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Old 07-05-2013, 08:11 PM   #1
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LC4 shock linkage - how is this bold removed?

While replacing chain & sprockets I decided it would be prudent to check out the linkage bearings, clean and regrease everything.

So far everything feels tight and only one of the linkage bolts looked slightly less greasy (the upper pivot arm bolt, where it attaches to the swingarm). The rest had a healthy coating of grease from the last disassembly.

I'm having trouble seeing how to remove the final bolt, which holds the dog bones to the frame. There isn't enough room to slide fully to the side right now. What else needs to come off to remove this bolt?




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Old 07-05-2013, 08:20 PM   #2
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That nut on the left needs to come off as well as the dog bone, then the shaft should slide to the right through a hole in the frame. Chain guard might be blocking the hole at the moment. I believe you can just tilt the guard up.

Right side of the shaft should have a hex end that you can get a wrench on so you can break the nut loose. Or just crank against the dog bone.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:25 PM   #3
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That nut on the left needs to come off as well as the dog bone, then the shaft should slide to the right through a hole in the frame. Chain guard might be blocking the hole at the moment. I believe you can just tilt the guard up.

Right side of the shaft should have a hex end that you can get a wrench on so you can break the nut loose. Or just crank against the dog bone.

Ya, like a 10mm wrench?

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Old 07-06-2013, 09:35 AM   #4
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Ya, like a 10mm wrench?

bill
8mm. The bolt was so grimy I didn't notice the hex head.

I had to remove the chain block for the shaft to slide over enough to remove.

Now, off to the sink to scrub all this down.










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Old 07-06-2013, 10:37 PM   #5
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Thanks for that Spades.
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Old 07-13-2013, 05:15 AM   #6
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The shock looks like it would need some attention too. The rubber o-ring looks a bit chewed up...
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:12 AM   #7
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The shock looks like it would need some attention too. The rubber o-ring looks a bit chewed up...
The plan is to get a heavy duty spring, then have the entire unit rebuilt possibly revalved.
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:52 PM   #8
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Drill and tap the frame for a grease nipple installation while you have the shaft out!

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