I did the same thing as Max. Channel Locks EXTREMELY tight with it still on the bike... and just start turning. I was to the point of taking it somewhere and having them do it. One day I just got mad and said "I'm either gonna brake the damn thing or it's gonna come off... or both!" It finally started coming out slowly... Got my flame shifter peg on now...
Bloody green lock tight HD used.
I had more chance of my engine falling out of the frame than my stock shift pedal falling off!
I got mine off, but it was the first "help" post that I placed on the Yahoo V Rod list. (is that still running, as I have'nt used it since I found V Rod forums?)
Drew came up with the idea of using a soilder(SP) iron. Remove the shifter bolt from the peddle so the peddle will swing down and you will be able to put the iron on the peg stud. Put some heat to it and use channel locks to bust it loose. Good luck Greg
Just changed mine using the following steps:
1. Using a utility knife, cut the rubber on the stock shifter peg down to the center shaft.
2. Remove or peel back the rubber so the metal shaft is exposed.
3. Use a pair of vise-grips and turn counterclockwise with your left hand.
4. Use your right hand to hold the shift lever in place as not to put pressure on the shifter linkage.
Worked for me, of course the stock peg is no longer usable.
I changed my stock shifter peg out to the flame one. I am tired of it spinning on me no matter how tight I screw that bastard in. So... I guess I will put some lock tight on it. My question is, what kind or color? Do different colors signify different degrees of strength? Thanks fellas.