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  1. #1
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    DW pivot and link service question

    I just disassembled my 013 Spot ( bought in late 2014) suspension links and pivots for the first time, lubed at all the zerks then cleaned and reassembled everything with a light coat of syn grease. Noticed that almost all the bolts were originally tightened with blue Loctite. Should I be using fresh Loctite when reassembling?

    Also, if I tighten any of the bolts beyond just lightly snug, I get binding at the pivots. Is this normal?

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    Torque Specifications

    Burner / Sultan / Flux / 5.Spot
    Main Pivot: 10 ft-lbs/
    Hex-loc DW Link (2-Piece): 6.6 ft-lbs/
    One-Piece DW Link: 17 ft-lbs/
    Shock Bolts: 6.6 ft-lbs/
    Clevis Bolts: 6.6 ft-lbs/

    Czar
    Main Pivot: 12.5 ft-lbs/
    One-Piece DW Link: 17 ft-lbs/
    Shock Bolts: 6.6 ft-lbs/
    Clevis Bolts: 6.6 ft-lbs/

    DHR
    Upper Link: 17 ft-lbs/
    DW Link: 17 ft-lbs/
    Shock Bolts: 10 ft-lbs/

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    I'm having a heck of a time getting the DW-link plates off of my Sultan so that I can remove the rear. Anyone have suggestions?

    I tried inserting an allen wrench into the shaft and moving it up and down while grabbing the rear... no luck.
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    if you have the two piece hex lock DW link, thread the bolts in 3 turns and tap on the heads with a mallet to unseat the hex locks.

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