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Old 03-29-2014, 04:32 PM   #1
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After removing the safety pin from the ball on the selector rod how does it come apart further?

Must be something stupid simple.
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Old 03-29-2014, 04:46 PM   #2
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If I remember right that's about it. The old grease may be a bit on the solid side and may require a little tug to pop it off. Funny how something as simple (and often overlooked) as lubrication of shift linkage can make a transmission shift better.
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Old 03-29-2014, 04:51 PM   #3
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After removing the safety pin from the ball on the selector rod how does it come apart further?
Lacking info on year and model, it sounds like the "safety pin" is the clip that after swiveling out the way needs to be pulled up and out of the ball. Once done, gently prying the selector from the ball is all that's required.
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Old 03-29-2014, 04:58 PM   #4
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Pull the safety pin (circlip), and pop the socket off of the ball. On each end.
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:05 AM   #5
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15 minutes after I posted it came apart, after ALOT of prying, seems they had extra wire jammed into the socket. Go figure.
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:06 AM   #6
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Just to be clear, you flip the wire around and then pull the whole thing out before you try to pry it off. The wire has a 3/4-round handle that holds the pin itself in place, and a straight section that acts as the retainer for the joint.
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Old 03-30-2014, 02:54 PM   #7
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I removed the the retaining wire / clip but they had a small birds nest of wire jammed inside the socket itself.

I'll have to get some pics of this one shop I go to, he's a BMW guy. Imagine an 1150 GS half assembled with the wiring harness pulled out and cut up and wires being spliced to by-pass shit. Fairing torn off etc. etc. One step below "shade tree".
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Old 07-16-2014, 06:30 AM   #8
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I just lubricated and replaced foam bushings on my 2002 GS's shift linkage. That "small birds nest of wire jammed inside the socket " appears to be a retaining ring. The external spring clip is insurance so the linkage does not fall apart due to service negligence.

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