how to Replace joint on the oval Carbon tiller extension?

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I have one of the carbon tiller extensions in oval shape, and I would like to replace the rubber joint. Where can i find a replacement and how to replace it? the cap where the rotating joint is attached is glued, do I have to cut an inch from the extension to remove it?

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torrid

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Couple of options.

Supposedly you can heat it with a heat gun, then slide the extension over a long dowel rod. If done correctly you can slam down the extension on the dowel, and the broken U-joint will pop right out. I didn't get this to work, and I wound up drilling and scraping it out.

However, there is a much, much easier solution. Just flip the extension over 180 deg. and install the new U-joint in the other end.

Whatever you do, do not cut it.
 
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