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Hey All,

Does anyone know anywhere that does custom work for making a shifter rod? Long story short, one of the mounting bolts broke off inside my current shift rod so I need to replace it. I can only really find the few listed on JPcycles, but was hoping someone knew a custom shop that made them.
Thank in advance!
 

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I'm puzzled. So you are saying the bolt that goes through one of the Heim joints broke? Why does the rod need to be replaced and not just the bolt? Can you draw a clearer picture for us, and/or post a photo or two? We want to help, but need more info.
 

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I'm puzzled. So you are saying the bolt that goes through one of the Heim joints broke? Why does the rod need to be replaced and not just the bolt? Can you draw a clearer picture for us, and/or post a photo or two? We want to help, but need more info.
Maybe this will help clarify. Below is what was my shift rod / shift linkage. The bolt snapped off inside the thread of the linkage and I cannot extract it. I tried and my extractor broke, so a new one is now called for.


 

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If you just need the linkage you can usually find on eBay or Facebook groups. The solid fancy kind or the stock style.
 

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Maybe this will help clarify. Below is what was my shift rod / shift linkage. The bolt snapped off inside the thread of the linkage and I cannot extract it. I tried and my extractor broke, so a new one is now called for.
That was made by Will Molino in Florida. Here is his website if you want to contact him. He can definitely make you anything you want unless something changed that I don't know about.

https://www.cycleopsusa.com/
 

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Witchdoctors has them. I believe they have some in their "make an offer" closeout section as well.
 

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custom linkage

I made my new linkage out of all thread(the strong kind) adjustable nut and two heim joints. It works, and it was not a $100. It's not chrome and some consider it ugly, but I do not care. I am called ugly but I go to work almost every day, ha,ha.
 

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Very clever of you Speedblue. To pretty it up, you can cut a length of rubber tubing equal to the exposed threads, cut a slit along the length and slip it over the threads. Or don't slit it and remove one of the Heim joints and slide it on. Or use aluminum tubing. No more ugly.
 

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That was made by Will Molino in Florida. Here is his website if you want to contact him. He can definitely make you anything you want unless something changed that I don't know about.

https://www.cycleopsusa.com/
Thank You, I will get in touch with him and see what he has! I haven't been able to find a direct replacement for mine or anything that really strikes my eye.

I appreciate everyones recommendations.
 

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I see cheap-ass HD shift rods .... if the hole is the same size it will fit ... Thats how i would do it, no way i gonna pay that much for a shift rod

I needed a steering link on my gokart, so instead of left & right thread i just tapped 2x normal right thread and put that same swivel on, or whatever you call them, cheap as chips and looks exactly same as original , only not left & right thread .... Hi hi

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I made my new linkage out of all thread(the strong kind) adjustable nut and two heim joints. It works, and it was not a $100. It's not chrome and some consider it ugly, but I do not care. I am called ugly but I go to work almost every day, ha,ha.
I really like that idea. I just need to find the size of the eye on each end.

Been wanting to experiment with the rear shifter position but my rod is too long.
 

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I really like that idea. I just need to find the size of the eye on each end.



Been wanting to experiment with the rear shifter position but my rod is too long.
Just move it 1 tooth and it will be short enough ...

I moved it 1 tooth coz it was to short ... It worked perfect

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Maybe this will help clarify. Below is what was my shift rod / shift linkage. The bolt snapped off inside the thread of the linkage and I cannot extract it. I tried and my extractor broke, so a new one is now called for.





Left turning drillbit

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That's what I was thinking Andre. Aren't the threads reversed on one end?
Yup so 1 side a right turning drill to get the left out
And one side a left turning drill to get the right out

If you would damage the threads, no worry, just go from M6 left & right thread to 2 x M8 right thread .... It is cheaper that way ... Once you have the right length you never need to a just

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But now an extractor is broken off in the middle of the portion of the bolt that needs to be drilled out. Trying to drill out through a hardened steel extractor might make for difficult work.
 

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But now an extractor is broken off in the middle of the portion of the bolt that needs to be drilled out. Trying to drill out through a hardened steel extractor might make for difficult work.
Ahhhhhh i see, sorry i did not read that part, only 1 option left

Automatic centerpunch if that fails you can always hacksaw cut-off 5 milimeter of the end from shift-rod and NOT cut the bolt, then remove that 5 mm and you have a 5 mm bolt sticking out .....


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JB Weld might give you enough hold to back it out.
 
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