Originally Posted by TJ2
I just went out and looked at mine. There is a plastic keeper around the stud. . . is yours missing?
What you got more of time or money. If it's money then you have your answer. Buy the OEM part retail.
If it's time, look at the set up. Take the pedal off and engineer something that will keep the two pieces properly related. Maybe saw the stud off and through bolt something? Devise a 'keeper' to hold what you have in place?
Depending on where you live, there may be junk parts around. Do some homework and find out what's available. Posting your location might allow members of this board to point you in the right direction.
Yeah, I've got a plastic keeper on there as well. Pretty cheap part from the dealer (less than $2). However, the machined out portion of the "stud" isn't true all the way around and the "keeper" just pulls off after a couple shifts. Right now, I'm riding to work with a zip tie keeping it together...pretty ghetto, but it works (at least for now). I'm gonna go to the HW store this afternoon and get a C clip, a couple 1/2" washers and a pc of nylon tubing to act as a bushing.
Tubing over the stud, linkage over the tubing, washers to "shore" up the space from the linkage to the are where the C Clip would attach, and then the C Clip.
Will let you know if it works.