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Rear shock tube removal

PostPost by: jmahall » Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:33 pm

Any tips out there on removing the rear shock tube??
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PostPost by: Jason1 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:47 pm

I was told to assembly you chill the tube and heat up the alli hub carrier and as there cool they are an interference fit.
So to separate you should just heat the alli hub carrier and the tube should pull out.

Good luck.

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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:55 pm

Start by removing the outboard drive shaft and bearings. Then clean the damper tube residing inside the hub carrier as best you can. This will help prevent scoring of the hub carrier when you remove the damper tube. Finally, as Jason says, heat the hub carrier until the tube slips out.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:26 pm

jmahall wrote:Any tips out there on removing the rear shock tube??


Type "rear shock tube removal" into the search facility.

Read the existing 14 threads. :|
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PostPost by: jmahall » Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:45 pm

Thanks for the advice. I set the carrier up in my press, applied heat and pushed it out from the bottom.
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