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    Bluto help please!!! Lowers stuck

    Already posted this in components but looking for help getting my Bluto lowers off.
    Watched the vids and read the manual. Removed the bolts a couple turns. Whacked them with hammer. Oil came out and when trying to pull lowered off they would not pull off.
    Now when pulling the lowers down they spring back up. Can't get them off for the life of me.
    Don't know what to do. Any. advice would be appreciated.


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    Did you let all of the air out first?
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    Yeah I did. I can get the fork to fully compress.


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    Bluto help please!!! Lowers stuck

    Quote Originally Posted by RideMN View Post
    Yeah I did. I can get the fork to fully compress.


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    Couple more turns and the hammer again.

    From manual: "If the lower leg does not slide off of the upper tube, then the press-fit of the shaft to the lower leg may still be engaged.
    Reinstall the bottom bolt 2 to 3 turns and repeat steps 4 and 5."[wack with hammer]

    Sorry to also point out the obvious, but you are fully removing bolts prior to trying to pull lowers off, correct?

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    I will give it another try. I just think it's odd that when I pull the lowers down they pull right back up.
    I have tried to hammer them many times but will try again.
    I just think I am missing something in the process but I am following the vids and manual.


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    Just a guess but you prob have air in the negative chamber

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    Is there a way to get it out??


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    Sell it and get a Mastodon.
    You change your own flats? Support your LBS and pay them to instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RideMN View Post
    Is there a way to get it out??


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    The lowers are not coming off because they are still attached to the shaft of the air spring. When you pull down on the lowers you are pulling the air spring. Because you have let all the air out when you pull down you are creating a "negative" pressure that sucks the spring back up; and lowers because they are still attached. Please note my edited post above. Sorry, I thought of a couple of things right after I posted and you may have missed. Good luck. Signing off for tonight.

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    Awesome. That makes sense. Thanks!!


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