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Hi there!! I have to change bearings on my Scream and it seems to me it´s going to be a bit harder than expected; anyone there having changed them already??any suggestion?? any special tool to be used?? thanks!!
 

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are they pressed in? or is there a nut to losen things up. if there pressed take it to a bike shop and have them do it. Believe me its not worth the time or trouble to do it yourself
 

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are they pressed in? or is there a nut to losen things up. if there pressed take it to a bike shop and have them do it. Believe me its not worth the time or trouble to do it yourself
yes they are (very) pressed, I was told by the people at Banshee Bikes to use a vise but I guess this is not enough ´cause you have to push fully in the bearings into the plate...see what I can do.....anyway,suggestions are welcomeeed!!!!!!
 

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i've fully re-assembled my bike 3 times already 03 banshee scream, 2 times for paintjob's, and once for maintenance i just recently had the bike down to the frame today. All the bearings come out easy for me they are just pressed in but i am able to pull mine out very easily with just a screwdriver. your frame can be dissassembled with just a 5 or 6 mm allen key to get the bottom swingarm off you will need to use a press *first arm above the BB* it is the only part of the frame dissaembly that is a pain in the ass one side will have a bolt that can be taken off, than use a press and shove it through the other side. It takes ALOT of force take it to a LBS if you dont have a proper press, i used my LBS's press and i literally had to crawl onto the table and reef the living hell out of the lever to pop out the bearing/pivot assembly i just had it apart today stripped the paint off it, put a new decal kit on it, and threw on a clearcoat it's now base aluminum color ;D lol i get bored.
 

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i've fully re-assembled my bike 3 times already 03 banshee scream, 2 times for paintjob's, and once for maintenance i just recently had the bike down to the frame today. All the bearings come out easy for me they are just pressed in but i am able to pull mine out very easily with just a screwdriver. your frame can be dissassembled with just a 5 or 6 mm allen key to get the bottom swingarm off you will need to use a press *first arm above the BB* it is the only part of the frame dissaembly that is a pain in the ass one side will have a bolt that can be taken off, than use a press and shove it through the other side. It takes ALOT of force take it to a LBS if you dont have a proper press, i used my LBS's press and i literally had to crawl onto the table and reef the living hell out of the lever to pop out the bearing/pivot assembly i just had it apart today stripped the paint off it, put a new decal kit on it, and threw on a clearcoat it's now base aluminum color ;D lol i get bored.
And what about rocker plates bearings?? did you use a special tool or something like that??' thanks for the input!!!!
 

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ummm Hey! let's see that badboy :)
 

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Felpur said:
ummm Hey! let's see that badboy :)
mine? ;p i am gonna get another pic in it's current state but i have an issue with my brakes atm so i sent it off to my lbs to see if they can figure out away to fix it. i was changing my rear brake pads on my Magura Gustav's it's a 2 mm allen key, i throw it in start to loosen it hear a cracking noise, figured it's breaking lose hasn't been changed in over a year, and it kinda ripped apart the bolt =/ normally a dremmel tool would be the tool to get the lil allen bolt out, but it is sunken into the brake caliper about 1/2 cm, and is only 3 mm wide i cant think of a way to get it out now :( lol. the bike is so damn bright now, base aluminum i put 3 coats of clearcoat on it it actually hurts my eyes in the sun hah.
 

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oops forgot to mention to for you to Ban, i did not use any special tools, the all fit in pretty lose on my banshee, if yours are being a pain perhaps a small pick would be able to lift it out a bit?
 
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