 was the first year for the left side law and it sux my bike is a giant pain to shift and after all the work it took to set of foward controles for it the leverage is all of and im gonna make it a foot clutch and a jokey shift to hell with foot shifters they suck bellz

CrazyHorse
8th December 2007, 22:32
I built this for my '57 Ironhead. People always say it's on the wrong side, when did they print a rule book on which side your shifter should be on.
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k256/sgd2006/PA120034.jpg

Nice jockey setup. Smart move to have it braced like that. Looks to work smoothly and be very dependable & maintenance free.

Them long sticks just hanging off the shifter shaft "UNBRACED" have got to have loads of issues due to vibration and such.

SGD2006
9th December 2007, 14:14
Thanks Crazyhorse, Originally was going to come right off the shaft with it. But changed my mind because I was afraid that it would slip out of gear or shift by itself when I hit a bump. Took a lot of trial and error to get it to a place I thought would be comfortable for me to shift. It does shift real smooth and and I don't worry about it shifting on it's own.

vivisix
27th December 2007, 21:43
you can see it here...it's now been bent different.http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g36/vivisix/1106.jpg

jamnjc3
14th April 2008, 07:56
you can see it here...it's now been bent different.http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g36/vivisix/1106.jpg

Your bike will be tits when done!!! What kinda rocket is that swingarm off of?

shotgun46
14th April 2008, 08:45
http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh137/shotgun46/PictureHD_0021.jpg here is one

Stingray
14th April 2008, 16:17
I built this for my '57 Ironhead. People always say it's on the wrong side, when did they print a rule book on which side your shifter should be on.
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k256/sgd2006/PA120034.jpg

Looks to me it is on the right side! lol