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I put the rubber peg in a vise and turned the control lever. I've heard others say to use a vise grip. I've also heard some pegs break off when you try to remove them.
 

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A pair of channel locks over the rubber shift peg and they must be very tight. The peg has loctite on it so to break it loose will take a good grip but then it screws right out.


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ErVikingo I did mine on the bike for both mine and Jeannies and had no problem on either.

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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...
 

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Use a heat gun or a blow dryer to heat it up. It'll come out ASAP that way!
 

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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?)
 

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I started with vise grips and it spun the rubber off so I heated to post sticking out with a torch and it backed right out.

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Help, I can't get this shifter peg to move, I've read this thread but what are Channel Locks???, never heard of them here. I have give up for now, done my quota of bad language for a while.

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mr_vrodder said:
what are Channel Locks?
They are a brand of sliding, adjustable pliers. Here is a link to a picture of the buggers, although you probably already have something similar in your toolkit.
 

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Motown_VROD said:
Use a heat gun or a blow dryer to heat it up. It'll come out ASAP that way!
HEATS THE KEY AS SAID ABOVE! :thumb:
 

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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
 

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Got the Sucker off, heated it up with a hairdrier, then pulled the rubber off and was then able to get a good grip on the bar with the wrench. It had loads of red loctite on it.

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Shifterpeg removal

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.
 

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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.
 

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CaptClose for the shifter I use Red loctite. It is the hardest while blue is one step less.
 
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