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post #1 of 5 Old Jun 8th, 2009, 3:46 pm Thread Starter
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No Longer A Shifter Linkage Virgin...

... it happened yesterday... went to grab 4th.... nothing... no shifter... wtf.... left toes.. grabbin air.... there it was... floating below my left peg.. the shifter... grrrrrrrr... nice range of motion it has..... but... nothin' there.. but air!

I limped home in 3rd... 40-45... avoided up hill starts... 30 miles later.. back into the bat cave she went. 'course it was Sunday... and both the beemer shops are closed TODAY... grrr... so... now I wait....

Do I really need an ez out to get the stub out of the linkage bracket or is there a better/diff way of extracting the stud?

Is it a big deal if I just use 1/2 of the new replacement shifter linkage .. and save the other half for the next time?

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post #2 of 5 Old Jun 8th, 2009, 4:01 pm
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Re: No Longer A Shifter Linkage Virgin...

i had bought a replacement so that wouldnt happen,,,,but the new one broke i was in first gear,i was able to unscrew the broken stud out buy screwing it all the way through ,,,lucky i had the old one with me,just for emergency,s ,,,so i leave the old one in till i get a replacement for the one that broke,,,lo and behold it breaks,,this time i was in second gear,,i said screw it,i get on the highway in 2nd gear, 5500 rpm,s gave me 55 mph,, 30 miles later i was home nice new shifter lingage in there now and i was able to screw the broken stud all the way through to get it out,,i small plyers works ok but a small vice grips works a lot better.....good luck
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Re: No Longer A Shifter Linkage Virgin...

Same thing happened to me just 6 days ago. I was able to get it out by screwing it all the way through. I was able to get some deep toothed pliers on the back of the screw and work it out. If you have access to a drill press, I've seen it done with a small drill bit....lube up the broken screw, put it on the drill press, when the bit starts to dig in, slow it down and use the bit like a screw driver.

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Tap it out to 8mm, and get 8mm HD rod ends from McMaster.com

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Re: No Longer A Shifter Linkage Virgin...

How many miles on the bike?

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... it happened yesterday... went to grab 4th.... nothing... no shifter... wtf.... left toes.. grabbin air.... there it was... floating below my left peg.. the shifter... grrrrrrrr... nice range of motion it has..... but... nothin' there.. but air!

I limped home in 3rd... 40-45... avoided up hill starts... 30 miles later.. back into the bat cave she went. 'course it was Sunday... and both the beemer shops are closed TODAY... grrr... so... now I wait....

Do I really need an ez out to get the stub out of the linkage bracket or is there a better/diff way of extracting the stud?

Is it a big deal if I just use 1/2 of the new replacement shifter linkage .. and save the other half for the next time?

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