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Author Topic: USD Fork swap.....what should i make this bushing out of????  (Read 1225 times)

Offline MILLENNIUM FALCON

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Re: USD Fork swap.....what should i make this bushing out of????
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2013, 15:49:08 »
I think we can all agree that "catastrophic failure" is generally a bad thing. HAHA

I wise man once said......."No movement = No wear."

I have everything assembled I will upload some pictures later. I made the bushings with shoulders on them so they have absolutely no where to go. I had to freeze the stem and heat the bushing prior to pressing them on to get them to fit without damage. Everything tightened up nicely. My plan is to ride it for awhile checking it for play after a few rides. In the meantime I may look for a new rm stem. I found out 1 model year newer bikes use a 30mm stem so I wouldn't need a bushing. Like previously stated I think if anything does happen it will be a condition that slowly gets worse over time. I doubt the front half of my bike will explode while cruising down a fire road.....but you never know haha.

Offline MILLENNIUM FALCON

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Re: USD Fork swap.....what should i make this bushing out of????
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2013, 18:14:58 »
Took it for a ride today.....handled great and felt much better than stock... Ill update you on the bushing wear.
So Far I have a total of $53 in the fork swap. :)







Offline Rich Ard

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Re: USD Fork swap.....what should i make this bushing out of????
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2013, 18:17:10 »
I think we can all agree that "catastrophic failure" is generally a bad thing. HAHA

I wise man once said......."No movement = No wear."

I have everything assembled I will upload some pictures later. I made the bushings with shoulders on them so they have absolutely no where to go. I had to freeze the stem and heat the bushing prior to pressing them on to get them to fit without damage. Everything tightened up nicely. My plan is to ride it for awhile checking it for play after a few rides. In the meantime I may look for a new rm stem. I found out 1 model year newer bikes use a 30mm stem so I wouldn't need a bushing. Like previously stated I think if anything does happen it will be a condition that slowly gets worse over time. I doubt the front half of my bike will explode while cruising down a fire road.....but you never know haha.

I'm sure I'm not the only one who is interested to see how you put this together.
unplug the connectors from the harness and multimeter the shit out of them

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Re: USD Fork swap.....what should i make this bushing out of????
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2013, 18:42:02 »
Ive spent hours searching and calling. Ive tried all the companies around. the bearing i need doesn't exist.  haha. I tried all balls. I ended up ordering my bearings from them but they are perfect.....but as close as I can get. If you can find it ill order it haha. making this bushing will be very simple. Much less work than a new stem. I was just getting some opinions on what material to make it out of.

Here are the sizes i need.

28x47x15

28x55x17

Did you really mean this "I ended up ordering my bearings from them but they are perfect.....but as close as I can get."?
What did you give for the front forks?

Offline MILLENNIUM FALCON

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Re: USD Fork swap.....what should i make this bushing out of????
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2013, 19:35:12 »
Yeah I meant it...lol. That was the whole delema. No one makes a bearing with the right shaft size with te od I needed. I got it all figured out now.

When you say. "How it was put together" do you mean the forks or the bike? 

I traded a guy on CL staright up for a xt parts motor I didn't need. That is why my cost is so low.

Offline Steve F

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Re: USD Fork swap.....what should i make this bushing out of????
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2013, 23:39:52 »
A mate made a stainless steel sleeve for me, the lip stops it working its way up through the bearing, it also made it easier to press on.  The bearing was then pressed on to the sleeve.  I dont see any wear issues with this and it should last just fine, cost was very cheap as well.





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Steve

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Re: USD Fork swap.....what should i make this bushing out of????
« Reply #21 on: May 24, 2013, 23:43:54 »
Very cool. It's a snug fit on the stem i presume?
unplug the connectors from the harness and multimeter the shit out of them

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Offline Steve F

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Re: USD Fork swap.....what should i make this bushing out of????
« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2013, 23:47:55 »
Yep used some pipe on the lip to press it on the stem and then the same process to press the bearing on the sleeve.  The lip also acts as a spacer so the bearing is raised to the right spot and the lower triple clears the frame.

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Steve

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Re: USD Fork swap.....what should i make this bushing out of????
« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2013, 00:07:27 »
I like it, but being a belt and suspenders kind of guy, I would of put a drop of strong loctite on the inside of the sleeve, just for insurance.
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Offline Steve F

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Re: USD Fork swap.....what should i make this bushing out of????
« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2013, 00:25:50 »
Funny you should say that, forgot to mention that :) Although I'm not sure how much stayed there.

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Re: USD Fork swap.....what should i make this bushing out of????
« Reply #25 on: May 25, 2013, 00:31:05 »
Yeah I meant it...lol. That was the whole delema. No one makes a bearing with the right shaft size with te od I needed. I got it all figured out now.

When you say. "How it was put together" do you mean the forks or the bike? 

I traded a guy on CL staright up for a xt parts motor I didn't need. That is why my cost is so low.

Read it again and tell me that's what you meant.

Offline MILLENNIUM FALCON

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Re: USD Fork swap.....what should i make this bushing out of????
« Reply #26 on: May 25, 2013, 01:11:35 »
This is exactly what I did. I'm glad it worked out for you. I hope I have similar results.


A mate made a stainless steel sleeve for me, the lip stops it working its way up through the bearing, it also made it easier to press on.  The bearing was then pressed on to the sleeve.  I dont see any wear issues with this and it should last just fine, cost was very cheap as well.





Cheers
Steve

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Re: USD Fork swap.....what should i make this bushing out of????
« Reply #27 on: May 25, 2013, 01:13:49 »
I meant to say..."they aren't perfect. 30mm I.D bearings as a close as I could get. I needed 28mm.
 


Read it again and tell me that's what you meant.


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Re: USD Fork swap.....what should i make this bushing out of????
« Reply #29 on: May 25, 2013, 01:20:53 »
So when he does it, its cool? lol  ;)

Ha! I didn't realize that it wasn't a picture of your setup.
unplug the connectors from the harness and multimeter the shit out of them

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