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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! 05 dakar xlt frame question

    k so i have an 05 dakar xlt 2.0. the pivot where the seat stay attaches to the rear shock assembly has blown out. and i went to my local jamis dealer and they said that i needed to order an entire new seat stay along with the bearing kit. i don't feel like spending 170 bucks on that so i am wondering why i can't or if i can, just buy the bearing kit for 50 and fix it myself, i work at my schools bike shop (UNC-Asheville), or take it somewhere with the kit and have them fix it.

    any input or stories/advise, would be greatly appreciated.

    ~Neal
    ps. this is my first post, i'm so excited.

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    My buddy has this frame and his along with everyother XLT owner out there will replace these unless it turns into a Garage Queen .

    These bearings are tiny, almost like skateboard/rollerblade bearings. We found a blowout diagram of parts and just bought them individually. It did not cost $50. All the races were gone and the shells were hard to get back out. Use lots of liquid wrench to loosen things up and sets of sockets and a big c-clamp or vise.

    Might as well look at the seatstay and main bearings too.

    Good Luck!

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    Not sure if this helps, or if it is even the right part, but I've been looking at buying a set of these bearings just to have. Price seems very reasonable, but again, I'm not sure if it's what you're looking for:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA:IT&ih=019

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