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Old 07-02-2008, 03:11 PM
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Now I really don't get it. SOP for a lot of people is to take a 1 1/2" sch. 40 pipe, longer than the long side axle, stuff the end with a rag, put a rag over the top edge, slide the axle inside so the birf rests on top of the pipe, lift up the whole thing and slam it down on the ground. The longside pops off pretty quick due to the mass of the axle but the short side sometimes takes some persuading.

What the FSM recommends is clamping the axle in a vice and taking a drift and pounding it against the cage of the birf to pop it off the axle shaft. I found this to be very difficult (impossible for me), less appealing, and in my view, potentially more chance for damage than the pipe method.

I'm having trouble seeing how you are using a 12" piece of PVC and a vice to get 'er done...or slamming against the edge of a bumper...
Matt Miller
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