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    New question here. replacement Pivot bolt - 05 Prophet

    anyone know where I can order a replacement pivot kit (I think it has washers too)?

    I can get the bearings easily (Enduro site).

    Please don't tell me to go to my LBS...this is a HUGE ordeal & time waster.

    I would like to order online and do the work myself...

    thanks in advance.

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    dealer only part

    Dealer only part, get your lbs to send you your part. Just had my pivot replaced on my 2007 prophet and it helped the tightened up the rear

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    Quote Originally Posted by karlmichael
    Dealer only part, get your lbs to send you your part. Just had my pivot replaced on my 2007 prophet and it helped the tightened up the rear

    did you replace both cartridge bearings too?

    What tool is needed to do this?
    I have a bearing press for my santa cruz...but I don't think I can use it due to different size bearings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freeriderB
    did you replace both cartridge bearings too?

    What tool is needed to do this?
    I have a bearing press for my santa cruz...but I don't think I can use it due to different size bearings.

    Approximate sized chrome socket on an extension with some heat applied and a love tap usually does the trick for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elzippo
    Approximate sized chrome socket on an extension with some heat applied and a love tap usually does the trick for me.
    Heat????
    A simple vice or piece of wood to drive them out is all that's necessary....
    You can't apply heat as this will not only damage the paint but also the integrity of the heat treated aluminum frame.....not to mention your warranty which will go out the window as well.....
    "Common sense isn't always that common!"
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    OMG you are such a misinformed know it all

    Quote Originally Posted by cdalemaniac
    Heat????
    A simple vice or piece of wood to drive them out is all that's necessary....
    You can't apply heat as this will not only damage the paint but also the integrity of the heat treated aluminum frame.....not to mention your warranty which will go out the window as well.....
    Yes Heat! Before shooting yer mouth off you should Read the bearing replacement addendum from Cannondale. I wasn't recommending a blow torch for christ's sakes.

    A Heat gun applied sparingly will loosen the green loctite that holds them in.
    Oh BTW thats a hair dryer on hot for the mentally challenged one here.

    "The bearings are installed with Loctite 638 which bonds the bearing
    to the part. If the bearing is difficult to remove, you may need to
    warm the bearing carefully to loosen the Loctite bond. Locate a
    dowel on the face of the bearing and drive it out. After the bearing
    is removed, remove the Loctite residue with a small wire brush.
    "

    Elzippo
    Last edited by Elzippo; 08-10-2010 at 09:19 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elzippo
    Yes Heat! Before shooting yer mouth off you should Read the bearing replacement addendum from Cannondale. I wasn't recommending a blow torch for christ's sakes.

    A Heat gun applied sparingly will loosen the green loctite that holds them in.
    Oh BTW thats a hair dryer on hot for the mentally challenged one here.

    "The bearings are installed with Loctite 638 which bonds the bearing
    to the part. If the bearing is difficult to remove, you may need to
    warm the bearing carefully to loosen the Loctite bond. Locate a
    dowel on the face of the bearing and drive it out. After the bearing
    is removed, remove the Loctite residue with a small wire brush.
    "

    Elzippo
    Before you refer to name calling I would like to know were it is written that the procedure you are referring to is recommended for the for the Prophet swing arm bearings
    A slight coat of grease should be applied when installing the bearings, that's it!
    Every bearings of a Rush or a Prophet swing arm I've ever replaced were never installed with loc tite by factory....
    Go to page 15 of:
    http://www.cannondale.com/gbr/eng/Ca...plement_en.pdf
    and show me were it's stated that loc tite is to be used!
    And I know what a heat gun is....it's air is actually pretty cold compared to what comes out of your mouth.....
    "Common sense isn't always that common!"
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