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Re: Replacing the Gear Shift Ball Joint(s)
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 07:21 pm »
Andre, received my gear lever bushes. 12mm inside perfect on shaft. 14 outside. so now i can remove plastic bush, it will fit also into gear lever? just a bit scared to destroy plastic bush before i know new will fit. thankyou.

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Re: Replacing the Gear Shift Ball Joint(s)
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 07:41 pm »
There are 2 of the plastic bushes, one from each side. You can lift them plastic bushings out easily with a small screw driver.  They come out undamaged unless you do it in very cold temperature as the plastic becomes brittle. Fat chance of that in your neck of the woods :worshippy:

The new ones I got where a little tight after fitting into the gear lever. After carefully (wood piece, small hammer) putting them on the shaft they fit perfect. Your new ones may differ.

...it will fit also into gear lever?
Don't know what you mean by that.

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Re: Replacing the Gear Shift Ball Joint(s)
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 07:46 pm »
thank you Andre. my confidence restored. love your work. very helpfull. your input appreciated. i know its only a small thing but would be big to me if it didnt fit. will let know result. all thanks. no def. not cold here. 35 today with big warnings of huge heat for weekend.

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Re: Replacing the Gear Shift Ball Joint(s)
« Reply #18 on: Monday, 14 May 2018, 01:51 am »
@grog Did it all fit? Does it improve the shifting for you?

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Re: Replacing the Gear Shift Ball Joint(s)
« Reply #19 on: Monday, 14 May 2018, 05:08 pm »
Andre, fitted new metal bush, spaced with a couple of washers. Plenty of heavy grease. Havent changed rose joints yet, lubed them up pretty well. All working fine.

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Re: Replacing the Gear Shift Ball Joint(s)
« Reply #20 on: Monday, 26 October 2020, 07:19 am »
I did the metal bush gear lever upgrade today, all of 15 minutes work and what a difference it had made, no play in the lever now and much more positive gear changes

Thanks for the info

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Re: Replacing the Gear Shift Ball Joint(s)
« Reply #21 on: Monday, 26 October 2020, 01:57 pm »
Guys, keen to do the same, what parts do I need? New ball joint ends RH and LH and bushes?  Available off ebay?
I try to take one day at a time, however sometimes several days catch up with me at once.

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Re: Replacing the Gear Shift Ball Joint(s)
« Reply #22 on: Monday, 26 October 2020, 06:14 pm »
Eric, been a while since gear bushes. I never changed rose joints, just filled with anti dust spray grease. Still good. Ill have a look if i kept spare bushes, cant remember. Very cheap online, cant rem size, maybe 14 od and 12 id, not sure.

 

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