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justin ball
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May 18, 2020 - 1:37 pm
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Anyone cut and spliced a shift lever from its standard 6 in to about 8 or longer cut and splicing in a bit of pipe? Its driving me mad, and I'd really like a scruffy, rusty one to practice on. Of course I'll let you know how it goes. Mod of the month?  used one £14 on ebay. Can anyone do better? Justin

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That`s one way of doing it, or get another knackered gear lever and cut 2" back from toe-piece and chop your good-splined one, vee both and weld, grind down and spray off with silver/alloy/chrome paint?

Only way I can think of at the mo for your pipe method that doesn`t involve brazing/welding, apart from drilling and riveting(which`ll weaken the job if not done right), is to serrate the areas of gear lever shaft to go into a pipe which is also roughened-up internally, and use P40 to stick it all together? No, I`ve not done that with a gear lever, but have welded gear levers and extended rods and shafts etc

Perhaps bung a Wanted ad on the forum, someone`ll have an old one kicking around that they`ve replaced with a new one.

Here`s some donors ripe for butchering 🙂 ...** Please log in to view **

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There will be more....

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Does it make much of a difference?

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ebay 71 has the splined casting broken off. The other not "buy it now"..., damn

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Yes, but you could maybe cut`n`weld the shaft from it, for grafting purposes?

Try this link ** Please log in to view ** scroll down further, some cheaper buy-it-nows there I spied for butchering or whatever...

Hopefully there`ll be even more choice by banging in other searches than BSA like I did?

If I`m desperate, I message the seller with a half-decent offer so they pull the auction, had them accept many times this year alone.

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I am hoping to keep mine in one piece in case the idea does not work, and therefore only chop and splice the donor. I also seem to remember the splines are of two sizes, something like 10 or 12 mm. I'm hoping for a tenner sort of thing.

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Hi Justin,

is this what you want? Already done, yours for the postage.

Regards.

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Really want to ask, why .. laugh

Mike H --

Murphy's 4th law of motion states that any small object that is accidentally dropped will immediately hide itself under a larger object.

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C`mon No6, you must know Justin is an intrepid international motorcyclist....he`s probably off up the `Him-marl-ears` to teach Bigfoot to ride 😉 

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Hi Stu,

If no one else wants your extended gear lever it sounds as though it might ease the problem I have changing gear in my size 12 boots,

Cheers Pete (bigfoot)

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Hi Pete

I’ll just PM Justin, if he’s ok you’re welcome to it, it came with some other bits and it’s no use to me!

regards

D7/14 hybrid (4 speed with D7 crank etc.) on the road, D10 Bushman awaiting rebuilding.

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