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How in the heck do you get the stock shifter peg off? It is on so tight I am afraid I am going to break the whole shifting arm off. Anyone have any tricks?
 

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bbradley said:
How in the heck do you get the stock shifter peg off? It is on so tight I am afraid I am going to break the whole shifting arm off. Anyone have any tricks?
Cut the rubber part off then use a pair of vice-grips to turn it. If it still won't turn then you can try heating it up with a torch. Someone may have used red loctite during the install, which can be a PITA to remove.
 

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I used a propane torch on mine last night after making about 3 rounds with that stupid rubber piece and channel locks. A little heat with the torch and it came right out with the channel locks.

Nathan
 

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Heat it up and it will come right off. They use Red Loctite on the damm things from the factory. Used to be a common part to fall off a Harley. They corrected the problem with RED.
 

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Is it ok to use Blue loctite when installing a new shifter peg? Or do I have to use Red? Thanks...
 

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not if you're carefull. It doesnt take a lot of heat to wake the loctite up so dont go crazy with it, just bring it up slow. You may mess up the peg.
 

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Heat probably helps, but I've taken off dozens with nothing but channel locks. Just grab it and twist.
 

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I did mine with a little heat and vice grips. I recomend using the red on the new one I started with blue and had to tighten it up twice in 300 miles.
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If you use heat,, put it on the back side just a little at a time right to the back of the stud and twist at the same time shouldn't take much,, the old peg will be a throw away when your done, and if you never plan on changin it again go with red loctite cause it won't come loose again and hell may never come off again,, hehehe,, good luck
 

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So you guys throw away the rear shifter. Why? Keeps the toe of the shoes from getting scuffed. Are your feet that large that it's in the way. I wear size 12's and I'm fine.
 

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I run an extended heel lever on my Train. It works well.
 
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