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Old 12-02-2006, 03:13 AM   #1
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How the hell do I get the two halves of the shifter apart to install my new shifter gasket/flange/base thing?

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The two halves of the shifter is bonded together with rubber inside the shifter,so don't even try taking it apart unless you want to go out and buy a new shifter.To get the new gasket/flange on,just spray the thick part of the shifter with wd40 and carefully slide it over the shaft.
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Using a Talc Powder also works well. Supposedly covering your new boots with talc lubricates them and lengthen's their life. I don't know if that is true or not I do know that it makes everything slide together nice without the use of oil.
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Cool! Thanks guys!
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cut off the old one.
i use windex to slip on the new one.
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Talc or windex. Any types of oil will reduce the life span of the new boots. Oil makes the rubber swell and degradate.
I would use the TALC method.
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I think I'm just an idiot. I didn't even think about taking it off the top... I was trying to get it over the damn ball thing!

I just pulled the old one off, and used the Jenna Jamieson method to lube the new one and it slipped right on.
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