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Re: 184 shift knob

Postby Larry B » Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:48 pm

Dish soap will help it go on but after a day or 2 the soap will help it to stay on. Bicycle shop showed me that trick. That is how they put grips on the overpriced "my bike is cooler than your bike" bikes they sell.

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Re: 184 shift knob

Postby treeman53 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:18 pm

Thanks, I will try the dish soap. I did drill it out a little bigger, now I'll just wait for warmer weather to put it on. Probably Spring, as it snowed 6 inches here already...

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Re: 184 shift knob

Postby Dale Finch » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:14 am

I agree, put it in some very warm water to soften it enough so it will stretch without splitting (assuming it really is the correct knob!) The new one I put on my F-Cub was difficult, but that worked. Good luck!
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Re: 184 shift knob

Postby outdoors4evr » Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:36 pm

Use the hot water method.
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Re: 184 shift knob

Postby fordyford » Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:17 pm

I ran in to the same issue. Was advised by Bob to heat the knob in warm water and it will expand enough to push on.
When it cools, it locks on. Tough to get off, like when you need to remove driveshaft floor tunnel.
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