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    Default Pike Bushing Damage Help!!!

    Hi Guys

    As a Ham fisted ex car mechanic I made a booboo last night when services my Pikes. I have placed what I think is a substantial dent/impact into the lower bushing and wanting to avoid buying a whole new set of lowers was looking for any workable solutions as to how to smooth it out and get going again.

    Would be super grateful for any suggestions.


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    The bushes can be replaced. But buggered if I know who can do it.

    Ask https://www.mtbsuspension.com.au/

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    You need one of these



    Otherwise you can make your own using a threaded rod and a washer to remove the bushing.
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    You done good, sir! Dare I ask how?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ky1e View Post
    You done good, sir! Dare I ask how?
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    I don't believe RS sells replacement bushings for the new Pike. I asked NSD they said it needs new lowers.

    If there is no high spot id keep using them otherwise try and smooth out the burr with a diamond file and keep riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teK-- View Post
    I don't believe RS sells replacement bushings for the new Pike. I asked NSD they said it needs new lowers.

    If there is no high spot id keep using them otherwise try and smooth out the burr with a diamond file and keep riding.
    Yeah I've learnt.

    The bushing is actually pretty soft so I'll have a go at smoothing it out and packing it with judy butter for the short term.

    I can't believe SRAM don't make the bushings replaceable its a $10 part FFS.

    Every car I ever worked on had replaceable bushings that were cheap and easy to press out and in.
    I was shocked to find out the cost today.

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    Remove the high spot and it will be fine. Alternatively measure OD, ID and length and google, could be a commercially available bush.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dales Cannon View Post
    Alternatively measure OD, ID and length and google, could be a commercially available bush.
    This is an excellent idea, as you'll need to remove the bushing to measure accurately, you'll most likely cause more damage, rendering it completely unusable, and making your decision to bite the bullet and replace the lowers that much easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teK-- View Post
    I don't believe RS sells replacement bushings for the new Pike. I asked NSD they said it needs new lowers.

    If there is no high spot id keep using them otherwise try and smooth out the burr with a diamond file and keep riding.
    So when your bushings wear out or get damaged, you just buy new lowers? The world has gone mad....
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