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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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Kip,

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.

Zotter gets credit for the pic.
 

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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.

Bob
 
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