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Glory top bush play

supafly1982supafly1982 Posts: 942
edited December 2011 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi,

Ive got a tiny bit of play in the top bush on my Giant glory dh 08, shock is Fox DHX 5.0 , i would like to buy a kit and do it my self but im not sure what bushes to get, anyone here know what ones and where to get them from

cheers
scott

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    Well it may be the DU bush or the mounting kit.

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    BETD and TF Tuned sell new top hats and bushes.
    One of them also has a guide to the right sizes.
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  • cooldad wrote:
    BETD and TF Tuned sell new top hats and bushes.
    One of them also has a guide to the right sizes.

    cool cheers cooldad.

    i took a look, meassured the hole= M8 and across one side of the bushes to other side =30mm, cant seem to find a kit :shock: probably just me :lol:
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Can't have looked very hard
    On betd - http://www.mountainbikecomponents.co.uk ... ong+Bushes
    Drop down boxes for sizes.
    On TF Tuned - a few down - 8X30
    http://www.tftunedshox.com/Miscellaneou ... Kits-127mm
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  • is is posseble to get the old pressed bush out without the tool? the alloy parts came out no probs

    cooldad wrote:
    Can't have looked very hard
    On betd - http://www.mountainbikecomponents.co.uk ... ong+Bushes
    Drop down boxes for sizes.
    On TF Tuned - a few down - 8X30
    http://www.tftunedshox.com/Miscellaneou ... Kits-127mm


    they dont have them on the first link for fox dhx 5 from what i see, never seen the second link, got some from mojo
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Because they are generic. Just need the size.
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  • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
    It is possible in theory, but a real PITA. I suggest that you get the betd strong bushes, since its a DH bike, they work really well, and also invest in a tool to fit/remove them.
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  • benpinnick wrote:
    It is possible in theory, but a real PITA. I suggest that you get the betd strong bushes, since its a DH bike, they work really well, and also invest in a tool to fit/remove them.

    i would buy the tool but ive just bought the bike, tyres, brakes etc so im trying to keep the cost down, mid you i may aswell, whats another £30 on 2K?
  • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
    You can do it by knocking it out with a suitable sized socket wrench head, on a piece of wood with a hole drilled through it. Then just whack another in with a rubber mallet.... not ideal, but ok. If the top hats came out easily, you might find its them, not the DU bush thats the issue....
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  • ok, i'll try and see what the new top hats are like, then i will make a small bearing type press with bolt, socket and washers, i'll try to avoid the hammering for now, cheers for the help Ben
  • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
    Yeah, look at both, some top hats wear quicker than the bush....
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