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post #1 of 2 Old Apr 19th, 2008, 4:28 pm Thread Starter
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Angry Shifter linkage broke

I've joined the club........... my shifter linkage broke today. Limped 20 miles back to the house in 1st gear. Not fun.
Is THIS the shifter linkage recommended?
Can anyone offer instructions/insight on how to replace this linkage. Any special tools required other than a hammer & adjustable wrench?
Any advice is appreciated.
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post #2 of 2 Old Apr 19th, 2008, 5:41 pm
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Re: Shifter linkage broke

Most people have purchased the kit from Phil Johns ([email protected]). His kit just includes the longer, outer linkage, and comes with a drill bit and easyout to remove the broken stud. I personally have never heard of any problems with the short linkage and am still using the stock part.

I purchased a number of permanently lubricated ball ends last year and installed them on the existing linkage. For installation I just made sure that the overall length was the same as the stock part. The replacement linkages are a little more difficult to install since they don't come apart but are certainly doable if you take your time.

Res ipsa loquitur, sed quid in infernos dicet?

Alan Stuber
2003 K1200 LTC Titan Silver
Austin, Texas

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