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The steel eyelet bushings on my 5th L are finally worn out. Anyone know how to change them without sending it in/taking it to a shop?
 

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DU Bushings

Get the right size from ths Shock mfg or Bike mfg. You can press out the old and pres in the old with a bench vise and pair of sockets. Kind of like a big chain repair tool. One socket has to be narrow enough to pass thru the shock eye and catch the bushing to press out, the other socket has to be broad enough to catch the outside of the shock eyelet and let the bushing pass thru when squeezed in the vise. Easy if you have the right parts in hand.
 

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"El Whatever"
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lifer said:
The steel eyelet bushings on my 5th L are finally worn out. Anyone know how to change them without sending it in/taking it to a shop?
Check ctsmtb.com they sell both the DU bushings and tools. Size is 1/2" ID X 19/32"OD X 1/2" wide. Also betd.co.uk

If you mind SKF (the bearings brand) sells those with P/N PCZ 0808 B, while RBC has them as P/N CJT 0808 and INA as P/N PAPZ 0808 P10... it's a fairly standard size that you might find at some hardware store. Luckily... in Mexico should be like trying to get parts for the Mexican Space Shuttle....

Also Igus sell those in a plastic version (which is the new standard for Progressive - contact them) on compound G-300 P/N GSI-0809-08 but watch out as you MUST use a one piece thru shaft with two spacers (pretty much like BETD does).

If you bought your 5th from retail, the bushing removal tool should come with it, otherwise speedgoat.com and airbomb.com have the original bushing removal tool from Progressive.

I hope it helps.....
 

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"El Whatever"
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lifer said:
Good info. Called progressive and there sending some bushings gratis :D
Cool!!! Can you get two more for me???? :D

The Giant HV, Fox and Progressive all of them use the size mentioned above. Only Manitou and Rock Shox use different size (metric - 12mm I guess).
 

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SCUBAPRO said:
Thanks Warp; the CTS tool is actually better than the Stratos because it doesn't require a vice.
you're welcome... actually I dunno 'cos my browser can't load stratos page... I don't know what the heck... it gets "1 item remaining to download" and freezes there... wtf???
 
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