Mach 5 main pivot slop, bearing replacement?
Anyone have experience replacing the main pivot bearings? There is a tiny bit of slop that showed up yesterday on a particularly burly ride. The slop (from what I can tell so far) is in the rear-most of the DW-Link set of bearings. From the schematic on Pivot's website, there are 4 in there, and Enduro sells a kit of bearings for $55.00 for the Mach 5. Are they simply pressed in the linkage such that I can tap them out and press in the new ones?
would have been better if I looked on the Pivot website just a little lower.... the detailed instructions are right there.
Re-torque your pivot bolts first. I have two Pivots, and the lower bearings only last a year in the wet and sandy conditions here. A little preventive maintenance helps, but it's something I have just accepted. On that, the bearings will sieze and eventually gall the pins before they will get sloppy, so I'd reckon something is just loose.
Go out and ride your bike