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Old 11-07-2012, 06:27 PM   #71
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Me too.. I dont really know WHAT it is, but Id take one if it helps the wobble wobble
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:18 PM   #72
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I just finished doing this (along with removing the counterweight). The bushing was worn slightly with a small but visible groove on the worn sides. I forget my caliper measurements but I remember it wasn't as worn as WuNgUn's.

There's just two things I'd like to mention.
This mod didn't remove the slop from my shifter. My shifter had less than an inch of play prior to the mod, and it remained the same afterwards. Turns out, the play in mine is just from the cable connection along with other parts of the linkage.
Also, I didn't need to totally remove the bracket that the bushing is on, I just loosened the bolts enough so the bushing could be slid out of the slot and removed. With the limited work space, this saved a lot of time not having to remove the bolts completely.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:53 PM   #73
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should be making the bushings soon, probabbly 6 or so and selling for like $10 shipped, stay tuned
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:26 PM   #74
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so if this doesnt remove the wobbly wobbly, what does it do?
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Old 01-16-2014, 12:08 PM   #75
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I found this vid from late november detailing how to install the square bushing.

Replacing my linkage cables fixed the problem getting into reverse, and the shifts felt normal again with a proper gate into reverse, but then it suddenly started getting stuck in the gate while still going into 1st. Turns out the missing bushing was allowing the post to come out of the slot. I wonder if the post is too worn down to use effectively now.

Also, I only have a normal 13mm wrench handy to install the bushing. How brutal is it going to be to get those long bolts out?



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Old 01-16-2014, 02:18 PM   #76
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Fantastic video Jocus. Thanks for the find. That will help alot of us who are planning to do something about that bushing. Now if only the vid OP would have said where he got that bushing.
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:16 PM   #77
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Steve at Tasca sells the bushing. I'm the one who makes them.
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Old 01-23-2014, 08:25 AM   #78
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I found this block to be worn enough to have reached the pin on one side. I flipped the block and removed the counterweight, and it is like a new car. Funny thing was, It didn't feel too bad before I began to really pay attention. Can't beat the price on this fix!
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I did this a while back. I also removed the counter weight but I ended up putting it back. Each shift felt to fake and light without the weight. Just personal preference but I thought I would share for those thinking about doing removing it.
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i still need to do this...
i removed the counterweight but put the "bracket" back in..
to me, that is the perfect feel..
lighter, but not too light.
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