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Translator rose joints - anyone tried these?

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One of my pet hates is constantly undoing/tightening these for adjustment or gearbox removal.  I've got hold of a couple of these for evaluation:

 

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They look like a reasonable fit and are pretty sturdy.  I'll throw them on in a few days and see how they go...



Sorry - should have called them balljoints!

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Never seen them before.

I'd guess that as long as they properly encapsulate your balls without being too tight and restricting movement they should be ok.

My only concern would be pinching of the base of the balls on extremes of movement.

The advantages of being able to pop them in and out as you so desire is the ultimate of convenience.

Don't forget to use rubbers to keep unwanted matter from causing long term issues.

Make sure you use appropriate lube liberally around the whole assembly!

If you struggle with fitment I'm sure you'll be able to get Chris or Trevor to help you get them in.

Take plenty of photos incase others want to try

Edited by Simon350S

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My only concern is that they might let go under load.  I had one pop out near Heathrow once (I was perhaps a little too rough with the knob) and it took an enormous amount of effort to nurse it all the way home.

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There are more double entendres in this thread than you'd find in an entire episode of Round the Horn, nicely done!

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That must have been inconvenient on the motorway mate.

Do you keep a clean rag in the car now at all times to clean up after.

I've always found that if you get caught short and messy on the side of the road and no rag is in sight, the most inconspicuous and most useful item of clothing that can be used in an emergency is a sock. Thats worth noting.

I do see your concern. If the shaft were to pull back unexpectedly there's nothing stopping the balls from releasing without warning.

Think this needs careful consideration before you try it with anyone else on the forum mate.

There are more double entendres in this thread than you'd find in an entire episode of Round the Horn, nicely done!

This coming from "Choppa" :hrhr: Edited by Simon350S

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I replaced mine with one ball joint been left hand thread and the other been right hand thread, these are joined with a RHT and LHT bar and locking nuts. This means that I can adjust on the car without disassembling one end... very simple and accurate.

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I fitted new ones about 3 years ago, adjusted them up ( a bit frustrating) but never touched them since.

If I wanted to remove them for any reason I'd do so from the translator disconnecting the ball end, not touching the adjustment side.

I can see the solution, I just can't see the problem.    :scared:

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That's 'cos you only ever touch one, Rog.  I get to play with loads.  

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Ewwww

Hence the gloves!

You must get your fingers in some right messy places. Some people are so dirty.

Do you worry about them splitting? I sometimes double bag to limit the risk but even then I still worry.

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That's 'cos you only ever touch one, Rog.  I get to play with loads.  

 

So you need loads of sets then,,, :scared:

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As they're cheaper than those supplied by specialists, that's a moot point. Each set fitted is less potential ennui later.

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