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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:58 am 
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Hi guys,

How do you remove the lower shock mount from a Fox (RP3) rear shock?

I'm not on about the shock bushes, just the silver bits at the bottom of the picture below. I thought that that they were just an inteference fit, but there is what looks to be a big grub screw above them and I'm wondering whether this has anything do do with removing them?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:48 am 
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That grub screw is for filling the shock with nitrogen and or oil. The silver shock mounts should just pull out although they can be little buggers to get out.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:42 am 
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Mindmap3 wrote:
That grub screw is for filling the shock with nitrogen and or oil. The silver shock mounts should just pull out although they can be little buggers to get out.


I thought as much. Just didn't want to start pulling on them without knowing for certain!

Cheers fella :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:51 am 
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No worries. I've had to absolutely muller them before to get them out, especially with the old PTFE bushes which were pants.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:37 pm 
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I use an EZ Out normally. Screw it in and then wriggle, easiest holding the EZ Out in a vice.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:27 pm 
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All sorted with the help of some molegrips, a rag, some light swearing and a beer :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:05 pm 
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Good stuff. It's the swearing that makes all the difference!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:25 pm 
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the grub screw has notjhing to do with the bushes - once you get one out, the other you can tap out with a drift.


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