The powder coating process uses temps from 350F to around 440F (if they hot flock) so any grease that is in/on the swing arm will melt and run out ruining the coating. Rubber parts MAY melt and need to be removed and the entire part needs to be spotlessly clean and bare metal for a professional result.66replica said:Hi all,
Trying to prep my parts to send to the powdercoater. Do I need to remove the parts highlighted in red? If so, how do I?
To remove the shock rubbers, use two sockets and some threaded bar, place one socket so that i fits the inner diameter snugly (if you can a machined pipe will be better) and the other socket should be large enough so that the first socket will fit into it. Put the threaded bar through the two with a large washer on the large socket with two nuts, locked. Then place a single nut on the other side and tighten. Check as you go as the sockets may wander and not run true, it may require a reasonable amount of force to get them going.66replica said:That's what I thought. I hammered on the parts using a flatblade and couldn't get them to budge. Is there some sort of trick?
The issue is whether the bushes are worm and need replacing, if they are ok, even if scrupulously clean may still ooze molten grease when heated ruining the powdercoat.66replica said:Ok, The rear fork center collar is out but I can't get the bushing. Since they're metal, shouldn't they be OK for powdercoat? I attached a photo. I still can't get the shock rubbers out. Are they a bearing or what? I guess I'll build the tool above and give it a shot.
Not sure if the 360 manual tells you what to do or gives the nominal dia for the pin and internal dia for the bush :?: But it's usually done when the swing arm is fitted to the bike and you check for movement left and right.66replica said:Thanks for the tips. How do I know if the bushings are worn out?
With the bike on the centerstand, grab the rear wheel at the top and push hard, side to side.66replica said:Thanks for the tips. How do I know if the bushings are worn out?
Your excitement will diminish as you try to remove the old ones..........66replica said:I'm ordering some of the new bronze bushings. Pretty excited.