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Trance maestro bearings

mathematicsmathematics Posts: 453
edited July 2018 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi

Does anyone have advice or instructions on replacing bearings in the maestro suspension please?

I can't seem to find a service manual.

Are the accessed simply by unscrewing the allen bolts?

Thanks

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  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,609
    Hi

    Does anyone have advice or instructions on replacing bearings in the maestro suspension please?

    I can't seem to find a service manual.

    Are the accessed simply by unscrewing the allen bolts?

    Thanks

    I have a Trance X but you can see most of the bearings behind the bolts. I think newer ones cover up the bearing with the bolt head.

    On mine, to remove the bearings, undo and remove the bolts and hammer out using your weapon of choice (e.g. a socket). Put the new ones in the freezer for 30 mins before you install, and press into place using some form of bearing press. A bolt with a couple of old washers and the old bearings works OK. Make sure they go in straight.

    I deflate the shock and remove it first, then the rocker (it's in 2 halves), then the swingarm comes off.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,844
    You should be able to pick something out of this lot.
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    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • mathematicsmathematics Posts: 453
    Thanks guys.

    Am I ok just to go at the bolts with allen keys then?

    Are any reverse threads?
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,609
    Thanks guys.

    Am I ok just to go at the bolts with allen keys then?

    Are any reverse threads?
    None on mine, although a couple run all the way through so you need an allen key in both sides (sometimes different sizes), hold one and turn the other counterclockwise.

    Be careful not to crack the flimsy aluminium bolts if they get stuck.
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