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Offline Thunderlizard

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Murph's Shifter Bearing Kit
« on: March 17, 2020, 10:42:08 am »
I'm sure this has been talked about a bunch of times before, but I wanted to post this to give props to Murph for not only the kit but for the product support as well. Wish he had a review spot on his website.
I made a bush-league error and forgot to press out the sleeve, and mistakenly thought the kit would not fit. I emailed in the evening and had a response the next day.
I had some pretty good grease on the OEM setup and figured I was doing pretty good with that. I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical, but I figured it was a low-cost investment for some potential improvement. Well, all I can say is the shifting is smooth as butta. Feels like it drops into gear on its own - never felt so good!
So if you're on the fence, for the $20 you'll pay, you'll be thanking yourself that you did. And if you have any install questions, Murph's folks will follow up quickly and then again to see if it all worked for you. Hard to beat that.

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Re: Murph's Shifter Bearing Kit
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2020, 03:33:30 pm »
I'm sure this has been talked about a bunch of times before


http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=711

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Well, all I can say is the shifting is smooth as butta. Feels like it drops into gear on its own - never felt so good!


yep!
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Re: Murph's Shifter Bearing Kit
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2020, 08:15:31 pm »
As I said in a previous review many eons ago....I couldn't tell the difference.  It's definitely an upgrade in how it's made vs Kaw but it didn't do anything for me.  YMMV.
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Re: Murph's Shifter Bearing Kit
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2020, 08:28:28 pm »
As I said in a previous review many eons ago....I couldn't tell the difference.  It's definitely an upgrade in how it's made vs Kaw but it didn't do anything for me.  YMMV.

The difference in experience probably dependeds on how much wear (or no wear) one had/has in the original plastic sleeve before it was/is replaced.
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Re: Murph's Shifter Bearing Kit
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2020, 08:43:06 pm »
That could be it, Max.  From what I recall, I didn't see much wear at all on mine.  It was definitely less sloppy in the shifter itself.  I just couldn't feel it through my foot.
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Re: Murph's Shifter Bearing Kit
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2020, 08:58:38 pm »
That could be it, Max.  From what I recall, I didn't see much wear at all on mine.  It was definitely less sloppy in the shifter itself.  I just couldn't feel it through my foot.

Mine was pretty sloppy.  Could be the way it wore, the environment, they way I used it, or perhaps there was a production change or change in the quality of the plastic used in different years.  Hard to say.
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