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    RockShox SID Dual Air Disassembly Tool?

    Doing a teardown on my 06 SID, was wondering if a real world socket exists for removing the dual air piston through the bottom of the uppers. looks like some sort of hollow internal socket would work, and i really don't feel like sourcing the $30+ "official" RS tool. any ideas?

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    If you are totally disassembling the left leg you can get away with pushing the shaft up out of the negative air chamber and using the head of a metric bolt to loosen and remove the nut. Remember it is reverse threaded though, so righty loosey.

    Not the best way to do it, but works in a pinch. The bolt hex will need to be 15mm. Use two nuts on the threaded bit, jammed together, as a wrenching surface so you have some way to turn the 'tool' other than vice grips.
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    exactly the tip i was looking for. should i be worried about damaging the piston by pushing it past the internal threads in the uppers? maybe i'll load up the threads with slick honey before i push the piston past.

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    Well, either way you pull it apart it has to go by threads, so grease it up and you should be fine.
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