On my 1995 873 I lifted the cab to check things over a little closer. Between both hand controls thier is a shaft that runs between them. Thier is 2 shocks that is fastened to a bracket that is on this shaft. Each hand control has its own shock. I am not exactly sure but think the purpose is to keep the controls in the nuetral position when your hands are removed from them. I noticed one of my brackets for the shock is broke so is not doing anything. Anybody familiar with what I am talking about? What is the purpose of these? Also I noticed a redcap that was laying under the foot control. It goes on a small bolt that is straight back from the right control lever under the cab. I can see that you twist and pull it up but not sure what it does. Some kind of relieve valve I believe. Last question, I took the foot pedals out so I could clean all the dirt and crud under them that has built up over the years. Isn't there a better way of doing this? Maybe they have improved on this since 1995. Ok, one more thing. I plan on peeking into the chaincase but not sure what to expect. Can this be drained? and is there any adjustment for this. I am suppose to be getting a service manual for this but haven't yet received it. Thanks for all your help!