Video credit: Rocky Mountain ATV
Video shows how to replace the linkage bearings on linkage type rear dirt bike suspensions. It provides help on different methods of bearing removal and installation. These methods consist of using special bearing tools, common sockets and a vice. While the special tools make the job easier, sockets and a vice are effective options for those with a tight budget.
Shock linkage rebuild and bearing replacement. 9:52 minutes.
Advice is given to coat the threads of the linkage bolts with antiseize. This is good advice, but you have other options. Here is what I do when I service my linkage:
Usually, locking nuts are used on linkage bolts. While Loctite may not be necessary to lock the nuts in place, it provides a durable, lasting seal on the threads. This keeps the threads from getting contaminated from the environment.
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