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    Dissembling an instinct frame

    I have to travel with an instinct bike. I want to remove the rear triangle to split the frame so its as small as possible as only allowed one bike box and being used with another bike. Anyone seen an online pdf or instuctions how to do this so i dont f up the bearings or bushings etc ?
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    I would look at taking the other bike apart and leaving the Instinct in one piece as splitting the Instinct would be the same process as taking it apart to service the bushings and bearings. Even if it cost $100 extra in baggage it would be worth it.

    This is the process to take it apart and reassmble it

    Rocky Mountain Element MSL Service Video | Rocky Mountain Bicycles

    Even a partial disassembly to allow the swingarm to fold up against the seat tube would require taking the seat stay/link/shock attachment apart, and that is not something I'd want to be putting back together in a hotel room somewhere.
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    Sadly cant, the other frame is a 29er hardtail and the instinct being in two parts the way ahead. Would have thought its just a few allen keys and removing the locktite,d bolts in the shock, abc pivot and base of seat tube? When i arrive will have full access to tools etc.
    anyone seen the 2014 rmb tech manual online? Have the the 2013 via bikeaction.de

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    As long as you have the tools, torque wrench and Loctite, it's just taking it apart and reassembling. It's the same as shown in the 2013 manual.
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    Thx

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