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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 17th, 2009, 12:18 pm Thread Starter
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Washers for Shifter fix???

Okay I took the advice and bought the bearings. Bought the SS #8 washers too but boring them out is nye impossible, okay difficult.

So then the source of the washers that will fit was noted.
http://www.bikeman.com/BO1261.html

But hey for $3 worth of washers they want $9 for shipping.

Is this a part that can be readily obtained from a motorcycle shop? Hardware store?

I understand its only $12 but that equates to $6 per washer used....a little extreme.
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Okay I took the advice and bought the bearings. Bought the SS #8 washers too but boring them out is nye impossible, okay difficult.

So then the source of the washers that will fit was noted.
http://www.bikeman.com/BO1261.html

But hey for $3 worth of washers they want $9 for shipping.

Is this a part that can be readily obtained from a motorcycle shop? Hardware store?

I understand its only $12 but that equates to $6 per washer used....a little extreme.
Give me a ID & OD measurement and I'll see what I can come up with.

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Well the Shifter fix posted here noted #8 Stainless Steel washers then bore out with a 5/16" bit.

The other option noted was the washer noted in the website I noted.

Spec: 8.2 x 12 x 1 mm

so I'm guessing 8.2mm ID x 12mm OD x 1mm thick
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Okay I took the advice and bought the bearings. Bought the SS #8 washers too but boring them out is nye impossible, okay difficult.

So then the source of the washers that will fit was noted.
http://www.bikeman.com/BO1261.html

But hey for $3 worth of washers they want $9 for shipping.

Is this a part that can be readily obtained from a motorcycle shop? Hardware store?

I understand its only $12 but that equates to $6 per washer used....a little extreme.
Product Quantity Price/Ea Total



Kalloy 1mm Washers for Seatbinders 8mm ID Bag of 10 1 $2.95 $2.95
Shipping: USPS First Class Mail $3.17
Sales Tax $0.00
Total $6.12

If you change the shipping method to USPS first class, shipping is $3.17. If it makes your 20K bike work better and you can fix two bikes with the parts, how much is too much? You got the advice for free, they showed you where to get the items, they will be delivered to your door, come on, be happy.

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I must have missed the USPS shipping...i just saw the $8.95 and thought there must be a easier way.

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These washers work fine and arrive for about $5 total. Ever so slightly loose on the ID, but much better than the flintstones washers I made.

I needed 2 inside and 2 outside for the lever to move freely when snugged-up.
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These washers work fine and arrive for about $5 total. Ever so slightly loose on the ID, but much better than the flintstones washers I made.

I needed 2 inside and 2 outside for the lever to move freely when snugged-up.

Same thing here - good price (be sure to select USPS) and use 2 washers on each side. Ooops, I mean "warshers" (have to remember to speak Texan)

Use a dab of red loctite (as the factory does) on the bolt as well - mine came a hair loose after my first test ride (aprox 17 miles). For those who didn't use loctite, you may want to check your bolt if you've put miles on it...the washers work great, but appear to help loosen the bugger with use.

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I just bought some stainless steel washers with a 5/16" hole in them. Mounted 3 of them on a long 5/16" diameter carriage bolt between two nuts and spun them down on against a grinder by hand. A file with the bolt in a 3/8" drill may do the same, but I couldn't wait that long.

When spinning the washer's O.D. against the grinder, and once they just began to grind off the two nut's hex edges, they were about the right O.D. for the assembly. It was really easier than trying to drill out a smaller one for the proper I.D. Mine took 3 (one outer + stock washer, and 2 inners).


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A file with the bolt in a 3/8" drill may do the same, but I couldn't wait that long.
Lacking a bench grinder, I tried to make two this way (file, drill). Either the SS washers were too hard, or my file too dull, but it took forever for me and I got bored after 30-40 minutes testing them for fit and never quite got them small enough.

Ordering by mail was the best use of my time/skills All came out well in the end. Quite happy.
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