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Offline Gunnytron

straightening tri-axe handle
« on: August 18, 2019, 09:40:33 AM »
I am not a massive fan of the way my steeda shifter arm (handle) kinks the angle of the shifter over to one side.

What do you reckon the chances of straightening it in a press are? It feels pretty darn strong and I am concerned it may just squish the edges.
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Re: straightening tri-axe handle
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2019, 09:42:38 AM »
Itíll crack if you donít heat it.
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Re: straightening tri-axe handle
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2019, 09:45:49 AM »
Do you think I could do it with a propane torch and a big hammer?
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Re: straightening tri-axe handle
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2019, 10:58:37 AM »
maybe.    Depends on how far youíre moving it.
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Offline Exidous

Re: straightening tri-axe handle
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2019, 12:08:11 PM »
May be better off making a new one.

Some bar stock. Add threads. Flatten one end. Drill out and bend.
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Re: straightening tri-axe handle
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2019, 12:42:18 PM »
Being that if is forged and square material, I think it will be fairly difficult to bend. You will definitely need to heat it, probably with oxy/acetalen. Starting from scratch is probably easier but will require some Fab work as well.

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Re: straightening tri-axe handle
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2019, 01:05:07 PM »
A new handle is about $30.
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Re: straightening tri-axe handle
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2019, 01:40:50 PM »
A new handle is about $30.

Not to me it's not.

fair point about making a new one though.
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Re: straightening tri-axe handle
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2019, 07:13:19 PM »
A new handle is about $30.

Not to me it's not.

fair point about making a new one though.

Find the one you want, one of us can ship it to you :)

Machining the handle you have to it angle it back to center might work too. Yours will bend it will just need to be cherry red hot.
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Re: straightening tri-axe handle
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2019, 07:39:49 AM »
i agree on not liking where the tri-axe sits especially in even gears it touches the plastic trim.  Are there some other good alternative shift arms people are using?
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Re: straightening tri-axe handle
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2019, 07:48:57 PM »
Does it need to be taller? Different bend? Or just straight up instead of angled towards the driver?
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Offline Gunnytron

Re: straightening tri-axe handle
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2019, 01:41:49 PM »
Does it need to be taller? Different bend? Or just straight up instead of angled towards the driver?

It's the tilt to the side I don't like more than anything (it's away from the driver. RHD :) )
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Re: straightening tri-axe handle
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2019, 03:38:17 PM »
Does it need to be taller? Different bend? Or just straight up instead of angled towards the driver?

It's the tilt to the side I don't like more than anything (it's away from the driver. RHD :) )

Would you prefer it if the tilt was towards RHD?

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Re: straightening tri-axe handle
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2019, 05:34:50 PM »
Does it need to be taller? Different bend? Or just straight up instead of angled towards the driver?

It's the tilt to the side I don't like more than anything (it's away from the driver. RHD :) )

Would you prefer it if the tilt was towards RHD?

Not tilted at all. I should have got the straight one I guess. It's not like it's a big deal. I am running out of stuff to tinker with so making one up out of some rod will be fun :)
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