Through no fault of their own, riders often find some of their bike’s OEM parts tend to start having issues after a bit of time in the saddle racking up miles. After many trusty miles on our 2005 Dyna FXDX the stock shifter linkage broke. This is a rather common occurrence on these older Dynas (and FXRs) that have been ridden hard, so we suggest swapping linkages out before you get stranded on the side of the road.
After weighing some options as to using another OE linkage or upgrading to one of the aftermarket offerings, we went with Alloy Art’s beefy black billet “MC” Mid Control adjustable linkage. This $99 wonder is made in the USA from 6061-T6 aluminum and comes with stainless-steel spherical rod ends and 12-point hardware. With its simple installation and overkill design we had our bike up and banging through the gears in no time. Here’s how we did it.
Alloy Art Mfg.