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Post by Kitch » Mon Nov 20, 2006 9:43 pm

Worst radius arm bearing Chris (Doc) has ever had to do :lol:

Came out in a few bits:

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And the arm was a little worse for wear....hopefully it'll last another year:

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I reckon I could do one on my own now though. I've done alot more intense repairs than that, but its one of those I don't trust my own hands with, so many thanks to Chris for providing the extra skills. :D

Didn't soften the back end though....I've got very stiff spheres :lol:

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Post by BX Bandit » Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:44 pm

Didn't soften the back end though....I've got very stiff spheres
I'm sure Doco must be relieved to know that your back end wasn't softened and that your spheres are still stiff - lest he get a little worried!!

My n/s rear bearings weren't far off that about 18 months ago - photo reminds me of how many bits came out and how 'dented' the bearing surface on the arm was....

Anyway, at least your back end won't squeal any more.... :shock:
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Post by docchevron » Tue Nov 21, 2006 2:15 am

I like it when they squeeeeeeel like a pig! :oops: :shock: :D

Tis a very straightforward job really, just need big hitting sticks and suitable things to hit!

Thanks for the beer, pie's and light unit Kitch! Muchley appreciated!
I reckon the arm will go on for a long time yet mate. But if a good set of arms turn up for not alot then always worth having!

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Post by tim leech » Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:20 am

What BX did that come from?

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Post by AlanS » Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:46 am

Regardless of what anybody says, that job goes two ways; simple, straightforward, in and out in no time or all hell breaks loose and when it does................oh brother.
Many moons ago we did a CX. First side was 45 minutes, second side we spent almost 4 hours and ended up at an engineering works on a Sunday with the guy who owned the show F'n and bind'n, grinding, heating, pressing and improvising and at the end of the day, my mate, a Cit mechanic, the guy from the engineering shop and myself all sitting around trying to work out why we had so much bother.
Just seems to be the nature of the beast.


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Post by docchevron » Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:20 am

Too true Alan, I've done some in 30 mins and others have taken all day!

Although, the bigger the hammer, the easier the job!!!!

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Post by tim leech » Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:02 pm

Is that from your 16v Kicth?

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Post by ellevie » Tue Nov 21, 2006 3:08 pm

Even if it doesn't sort out the suspension, it gives you a nice feeling of satisfaction to know that the bearings have been done. My BX used to make an embarrassing creaking sound which was getting worse and worse. I was lucky, I had no real problems changing them, except one of the break pipes sprang a leak. It's probably worth giving the break pipes a good probing with your fingers to see if there are any weak spots before you start. Or better still, make sure you have spare pipes on hand before you start.
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Post by Kitch » Tue Nov 21, 2006 5:11 pm

tim leech wrote:Is that from your 16v Kicth?
It is. The one that was squealing its nuts off at Stratford :lol:

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Post by tim leech » Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:57 pm

I need to do mine sometime next year!