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post #1 of 9 Old Apr 8th, 2014, 10:11 am Thread Starter
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Clips for shift linkage

Yesterday I tried to take the shift linkage out to service. The little clip on the part that holds it to the plate that holds the foot peg and shift lever would NOT come out. I pivoted it around and when pulling it up even with hemostats it wouldn't budge. Though it did bend. What is the trick to getting this out? Is it because pulling the plate away from the bike it binds it, not allowing it to slide out?

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post #2 of 9 Old Apr 8th, 2014, 11:26 am
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Re: Clips for shift linkage

make sure it is pushed against ball, will bind if there is pressure on pin from ball

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Re: Clips for shift linkage

The ball and sockets have a small clip which retains the ball in the socket. The clips are shaped like a "C" with a perpendicular leg attached to one end. You must find the free end of the "C", swivel it out and away from the ball as the other end pivots. You will then be able to pull it free as the "leg" slides out of the two holes on the ball casing. To remove, turn the "C" clip, then pull the retainer leg free. If the retainer leg won't pull free, then it's probably been bent from agressive shifting.


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Re: Clips for shift linkage

Take the ball stud off the footrest plate. Than You can remove the linkage and work on it. Heat ball stud a little if it won't come out.
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Re: Clips for shift linkage

If you pull the ball too far in the socket you can really bend the lock pin and it will take a large pair of pliers to pull it out. The trick is to not stress the joint until the pin is pulled.

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Now I have to pull the plate away from its normal position to get my hands in there to pull the pin out! Is this what is binding the pin to remove it?
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Re: Clips for shift linkage

it's easy to loosen off the plate, let it hang, keep a link pushed on ball while removing lock pin, assuming you have unclipped and rotated half moon clip off of link. If you get top outer link off plate will drop completely out of way making it easier.

any pressure on lock pin will make it difficult to remove and as John says if you bend pin very difficult to remove

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Now I have to pull the plate away from its normal position to get my hands in there to pull the pin out! Is this what is binding the pin to remove it?
Yes the farther you swing the plate away from the bike the more stress you put on the pin. Best to pop the clip on the other end and pull it away from the bike. I use a length of dental floss to hook the end of a blind clip then pull it over and out with out having to see what I am doing. Just makes it easier.

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Thanks I am going to order new pins so I have them on hand when I attempt this again.
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