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    Dedicated tools for Maverick Maintenance

    Here is some of the tools I have machined for Maverick maintenance.
    A special guide / axle to easily rebuilt 7/5 8 and Durance Monolinks, especially to reinsert the monolink into the rear and front triangles due to the tolerances.
    A Special 24mm axle for Park Tool "Disc Mount facing tool" .
    A special 24mm extension to fit Maverick and CK hubs on my wheels truing stand.
    All the necessary Vise clamps for shock and fork.
    And a collection of pivot bushings depending of the frames / tolerances.



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    Alpamayo,

    I wished I had some of those tools. My bearing replacement tool is just a long bolt with a nut and two big washers. It works fine but getting the old bearing out of the monolink is always the problem. Any tips?

    I also have several different thickness bushings. I tend to use thicker ones on the rear of the link, to keep the rear dropouts close to 135mm, but I wonder if I'm now side loading the bearings as a result, as lately I've worn through a few sets.

    And then there are all those vice clamps. I never could pony up the big bucks for a Maverick service kit, and don't have the skills to make my own like you.

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    That lot must making servicing almost a pleasure - looks really well made kit too.

    I never knew there was more than one bushing thickness though, I've just put new bearings and bushings into my ML7.5 - hope I've put the right ones in

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    Quote Originally Posted by skleins
    That lot must making servicing almost a pleasure - looks really well made kit too.

    I never knew there was more than one bushing thickness though, I've just put new bearings and bushings into my ML7.5 - hope I've put the right ones in
    bushings are not the same for 7/2 and 7/5. The rear triangle is different in size and width. The brass axle on left allows align the arm, bushing, monolink on both sides. The titanium axle just has to follow .. easy.
    To remove bearings, Maverick (in the past) gave the Maverick tool box with the frame ... this one :



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    I'm on my 3rd Maverick frame and I never received such a toolbox with any of them. I wish I had though, they'd sure come in helpful.

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    You gotta buy the tool kit.
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

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    How much are they? Look super-pricey :-/

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnoid
    How much are they? Look super-pricey :-/
    The Maverick tool box, if still exists, cost 250$

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    Got mine for $200

    Quote Originally Posted by Alpamayo
    The Maverick tool box, if still exists, cost 250$
    Mine was sold for a 7.3 so I guess that's why it's cheaper.
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    Is it possible to still get these kits? I did not see them listed anywhere on Maverick's site.
    Maverick Durance Ano-DUC32/C KING/XTR
    Mav ML8 Ano-DUC32/X0
    Mav ML8-DUC32/I9/XTR
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    Anyone know? They look convenient.
    Maverick Durance Ano-DUC32/C KING/XTR
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    Mav ML8-DUC32/I9/XTR
    09 Spec. Demo-Totem-Ti DHX
    Norco Team DH

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    Wow!
    I bought a Duc32 past week and now I'm in troubles about the Maverick Hub and my Tacx wheel truing stand.
    Where had you found the" special 24mm extension to fit Maverick and CK hubs on my wheels truing stand"?
    Thanks.

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    Ironman_u,

    Use a rubber band to hold a pencil on the fork leg and use the fork as a truing stand.
    The Maverick truing adapters fit the Park TS2 professional truing stand, the adapters cost $60 and are out of stock @ BTI, https://www.bti-usa.com/public/manufacturer/MK
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

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    Thanks banks!
    I'll try to do what you say.

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    So, has anyone seen any of these for sale?

    I'm attempting to swap out the monolink bearings and these tools would come in handy. Anyone with any tips on getting the bearings out?
    Maverick Durance Ano-DUC32/C KING/XTR
    Mav ML8 Ano-DUC32/X0
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    09 Spec. Demo-Totem-Ti DHX
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    No need

    A socket and hammer work just fine for removal and then a soft jawed vice to press in the new ones
    Randy

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    That worked great, thanks.

    I took a 2x2" board and notched out a spot the exact diameter of the bearings. Then I heated the link up a little with a torch. I then laid the link on it's side on top of the board and positioned the bearing directly over the the hole. A few good smacks and the bearing broke loose and wedged itself into the board. I then removed the bearing from the wood, flipped the link and repeated.

    One thing I did do to the new bearings was to pry the seals off and pack them with more grease. This should help them last longer and keep debris & water out.

    -DL
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    Great but.....

    Glad that worked but next time I would not put a torch to the mono link! It should punch out just fine without heat.
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    Yeah, I didn't go to hot with it. My first few attempts to knock the bearings out did not produce any results so I added a little heat. Not too much, didn't want to bake the color off. It's a little trick that has worked well over the years on my racing cars.
    Maverick Durance Ano-DUC32/C KING/XTR
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    Maverick Monolink

    ok... after reading all of these how to remove the old bearings out of the monolink. i just or still can't remove it.
    * a socket & a hammer works fine* how's that work? how do u put a socket inside or outside? i have no gap in between the 2 bearings. the sleeve or barrel just snug in both inner bearings. when i spin either bearing the sleeve also spin with it. another word, i have nothing to knock with from either inside.
    please... please help. i'm really frustrated with all this. thx so much! ss
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    Just push the inner sleeve to one side using a screwdriver or whatever thenvyou can get behind the bearing to push it out. I just used a screwdriver for the while job. Not elegant but you're not going to reuse those bearings anyway. Went and got a long bolt and nut with large washers to force the new bearings in straight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity Now View Post
    Just push the inner sleeve to one side using a screwdriver or whatever thenvyou can get behind the bearing to push it out. I just used a screwdriver for the while job. Not elegant but you're not going to reuse those bearings anyway. Went and got a long bolt and nut with large washers to force the new bearings in straight.
    thx a lot! i finally figured it out, rite after i posted this.
    i used the socket extension to knock it one side with a hammer.
    once i got one side out the other is a walk in the park.
    thx very much for get back to me.

    ss

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    I've just stripped and rebuilt my ML75 rear damper (with Al from Garage Bikes, Morley, Leeds, UK). I made the 32 and 23mm vise blocks from an off-cut from a fence post. The timber deforms to grip the damper cylinders without scratching or creating pressure points. A bit of innertube provides enough grip.

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    Would any of you chaps happen to know what sized o-ring is needed for the top shock pivot bolt on a ML75 Frame. Was giving it a service and noticed that the o-ring that sits between the frame and shock mount clevis had broken.

    Thanks.

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    1x17, standard for all the frames
    Maverick ML7.2 / SC32
    Maverick ML7.5
    Maverick Durance / Duc32
    Maverick ML8 / BOS Devile

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