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Been trying to figure out how to do the foot shift on my 45", when I came across this old magazine (Swedish from -83) that showed a WL with a neat little lever. Under the pic it says: "The ric-rac mechanism from -52 was avalible as an option for Harleys small M-165".

Have'nt thought about this before but when I looked into it now I realized they ment M-65, & M-50. From what I've been able to find on the net it seems they used these shifters from -66 and at least up to the early 70's.

Does anyone know what's the deal with them, were the shifters a Harley thing? They were never sold in Sweden & I don't know anything about them, maybe someone has a shifter unit for sale?
 

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The M-50/M-65 sold in the US had a "twist grip" shifter on the handlebars (bicycle type). The accessory shown is a new one on me, I have a parts catalog for the M-50/M-65 and will look to see if it is listed.
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Apehanger Hank said:
The M-50/M-65 sold in the US had a "twist grip" shifter on the handlebars (bicycle type). The accessory shown is a new one on me, I have a parts catalog for the M-50/M-65 and will look to see if it is listed.
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Thanks Hank I'd appreciate it!

Zepplin, do you mean this? I think it looks kinda weird with that bent rod, the M 50/ M65 unit looks cleaner plus it has the shifter arm pointing up...
 

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I might actually have one for sale - send me a PM & I'll dig around in my garage & send some pics...can't remember the style, but I got it & decided to stay hand shift on my WL...had it for a few years & think it's a complete setup...
 
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