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Boulder Cruiser
10-25-2010, 10:26 AM
That i can borrow for a few days? Or know of a place to get one cheap? I'm going to be attempting my first knuckle rebuild.
Thanks

coax
10-25-2010, 11:32 AM
That i can borrow for a few days? Or know of a place to get one cheap? I'm going to be attempting my first knuckle rebuild.
Thanks

I got mine off amazon, since I live at least an hour from any store that would carry them.

I think slee also carries them since you are a bit closer to golden.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002STRPO/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B0000ET9DG&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=188SY0N93FK15GPX2T62

Also a brass drift or brass hammer makes removing the outer hub flange super easy...And autozone will rent the tre puller, if you are going so far as to pull the knuckle.

subzali
10-25-2010, 11:41 AM
Second what coax said, except just buy a TRE puller (not a pickle fork). It's not that expensive, and this probably won't be the last time you dive into any of this stuff...

Corbet
10-25-2010, 12:09 PM
or stop by your local mechanic shop and see when the tool trucks visit. I got mine off the Cornwell Tool truck for a reasonable price.

60wag
10-25-2010, 12:39 PM
I've got one you can borrow and its in Boulder. Check your PM inbox.

edog 80
10-25-2010, 04:07 PM
I have one in North Boulder, PM me if you need it.

Erik

TIMZTOY
10-25-2010, 04:16 PM
$14.00 from HERE (http://http://www.trail-gear.com/knuckle-service) ive actually bought it and it works perfectlly, And of very good quality, very thick and stout !!! i was impressed.. and the fact that its 3/8" drive instead of 1/2 is a huge perk.. im actually going to order another to keep at work. because the tool dealers want like $50.00 + so if your going to order it pm me and we can get two and save on shipping. :thumb:

corsair23
10-25-2010, 05:05 PM
$14.00 from HERE (http://http://www.trail-gear.com/knuckle-service) ive actually bought it and it works perfectlly, And of very good quality, very thick and stout !!! i was impressed.. and the fact that its 3/8" drive instead of 1/2 is a huge perk.. im actually going to order another to keep at work. because the tool dealers want like $50.00 + so if your going to order it pm me and we can get two and save on shipping. :thumb:

Order 2 and I'll split the cost with you :thumb: - Then when you come buy to pickup your new to you parts cleaner you can drop off my new toy :hill:

Boulder Cruiser
10-25-2010, 08:19 PM
Borrowed one from 60wag. Thanks for the help guys!

TIMZTOY
10-25-2010, 10:45 PM
order 2 And I'll Split The Cost With You :thumb: - Then When You Come Buy To Pickup Your New To You Parts Cleaner You Can Drop Off My New Toy :hill:

K

rover67
10-26-2010, 08:19 AM
are you in the Boulder area again any time soon? I just tore my whole front axle apart on the 40 to rebuild it and if you've never done it and have questions I could show you what it looks like before you dig in. It's really pretty easy, but just figured i'd offer.

Also, i like the 1/2" drive sockets... they make it easier for me to tighten the wheel bearings to set them nice and tight before I back them off and bring them up to the right preload.. but that's just me.

TIMZTOY
10-26-2010, 08:36 AM
I use a 14" long 3/8 snapon. So problly the same leverage.

DaveInDenver
10-26-2010, 08:50 AM
I also use a 1/2" version and an 18" breaker bar to set the bearings initially.
I use a 14" long 3/8 snapon. So problly the same leverage.
FWIW, the difference between a 14" and 18" breaker is about 25% to 30% higher moment (e.g. torque) for a given force. IOW, if you put 30 lbf (roughly 130 N-m) on an 18" (roughly 0.45 meter) breaker you get about 45 lb-ft of torque and the same force with a 14" (roughly 0.35 meters) breaker gives you 36 lb-ft.

Boulder Cruiser
10-26-2010, 09:10 AM
are you in the Boulder area again any time soon? I just tore my whole front axle apart on the 40 to rebuild it and if you've never done it and have questions I could show you what it looks like before you dig in. It's really pretty easy, but just figured i'd offer.

Also, i like the 1/2" drive sockets... they make it easier for me to tighten the wheel bearings to set them nice and tight before I back them off and bring them up to the right preload.. but that's just me.

Thanks for the offer, so far every thing is going smooth except for a couple things. The lower Trunnion bearing is beat and the index ring doesn't look good. I went ahead and ordered all new bearings just to be safe. I got everything off last night in about an hour, hopefully the re-assembly goes as smoothly. I'm going to spend today cleaning everything off. I live in boulder, on Gapter rd if you want to stop by sometime.
Here are some pics.
http://i886.photobucket.com/albums/ac64/bouldercruiser2/DSC_8458.jpg
http://i886.photobucket.com/albums/ac64/bouldercruiser2/DSC_8451.jpg
http://i886.photobucket.com/albums/ac64/bouldercruiser2/DSC_8456.jpg

rover67
10-26-2010, 10:30 AM
Awesome, looks like things are progressing smoothly! Seems like you've got it all figured out :)

I mixed you up with somebody else.. that's why I thought you weren't in Boulder anymore.. sorry!