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 Post subject: Rock Shox Judy Help!
PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 1:49 pm 
jammy git
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Help! one of the bolts on my Judy crown is rounded off, what's the best thing to do? was stripping them down for a total overhaul and found this out :cry:

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:27 pm 
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hey stu, hows it going?

depending on how bad it is, using a brand new allen key, & applying maximum downward force, "gently" may do it, (sounds obvious i know, but it works) either that or use an impact driver.

has darren still got his GT?? :roll:


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I usualy get a hacksaw and cut a narrow channel across the top of the bolt then use a big screwdriver and undo it that way. Usually works.


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Sometimes gently driving a torx bit into the irregular shaped hole will do the trick.

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If all else fails go to a good machinery supplies wholesaler and get a 'easy-out' set. A bit like a tap in reverse. Drill a small hole into the bolt, easy out has a left hand threas on a taper and as you do it up it will unscrew the old bolt. Mine are a lifesver and cost a fiver!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:11 pm 
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Cool, cheers guys.....I'll give these methods a go and let you know how I get on :D

Yep, Darren still has his LTS-DH hanging up in the shed, still won't part with it though, happy memories of Grimsby Castle I guess!

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This happened to me on a set of Marzocchi XC400's years ago.
I just got a small sized drill bit, and drilled it from the other end. When the bit bites in to the bolt, it will unwind itself out.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:03 pm 
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To service, you don't have to take the crown of.
But I guess all other advice will help to get the bolt out, maybe better for the next time to change them.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:24 pm 
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LTS Biker wrote:
To service, you don't have to take the crown of.
But I guess all other advice will help to get the bolt out, maybe better for the next time to change them.


Normally I wouldn't take them all apart but I'm treating the crown to a mirror polish, probably change all four bolts to fresh ones while they are out :D

Our engineers at work are pretty handy with an easy out set so they are gonna take a look for me this week, fingers crossed :wink:

Are there any hop-up parts that are worth buying for the old Judy? the stanchions seem pretty good but I don't hold out much hope for the guts inside, hope I'm proved wrong!

Stu


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You can find quite much on ebay for the judy's, only look for the right type. You can find springs, adjusterknobs and cartridges.


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