Shift linkage will operate smoother and with less resistance after this simple installation. This shaft prevents shift linkage drag and lockup on 2001 through 2016 Harley-Davidson FL Touring Models that do not have a grease fitting on the primary case. It can also be used as a direct replacement (OEM#33709-82A & 33709-82) for 1982 to 2000 FL models. This new and improved shaft will accept any stock or aftermarket shift lever that fits the stock shaft. Manufactured from stainless steel with the exposed end polished so it will match the chrome shift lever. The shaft can be installed in about 30 minutes using simple hand tools.