• 01-28-2013
    mudtoy1986
    headset removal in 04 stinky
    hey guys i have an 04 kona stinky with a chris king steel H/S and i cant get it to move so i can send it in for servicing has anyone had this issue before i need help
    ive used the proper tool and ive also used a flad head screw driver
    any advise would be great
  • 01-28-2013
    DYI01
    I've found that as a last resort use a 3/8" or 1/2" drive, long socket extension and a BFH do the trick.
  • 01-28-2013
    mudtoy1986
    ok thanks for the reply
    what about heating the head tube and PB blaster?
  • 01-28-2013
    VTSession
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mudtoy1986 View Post
    ok thanks for the reply
    what about heating the head tube and PB blaster?

    Spray the PB blaster and let it soak in for 24 hours. Used to do that back in my bike shop days, usually works.
  • 01-28-2013
    .WestCoastHucker.
    just hit that sucker harder. don't be scared, you aren't gonna break anything....
  • 01-28-2013
    mudtoy1986
    thanks for the replies guys
    i have been hitting it it seems that the headtube is recessed so i only have about 1/2 the lip to bite on with the tool
  • 01-28-2013
    -Todd-
    Ice the cups and heat the headtube.... Loctite makes a penetrating oil, Freeze and Release that shock freezes seized parts, might be handy for this kind of problem.
  • 01-29-2013
    mudtoy1986
    thanks for all the help guys ill check into the freeze and release
  • 01-29-2013
    .WestCoastHucker.
    you don't need heat/ice gimmicks, you need to whack the headset harder. stop acting like a girl and smack the F out of it and it will come out...
  • 01-29-2013
    _rich_
    I know exactly what you are talking about..
    I remember having the same trouble..The tubing in the headtube on the Stinky is very thick.It's then machined down to the size of your headset..
    This leaves a lip thats totally in your way from the inside when you are trying to remove the headset..

    I remember making a special tool out of a elcheapo 3/8th socket extension..
    Grind part of the side off so it sticks into the small area you do have to work with?
    oh, and it being a steel headset probably makes it worse..if i remember correctly they go in deeper?plus steel and aluminum have a habit of seizing up when they are use together :(

    goodluck...
  • 01-30-2013
    mudtoy1986
    i just ordered a new H/S removal tool in hopes that a fresh edge on the tool will bite the H/S better
    ive tried hitting the H/S harder all the tool did was slip past
    thanks for all the replies guys