ARP Shift Linkage Bolts

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ARP Shift Linkage Bolts

  • These high-quality bolts will replace your low-grade factory bolts
  • 12 Point bolts in black and stainless
  • Made in the USA
  • Manufactured to Imzz Elite exact specifications


  • 2 bolts

Find more ARP Hardware kits for your Harley HERE.

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What is a Black Oxide finish?

Black oxide or blackening is a conversion coating for ferrous materials, stainless steel, copper and copper based alloys, zinc, powdered metals, and silver solder. It is used to add corrosion resistance, for appearance and to minimize light reflection. One of its advantages over other coatings is its minimal buildup; the blacking process creates a layer only about a micrometre thick.

Why are my new bolts oily?

That oil keeps them from corroding and keeps them looking new! You’re a biker…you can’t be afraid to get your hands dirty. (If you are, trade your Harley in for  Vespa.) Hot baths of sodium hydroxide, nitrates, and nitrites (at 286 °F) are used to convert the surface of the material into magnetite (Fe3O4).  To achieve maximal corrosion resistance the black oxide must be impregnated with oil or wax. Once the process of dipping is completed the top layer of the fastener is porous and a layer of oil is applied, similar to a pickling process. The oil seeps into the material adding that extra corrosion resistance to rust.

Will they rust?

Black Oxide adds a layer of corrosion and abrasion resistance to fasteners. Like any material, black oxide treated fasteners can rust in the right environments. It will depend on if the fastener is damaged or marred, the type of metal with the black oxide treatment and environmental conditions. In high heat environments, the oil residue that stays on the fasteners will begin to turn brown. Many users find their bolts look like they rust prematurely when really, the oil is just changing colors. See the next Q&A to learn how to bring them back to looking new if they begin to show rust.

Do they require maintenance?

Like any treated, chromed or painted surface, they do require some maintenance. It’s simple and takes only a few minutes! To keep your black oxide hardware looking good and new on your bike, they must be oiled. We recommend spraying WD-40 on a rag and wiping the surface of the hardware whenever you clean your bike. Don’t wait for them to look bad before doing something. A quick swipe with WD-40 every now and then will keep them looking brand new and prevent corrosion. We use Silikroil around the shop which we prefer over WD-40. You can find it on Amazon. In hot, rainy or humid environments, they may require more frequent maintenance.


Additional information

Weight .125 lbs
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 in

Black, Stainless

16 reviews for ARP Shift Linkage Bolts

  1. John M. (verified owner)


  2. Carmelo pullaro (verified owner)

    They look great but still looking for a new shift linkage to install so I haven’t put them on yet

  3. Edward (verified owner)

    Anazing product and customer service cant wait to order more products from you guys, thanks again

  4. Mark R. (verified owner)


  5. Michael (verified owner)


  6. Joseph B. (verified owner)

    No nuts cane with them

  7. Lorenzo S. (verified owner)


  8. George S. (verified owner)

    I have looked all over the Internet for black ARP bolts in black and this is the only place you’re going to find them! They are a smaller company so you need to give them a bit more time to get the parts shipped out to you but that is also why you save on the price of the bolts I think because they do not have so much overhead I much rather wait and save some money which gives me opportunity to buy more parts. And Nichelle in the sales department Really knows all about ARP bolts and is always a big help THANKS AGAIN IMZZ ELITE

  9. Michael Radigan (verified owner)

    Great upgrade over stock

  10. Alain Girouard (verified owner)


  11. Daniel Coelho (verified owner)

    Perfect fit

  12. Eric (verified owner)


  13. Scott W. (verified owner)

    looks way better than stock

  14. Parker (verified owner)

    Fast shipping

  15. Matthew (verified owner)

    Love it

  16. justin harding (verified owner)

    Great finishing touch

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