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    Instinct air sleeve maintenance question

    Hey everyone,

    Iím trying to change my airsleeveís seals and canít seem to figure out how to get the bearing cups out of the bottom of the shock. Without removing these I canít remove the air sleeve. Has anyone been able to get them off and how? Thanks for any suggestions.

    Matt

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    You'll need a blind hole bearing puller. I ran into the same issue while I was on a destination trip in Durango, CO. Luckily a local small shop guy (Diaz) had one on hand and hooked me up.

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    Ugh, so much for air sleeve maintenance being a simple job. Thanks for the info, I'll have to start calling local shops to see if they have one.

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    See here.

    Also:

    And this

    Useful for pivot bearing service...
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    Dang I made a thread about this a few days ago when I was trying to service my 18í Thunderbolts Shock. Thereís some helpful pics there and I will take some good pics when I service mine as soon as my blind bearing puller set arrives.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/rocky-mountai...l-1090751.html

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    Can the eyelet bearings be replaced with a standard Fox 5 piece hardware kit? I measure it to be 40mm between the link, I donít have any digital calipers so does that sound about right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridingandsmiling View Post
    I will take some good pics when I service mine as soon as my blind bearing puller set arrives.

    Thanks! This would be greatly appreciated as I have no idea how to use a blind hole bearing puller. I had a shop pull mine since I needed the shock ready for a Moab trip and didnít have time to get the puller purchased. Next time I service the shock Iíll have the right tools though

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMB-PM View Post
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    See here.

    Also:

    And this

    Useful for pivot bearing service...

    Thanks for posting this! I was looking at the puller sets and it seems like all the sets have a collet in the 8-11 mm range. Thatís the only one weíd need to pull these cups and bearings if Iím understanding this correctly. I just want to make sure I buy the correct set. Thanks!

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