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Manual Gear Knob

Mad84VK

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Hey guys,
Just wondering if anyone knows how to get a Manual gear knob off a VU?
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Pull it straight up. Hard. No threads or bolts or nothing they're just jammed on and have a notch in the handle to keep them on straight.
 

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something black
and generally glued.....

if your lucky, the previous owner has removed it as some point and it wont be glued
 

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okay well i twisted mine a bit, it was glues but now the cross to stop if from moving is ripped apart
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This is what happened :\
 

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Shouldn't have twisted it apparently they break :/

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Can you buy another one?
 

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Can't see why not mine was removed when it was shortened and the quick shifter was put in so yeah

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How's your welding skills rofl

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This is what happened :\
It looks to me that you pulled the insert out of the knob.
That's why it was glued in.
On my VT when I took mine off, that came off as part of the knob. Oh, the knobs are not glued on.
While pulling the knob up, slightly twist it from side to side.
With the gear knob removed properly, the gear stick is metal underneath with a notch cut out on top of it to stop the knob turning.

You will find that, the piece of plastic left on your gear stick IS part of the knob and will come off and inside that piece of plastic, there is a key that fits into the notch of the gear stick. You may need to use some force, twist and lift.
Maybe use some multi grips or similar, as you don't have much to hold on to.
I think you will find that if you don't wreck it getting it off, you will be able to glue it back into the knob.

I think in your case, there was too much twist and not enough pull.
 
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