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    Gear Stick Cup And Spring Removal?

    Hi there all! firstly happy new year to everyone. I'm finding it difiicult to remove the cup and spring to fit on my short shift stick. i looked on search but couldnt find the right thread. can anyone help in telling me how to remove the cup and spring.

    thanks in advance - Ryan

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    Press down turn anticlockwise a wee bit and lift off..But if its rusted on then it will be tough to get off...Or if the wee pins that hold it on are bent..
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    hi Andy sorry i mean the Spring inside and the nylon cup and the cover. do i need to grind the stick in half to remove? i cant seem too see where it would come apart unless its screwed in real tight?

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    Angle grinder to cut through the gear lever is what's required!

    It's pretty non reversible

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    thanks ceejam

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    Ah right...sorry I misunderstood...Yes angle grinder time...What type of quick shift are you fitting...some of them are...errm...not very good..I fitted one to haggis and it lasted 2 days..
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    i bought minisports version, not heard any views on it tbh are they bad or good? anyone know or had experience with minisports version of "quickshift". thanks

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    To be honest, i've never been impressed with any of the quick shifts. The gate is too close and quite easy to beat the synchro on a worn box.

    just my opinion on the subject though....

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    Hi Rob, this is my first project, would you advise me to fit the original till i get it on the road again then maybe consider it ? i hate it when a good idea turns bad. lol thanks again

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    Go KAD or go home KAD ones are by far the best you can fit. Try it with the standard shifter first and if you really feel the need, get a proper KAD one It doesnt really make you shift faster but just shortens the throw
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    I'd say there are plenty of things i'd do before i bothered with one.

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    thanks for all the Info folks. =]

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    I tend not to think of it as a 'quick shift' and more as a short shift.

    It is easy to beat the synchro with a standard lever too - the trick is to match the revs so the synchro isn't required

    Some folk like them, some folk hate them. The first time I tried a quickshift on a car it felt horrible, but quickly realised the gearchange wasn't attached to the gearbox properly & the engine was moving due to broken steady bar bracket!

    On a good 'box, it shortens the throw of the lever which can be useful if you have buckets & harnesses

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