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Old 04-01-2018, 11:20 AM
Blambo Blambo is offline
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Default Lower bearing replacement in Sachs rear shock

Hi all,

More Pampera excitement...

There's heaps of slop in the lower bearing of my rear shock.
If I lift the rear mud-guard it moves freely a few inches before there's any resistance (!).
It's definitely the rear shock not the suspension-linkage bearings because I changed all of those last year and I can easily see the movement in the shock bearing, which was the only thing I didn't change last year because it seemed ok.
That will teach me...

Anyhow, I already have the bearing (that I didn't fit last year) and have managed to get the rear shock out WITHOUT taking the swinging arm out.
It looks to me like there are a couple of bushes with flat flanges, which run inside the bearing; I'm guessing that they are pushed in from each side and meet in the middle (?)
These suckers don't want to come out, probably corroded into the bearing (!) so now I have the shock standing in a pot of diesel and will leave it to soak over-night.
Before getting aggressive with it tomorrow, I thought I should ask if anyone has any experience of this job or any suggestions ?

Thanks in advance.
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