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Replace bushes on rear shocks.

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Twinman
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Replace bushes on rear shocks.

Post by Twinman on Fri 20 Mar 2015, 11:46 pm

Anyone tried to replace the rear shock bushes?
Do I need any special tools?
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Re: Replace bushes on rear shocks.

Post by jerryfudd on Sat 21 Mar 2015, 9:07 am

haven't done it myself or even looked it up but can't imagine it would require much more than a bit of lube and a g-clamp
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Re: Replace bushes on rear shocks.

Post by ashcroc on Sat 21 Mar 2015, 9:25 am

Couple of sockets (1 smaller to push the bush through & 1 larger to catch it) and a vice/g clamp/water pump pliers to push the old bush out. Or just cut it out since you're replacing but pushing it out should be easier. 

Installing just soak new bush In hot water, cover in washing up liquid or similar to act as lube & push in with the smaller socket if needed.
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Re: Replace bushes on rear shocks.

Post by Twinman on Sat 21 Mar 2015, 12:46 pm

I'll give it a try! Smile
If just can find the d*** bushes whitout paying a fortune!
Shipping to Norway cost more then the bushes...Evil or Very Mad
May have to go to my local dealer, with his "Norwegian" prices...tongue

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Re: Replace bushes on rear shocks.

Post by sullivj on Mon 23 Mar 2015, 9:09 am

Machine mart sell a set for £10, especially for driving out the bushes.
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Re: Replace bushes on rear shocks.

Post by Twinman on Mon 23 Mar 2015, 1:49 pm

Thank You all!  Smile

After some hiccups, I placed an order for the bushes at https://www.micksbikeparts.com/ 
Cost me around £8, with shipping to Norway!  cheers Most other places wanted twice that just for shipping!  Rolling Eyes

I think I'll try to do the job with no special tools. Time will show if that's a good idea... tongue

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