SOFTAIL EXTENDED REACH CONTROLS KITS
J064232017-10-23
GENERAL
Kit Number
50500837, 50500840
Models
For model fitment information, see the P&A Retail Catalog or the Parts and Accessories section of www.harley-davidson.com (English only).
WARNING
Brakes are a critical safety component. Contact a Harley-Davidson dealer for brake repair or replacement. Improperly serviced brakes can adversely affect brake performance, which could result in death or serious injury. (00054a)
WARNING
The rider's safety depends upon the correct installation of this kit. Dealer installation is required for vehicles equipped with ABS brakes. Proper installation of this kit requires the use of special tools available only through a Harley-Davidson Dealer. An improperly serviced brake system can adversely affect brake performance, which could result in death or serious injury. (00578b)
Additional Parts
In addition to the parts from the kit, DOT 4 BRAKE FLUID (41800219) is also required for installation.
NOTE
This instruction sheet references service manual information. A service manual for your model motorcycle is required for this installation and is available from a Harley-Davidson dealer.
Kit Contents
See Figure 4 and Table 1.
PREPARE THE MOTORCYCLE
1.
For models equipped with saddlebags: Remove right side saddlebag following instructions in the appropriate service manual.
2.
Remove the seat following instructions in the service manual.
WARNING
To prevent accidental vehicle start-up, which could cause death or serious injury, remove main fuse before proceeding. (00251b)
3.
Remove main fuse. See service manual.
4.
Secure motorcycle in upright position.
NOTE
This kit is not compatible with engine guards.
5.
If the engine guard is present, remove and discard it.
LEFT SIDE
Component Removal
  1. See Figure 1. Remove the left side foot support bracket, and shifter rod following the instructions in the appropriate service manual.
  2. Remove and discard plastic plug for engine guard fastener if present.
Component Installation
1.
See Figure 4. Select left hand mounting bracket (3) from the kit.
2.
See Figure 1. Install left hand mounting bracket (8) to frame. Tighten mounting screws (6).
Torque: 54–61 N·m (40–45 ft-lbs) Left-hand mounting bracket screws
3.
Assemble foot support bracket (7) to left hand mounting bracket. Tighten mounting screws (9).
Torque: 54–61 N·m (40–45 ft-lbs) Left-hand foot support screws
4.
Assemble shifter rod from kit.
5.
Install shifter rod to shifter rod lever (5) at the transmission. Tighten screw (2).
Torque: 13.5–19 N·m (120–170 in-lbs) Shifter rod screw
6.
Install shifter rod to shifter arm (1) with a screw and nut. Tighten.
Torque: 13.5–19 N·m (120–170 in-lbs) Shifter rod screw
7.
Adjust shifter rod rod ends (3) for rider posture and tighten jam nuts (4).
Torque: 9–13.5 N·m (80–120 in-lbs) Shifter rod jam nuts
1Shifter arm
2Screw (2)
3Shifter rod end (2)
4Jam nut (2)
5Shifter rod lever
6Bracket screw (2)
7Foot support bracket
8Left-hand mounting bracket
9Foot support screw with washer (2)
Figure 1. Extended Reach Controls - Left Side
RIGHT SIDE
Removal of Components
1.
Remove right side foot control support, rear brake line, rear brake lever, and rear master cylinder following instructions in the appropriate service manual.
2.
See Figure 2. Pull wire lead connectors (1) and disconnect stoplamp switch (2).
NOTICE
Remove brake line components carefully. Damage to seating surfaces can cause leakage. (00320a)
WARNING
Be sure that no lubricants or fluids get on tires, wheels or brakes when changing fluid. Traction can be adversely affected, which could result in loss of control of the motorcycle and death or serious injury. (00047d)
3.
Remove rear brake line following the instructions in the appropriate service manual.
1Connector (2)
2Stop lamp switch
3Rear brake line
4Rear brake line mounting fastener
Figure 2. Rear Stop Lamp Switch
Installation of Components
1.
See Figure 3. Install right hand mounting bracket (4) to frame. Tighten mounting screws (5).
Torque: 54–61 N·m (40–45 ft-lbs) Mounting bracket screws
2.
Install rear master cylinder (2) to right hand mounting bracket. Tighten mounting screws (7).
Torque: 24–30 N·m (18–22 ft-lbs) Rear master cylinder mounting screws
3.
Install rear brake lever (1), and foot support bracket (3) following instructions in the appropriate service manual.
4.
NOTE
Route brake line to the ABS (Anti-lock braking system) control module in the original location. Verify that brake line runs parallel to rear of brake lever bracket and that brake line does not rub against any part of the bracket.
See Figure 2. Install rear brake line and stoplamp switch following instructions in the appropriate service manual.
WARNING
Use denatured alcohol to clean brake system components. Do not use mineral-based solvents (such as gasoline or paint thinner), which will deteriorate rubber parts even after assembly. Deterioration of these components can cause brake failure, which could result in death or serious injury. (00291a)
1Rear brake lever
2Rear brake master cylinder
3Foot support bracket
4Right-hand mounting bracket
5Bracket screw (5)
6P-clamp
7Cap screw (2)
Figure 3. Extended Reach Controls - Right Side
BLEEDING THE REAR BRAKE
WARNING
When any hydraulic brake component, line or connection is loosened or replaced on an ABS motorcycle, Digital Technician II must be used during the brake bleeding procedure to verify all air is removed from the system. Failure to properly bleed the brake system could adversely affect braking, which could result in death or serious injury. (00585c)
WARNING
Be sure that no lubricants or fluids get on tires, wheels or brakes when changing fluid. Traction can be adversely affected, which could result in loss of control of the motorcycle and death or serious injury. (00047d)
1.
Check brake fluid level and refill if necessary following instructions in the service manual.
NOTE
Hydraulic brake fluid bladder-type pressure equipment can be used to fill brake master cylinder through the bleeder valve. Remove the master cylinder reservoir cover so that the system cannot pressurize. Do not use pressure bleeding equipment when the hydraulic system is sealed with master cylinder reservoir cover and gasket in place.
NOTICE
DOT 4 brake fluid will damage painted and body panel surfaces it comes in contact with. Always use caution and protect surfaces from spills whenever brake work is performed. Failure to comply can result in cosmetic damage. (00239c)
WARNING
Clean reservoir filler cap or cover before removing. Use only DOT 4 brake fluid from a sealed container. Contaminated fluid can adversely affect braking or clutch disengagement, which could result in death or serious injury. (00504d)
WARNING
Contact with DOT 4 brake fluid can have serious health effects. Failure to wear proper skin and eye protection could result in death or serious injury.
  • If inhaled: Keep calm, remove to fresh air, seek medical attention.
  • If on skin: Remove contaminated clothing. Rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 15-20 minutes. If irritation develops, seek medical attention.
  • If in eyes: Wash affected eyes for at least 15 minutes under running water with eye lids held open. If irritation develops, seek medical attention.
  • If swallowed: Rinse mouth and then drink plenty of water. Do not induce vomiting. Immediate medical attention required.
  • See Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for more details available at sds.harley-davidson.com
(00240d)
2.
Bleed brakes following instructions in the appropriate service manual.
RETURN TO SERVICE
1.
For models equipped with saddlebags: Install right side saddlebag following instructions in the appropriate service manual.
2.
Install main fuse. See service manual.
3.
Install left side cover. See service manual.
4.
Install seat. After installing seat, pull up on seat to verify it is secure. See service manual.
5.
With OFF/RUN switch turned to RUN, actuate rear brake pedal to verify operation of brake lamp.
WARNING
After repairing the brake system, test brakes at low speed. If brakes are not operating properly, testing at high speeds can cause loss of control, which could result in death or serious injury. (00289a)
6.
Test ride the motorcycle. If the brake feels soft, repeat the rear brake bleeding procedure.
Service Parts
Figure 4. Service Parts: Extended Reach Controls Kit
Table 1. Service Parts
Item
Description (Quantity)
Part Number
1
Shift rod
33600170
2
Cap screw, button head, 3/8-16 X 1.25 inch (2)
4044
3
Left hand mounting bracket
Not Sold Separately
4
Right hand mounting bracket
Not Sold Separately
5
Cap screw, socket head (2)
10500022
6
Cap screw, button head, 3/8-16 X 1 inch (7)
4512A
7
Brake line gasket (4)
41751-06A
8
Extended rear brake line, ABS
Not Sold Separately
9
Brake line grommet
12100094
10
Washer (2)
6874