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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:04 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi

Not been on here a while, so apologies for the "out of the blue" question.

A short while ago I bought a Scott G-Zero to keep me riding while I decided what to do with my FSR. Unfortunately after 3 months riding this happened -

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At the time (last September) I just pushed it to the back of the garage, sold a lot of stuff, and bought a Zesty. However, as I have 2 decent bikes waiting to be repaired, I thought it's about time I got at least one of them sorted.

Someone my brother works with has offered to weld the broken parts for me. So my questions are

1) anyone have an opinion as to whether the weld would last, or would I be back in the same position 6 months down the line?

2) anyone know if it's fairly straight forward to remove and the put back the rear swing arm. Until I look, I haven't a clue.

I realise the above are fairly specialised questions, but thanks in advance to anyone who might be able to help.

Cheers,

Phil


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:37 pm 
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Could you get a bracket made that has a bolt either side like the one already there?

Then put an insert into the other part like the other one?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:43 pm 
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hi
what i would do v the joint out then weld it up then weld a gusset over tthe top soon as youve wrepaired it dunck it in cold water then leave it for at lest 2 weeks to age harden


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:22 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks for the replies. At the moment, not even sure how to get the swing arm off.

Anyone with any experience?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:55 pm 
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Maybe the centre sleeve comes out? It does on one of mine.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:09 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Possibly. It looks like the pivot which I'm guessing goes through the frame is maybe tapered and knocks out with a tap from one direction, but I don't want to start knocking it about if that's not the case.

The sleeve that should go between the collar and the pivot is missing, but I can get a new one made up. It's just getting the swing arm off the pivot that I am struggling with.

Thanks


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:19 pm 
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I cant see any other way it would come off.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:37 pm 
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No, me neither.

Ok, thanks. I'll give it a go.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:45 pm 
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cyfa2809 wrote:
I cant see any other way it would come off.


.... or snap the arm on the other side??? :? :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 6:21 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Well, for anyone interested (probably not many, I feel sure) we managed to get the pivot knocked out using a mallet and a punch. Some of bearings inside were shot, but replacements have been found.

Now just have to keep fingers crossed that it can be welded.


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