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shift linkage parts #'s

i'm thinking it might be a good idea to carry the parts this summer that'll save a few days if the linkage goes. anybody have a quick parts link or other advice as to what i need to get? i know i saw the parts listed here somewhere, but i can't put my mouse on it. thanx.
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i'm thinking it might be a good idea to carry the parts this summer that'll save a few days if the linkage goes. anybody have a quick parts link or other advice as to what i need to get? i know i saw the parts listed here somewhere, but i can't put my mouse on it. thanx.
They're over in the Accessories pages, under Part Numbers. I copied 'em for here:

Shift Linkage Selector Rod - Short 23 41 2 332 281 - $16.10
Shift Linkage Selector Rod - Long 23 41 2 332 282 - $17.69
Shift Linkage Ball Joint 23 41 1 461 432

I wouldn't count on the prices to be the same --- inflation, don'tchaknow!!!
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You can send a PM to PhilJohn or email him at [email protected]. He has a souped-up replacement linkage kit for the LT. IIRC, it is about $52 ($54?) including CONUS delivery.

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i'm thinking it might be a good idea to carry the parts this summer that'll save a few days if the linkage goes. anybody have a quick parts link or other advice as to what i need to get? i know i saw the parts listed here somewhere, but i can't put my mouse on it. thanx.
I cannot say enough good things about the kit manufactured by a member of this forum [email protected]

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perfect. thanx all.
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The biggest problem with the stock linkage is that it works it's way loose over time and the lube dries out. There is NO published service interval specifically for the linkage other than to check for proper operation at each service interval. I take mine apart and clean, lube, and check the tightness of the ball joints at every 6K. I have found both ball joints and the bell crank pivot screw loose in the past.

Keep it tight and lubed and you won't have a problem.

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I thought so as well, but then I had my first one break at 17k miles and the new (stock) replacement broke 200 (two hundred!) miles later.
It's just a really poor design, and something that BMW Inc. should not allow to persist if they actually care about their customers.

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post #10 of 10 Old May 30th, 2007, 6:14 am
 
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Exclamation Want to try a new vendor for shifter linkage parts?

The linkage on my '02 broke twice on me, so I always carried extra parts. The new owner of my LT also managed to break the linkage last month. Fortunately for him, I supplied him with the spare parts when I sold the bike.

But I digress...

I found a parts vendor that carries what looks to be the exact replacement part, but of better quality. In fact, they have a 'Heavy Duty' version. The vendor is Reid Supply Company, and here's the page where I found the new part. Click HERE for the 'Heavy Duty' version. Now you just have to figure out which one to order.

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