lower triple clamp disassembly from rod
Posted November 19, 2007 - 10:05 AM
It is supposed to get heated in oven, material expands, alu more than steel, and it is easier to take apart.
Problem is, that rod has bearing and rubber seal on and rubber doesnt like heat.
It seems that bearing can not be removed without taking the rod out of the clamp.
Posted November 19, 2007 - 11:21 PM
Posted November 20, 2007 - 02:20 AM
If you were to heat it in the oven, the alloy shaft would expand making the bearing an even tighter fit (it doesn't expand as much).
Sorry, I don't know of any easy way but freezing the whole thing might work cos the alloy shaft should shrink more than the metal bearing, enabling you to prise it off. Never tried it myself, but I'm willing to let you have a go.
Posted November 20, 2007 - 06:17 AM
Already tried press from back side, but seems like sth would crack before rod would give up.
Maybe located heating of the clamp, avoiding the rod, expanding the alu area would help.
Posted November 20, 2007 - 09:13 AM
You may want to search or post in the YZ forum there is a lot of talk about replacing triple clamps with different offset for better cornering on tight motocross tracks.
I am sure you could get a quick answer from them.
Posted November 20, 2007 - 10:53 AM
Thnx on the tip, will try there.