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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:25 pm 
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I managed to snap my gear shifter while downshifting from 3rd to 2nd gear. See pictures for fracture details. Is this repairable or should I look for a replacement? The material seems mixture of copper and steel. Was thinking to use some threaded rod but may be hard to get the alignment correct. Thoughts?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:49 pm 
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If it were me, I'd get another one. Not worth worrying if the fix is adequate.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:12 pm 
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Looked at it and was tempted to offer some fix, but there's many more shift levers chasing way fewer T6Bs, so I'm voting with Mike.
(BTW, the Cu is likely the under-plating for the chrome, and if you could find a C-fiber rod of exactly the right size....)

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Have seen several; can be fixed by a good welder. Then it would be stronger than original. A threaded rod would have multiple possible fracture points. Be sure the welder attaches it in the correct direction!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:37 am 
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Be sure the welder attaches it in the correct direction!
Backwards would be very cool, like an AC Cobra!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:41 am 
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You'd hit your knuckles on the fuel cock.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:03 am 
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That is not the typical T6 shifter, so finding a replacement might not be so easy. Its the early version with pins in the bottom ball. Welding may be the ticket.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:17 am 
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If welding fails, let me know. I'm pretty sure I have one.

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I you weld you will most likely need to cut a coil or two from the spring under the ball in order to engage reverse. Added material will not allow shift rod to go down far enough due to "coil bind" in spring. Don't ask me how I know!

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