For some reason I didn't get my link right....
here is what is on McMaster.com
Ok, so just to confuse you some more, I'm gonna duplicate and edit my post from the GSR
Hahaha all good mate, appreciate the input... more answers are better than less!
Looks like John's (another member on the GSR who lives near me) got me covered again though as those ones he linked to earlier will be almost a perfect fit.
I got 15 minutes in the garage earlier today when I could make noise, so I grabbed the dremel, stuck a grinding wheel on, and away I went.
After grinding off most of the back of the heim joint where it had been peened, it still didn't want to budge, so the house mate's non-existent chain breaker (hahaha he didn't believe me til I showed him today) came in handy once again and I was able to force the heim joint shaft out almost all the way and then knock it out the last couple of mm's with a centre punch.
And there they are in all their feral glory...
The good thing of course is that the threaded rod is M6 x 1 pitch which I was able to determine by threading it in one of the threads from my thread repair kit.
I measured everything up and the only difference I can see between the stock heim joints and the ball and socket is that the ball and socket has a threaded shaft (makes it easier to install) and the threaded shank is about 2mm's longer, which won't cause any issues that I can tell.
There's a bearing place near my house mate's work that's a distributor, so I'll give them a call tomorrow and see if they have them in stock.
Alternatively I'll try that online store I found earlier too.
One right hand thread and one left hand thread and I should be in business by the end of the week which means thinking about organising a safety certificate inspection next week.
I also got the template done up for the upholsterers so I can take my seat back up on Tuesday to get sorted:
So the big things left after those couple of things are sorted are:
- Hand grips
- Chain adjustment/wheel alignment
- Rear brake adjustment
- Clutch adjustment
- Headlight adjustment
- Road test
Fingers crossed this gear shifting is sorted ASAP!