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Old 06-28-2005, 06:22 PM
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Didn't think about that...could the bearing have already shifted over and it's covering the clip? Maybe it locks in from the side that doesn't have a clip? I'll go look at mine and see if it's similar.
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Old 06-28-2005, 06:30 PM
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Maybe I should look at things closer before I talk...lol

I didn't know that the top bearing was a spherical bearing or whatever they're called...but mine has the single clip and the other side looks like it is built up so that it stops the bearing...didn't measure it but that's what it looked like. So maybe take the clip out and try the other end?
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Old 06-28-2005, 06:37 PM
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..but mine has the single clip and the other side looks like it is built up so that it stops the bearing...didn't measure it but that's what it looked like. So maybe take the clip out and try the other end?
Oh, that would explain things. I will mic it and see if maybe i am pushing it the wrong way, yikes. I just ASSumed that the clip was a stop or somthing and the bearing came out the other side. Now that I think about it, it makes no sense. I will remove the clip and push it from the other side. Doh !!!

Update: I know its hard to beleive but i must be stupider than i look. I have the shop manual right here. You think i read it??? Noooooooooo. There is a shoulder on the other side as you suggested. You remove the keeper ring and press out from the other side. The book has a wonderfully detailed picture and explanation. Go figure.

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Old 06-28-2005, 06:50 PM
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I guess that could have became dangerous since you have a press...

Good luck with it all!
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sounds to me that somebody is going to be looking for a new shock pretty soon......atleast a new shaft
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Old 06-28-2005, 10:37 PM
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sounds to me that somebody is going to be looking for a new shock pretty soon......atleast a new shaft
Lol, thanks alot, Yer probably right. I will know in a few days how it turns out.
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Old 06-28-2005, 10:47 PM
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What does it do to your shock? It doesn't seem like it should/could affect anything...but I'm stupid so there has to be some logical answer
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Old 06-29-2005, 12:18 AM
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sounds to me that somebody is going to be looking for a new shock pretty soon......atleast a new shaft
i think soo too, and that sux..
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If you are serious about working on your own suspension then buy a Race Tech Gold valve. It comes with a nice assortment of shims and an instruction video. You may not use the valve or revalve to Race Tech specs but the video and shims make it worth while atleast in my opinion. An removing the peening is covered in the video.
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Old 06-30-2005, 10:12 AM
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I have Thede's tapes and maybe I should have watched them closer. He is right to be a certain amount concerned about grinding the shaft so far that you remove the internal peening that holds the damping orifice in the end of the Showa shock. In his tape he does suggest using a grinder to remove the peening, but to do it at an angle so that you dont go too far down the middle (if you can visualize that) and take out the peening on the center hollow portion that holds that little orifice in place.

In reality you have to take away about a quarter of a thread flat on the nut to get down that far on all the ones I have seen. So Rue, if you didnt get into the nut too deeply, you havent hurt anything. If you are in doubt, "punching" the orifice mentioned on reassembly will hold it. I think most of us are of the "grind away the peening just enough to weaken it" crowd no matter what we are trying to remove. Just dont grind it totally flat and into the nut (which I doubt that Rue did, since it damages the nut and takes longer and makes a bigger mess).

But if you are intent on getting a new one (lol) send me the old one, I can always use spares.

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