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I don't like the rag joint on my machine and I found a rubber replacement online for $7 but I wanted somthing a little better so Im going to put in what i thought about from the start.
Here is the original

Here is the replacement

And I may replace the shaft as well

I will add more pics from while I'm putting it together should ony take an hour or two when i get to it tomorow night.
 

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Nothing wrong with the over kill of the U-joint - it'll outlast the rider body in all probability.. I was looking at that same thing on an older Murray I had and I thought a side wall piece, cut out from a tire carcass would make an excellent replacement, if I ever needed to replace it.
 

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Nothing wrong with the over kill of the U-joint - it'll outlast the rider body in all probability.. I was looking at that same thing on an older Murray I had and I thought a side wall piece, cut out from a tire carcass would make an excellent replacement, if I ever needed to replace it.
I was going to do that too, great minds think alike. I really wanted the smooth feel of the U-joint... and I wa too lazy to cut a tire up lol
 

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Looking foward to pics of the upgrade.
 

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Here comes the pics!!:thThumbsU
Only took about an hour or so. I'm very pleased with the results much better steering indeed. My suicide knob works much better now. It was a little expensive but I had giftcards for xmas for where I got all of the bits and pieces so why not. The u joint was $35, $10 for the shaft( exhaust pipe) $5 for the coupler that conects the u joint to the shaft and $2.50 for the 3/4"bolt.







 

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OR;

You could have gone this route for a lot less money.:fing20:
http://www.surpluscenter.com/item.asp?item=1-2738&catname=powerTrans

Basically the lower end of the steering column where the steering shaft attaches to the rack. Not a frequently called for part in most salvage yards so the cost would be minimal.

Just thinking out loud.
I totally agree and I thought of that too. I have a subaru justy in the yard that is waiting to get hauled away and it prob had one of those in it, but I wanted to fab somthing really easy and this job was real easy, and fun and free because of the gift cards :thThumbsU but for any oneelse wanting to do this kind of mod that surplus centre deal couldnt be beat thanks for the link
 
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