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post #1 of 4 Old Jul 22nd, 2006, 8:31 am Thread Starter
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gear shift balljoint

how do you uncouple the ball joint on the gear shift....or how do you remove the gear shift from the bike? the manual says decouple the ball joint.....

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post #2 of 4 Old Jul 22nd, 2006, 10:39 am
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There is a retaining clip that snaps around the base of the ball joint. I have found it easiest to remove the lower tuperware to give better access. I always bent the clip when I just removed the foot plate. If the joint gets stressed at an angle the clip bends and you have to pull it out with a pair of pliers. Once the clip is out the joint will pop off when pulled at an angle.

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post #3 of 4 Old Jul 22nd, 2006, 5:25 pm
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Thanks, John (and Zotter!). I did a quick check, did not find this information or picture in the HoW, and think it would be a good contribution to that repository of knowledge.

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While you have it apart, practice putting the clip back in. Its a PITA to get the clip back in when everything is put back together.

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