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    Rune V2 Lower Pivot Axle stuck fast

    As you can see I've got the rest of it apart with some gentle persuasion, (soft faced hammer) but the last axle is stuck good and proper. Besides beating on it with a hammer with the nut screwed in a few threads to push it out. Any ideas as to how to get the bloody thing out?
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    Are you replacing bearings? I suppose you could tap the bearings out slightly by tapping the linkage softly with a soft mallet....

    The first time I replaced my bearings mine was really on there too. I remember having to take the frame off to pull it off by pinching the frame between my legs....

    Maybe someone else has a better idea...


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    Already tried to hammer it out, but it won't budge. I'm thinking a hydraulic press might be worth a shout. Except I don't own one.

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    Wiggle the link out with some force, it will be fine.

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    Link isn't going to move chief, the axle is still stuck in there.

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    Oh I didn't realize you had an axle stuck in there. Sorry bud. Go to the store and grab some PB blaster, also get the same pinch bolt size (sacrificial). Blast it and let it sit for a little bit to let it work it's way in.

    Screw in the bolt most of the way in, and hit it with the mallet...


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    Yep, tried that trick. Hasn't worked but, I'll keep giving it a blast of penetrating oil and giving it an occasional hammering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phsx2 View Post
    Yep, tried that trick. Hasn't worked but, I'll keep giving it a blast of penetrating oil and giving it an occasional hammering.
    worst case scenario, Banshee's online store has the lower link pivot axle and bearing kit so you could just hammer and pop the axle and bearing out at the same time to replace it....
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    Worst case is drilling it out.

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    Yep that is worst than my idea... good luck


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    Get a bigger hammer.

    Use a spare bolt to thread in, lay the frame horizontal with the BB on the ground, and go to town. That should be plenty, if not, apply heat to the link.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phsx2 View Post
    Worst case is drilling it out.
    I had to do exactly this on my Spitfire. The axle was fused to both bearings, so you couldn't tap out one of the bearings with the axle (oh how easy). Instead, I drilled it enough to release one of the bearings, then tapped out with the other bearing. It was terrifying. And heretofore I will take out and grease my axles every 3 months or so.

    Good luck. Shout out to @DirtMerchant for hooking me up with the axle kits and a new link since I boogered mine up in the drilling process.

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    I might take my frame to a mechanics and ask to borrow their hydraulic press for a few minutes.

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