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    Servicing the new Idrive (2012 Sensor 9r

    I have looked everywhere and cant seem to find any docs of servicing the newer Idrive system. I am looking at buying one of these bikes and just wanted to see what it entailed to service the Idrive.

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    This post might have some information:

    I-Drive Pivot maintenance/repair
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vespasianus View Post
    This post might have some information:

    I-Drive Pivot maintenance/repair
    I have seen that, but it is the older System. The new one is totally different.

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    Not much to it. Much easier than the older version.

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    Which version of I-drive is on the newer bikes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennifer012904 View Post
    Which version of I-drive is on the newer bikes?

    The one that has the flush caps, also called Movie Reels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAPnTX View Post
    The one that has the flush caps, also called Movie Reels.

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    Yup that be the one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norcalchico View Post
    Not much to it. Much easier than the older version.
    Awesome

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    Loosen the pinch bolts and the pivots will loosen with two Allen wrenches, sealed headset bearings are in the pivot areas. Not much to maintain.

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    The problem I have doing this is getting the o rings circular again once put back if that makes sense.
    They sit on the bearing but cannot for the life of me get them round.

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    Okay, the one with the reels on the side are completely sealed vs older design?

    Which model is the one with the movie reels? 5,6,7?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashleydwsmith View Post
    The problem I have doing this is getting the o rings circular again once put back if that makes sense.
    They sit on the bearing but cannot for the life of me get them round.
    Did you try a little grease to hold them in place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashleydwsmith View Post
    The problem I have doing this is getting the o rings circular again once put back if that makes sense.
    They sit on the bearing but cannot for the life of me get them round.

    Thanks for all the info!!!

    When I take mine apart, I will document how to get it back in there properly. Imight have to make a tool

    Todd

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    I just serviced mine yesterday on my 2012 Sensor 9r. I was getting a creaking/popping sound while pedaling. I found that the upper pivot had excessive play and tightening the "movie reels" (after loosening the pinch bolts of course) seemed to fix the issue. But I decided to go ahead and clean everything up.

    It was a pretty straightforward process of taking everything apart, cleaning, re-greasing, and putting everything back together.

    I disconnected the shock and the little bar that attaches next to the BB, so that when I was tightening the movie reels on each pivot, I could check to make sure that that I didn't go too tight and the pivot moved freely.

    It's nice to know that the new I-drive is this easy to maintain, and can be disassembled with nothing more than a set of allen wrenches.

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    Thanks for posting about it JackL, I was thinking it did not look too difficult.

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