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Old 14-Feb-2006, 05:53 PM
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Removing cush drive rubbers

Having my wheel powder coated black and I'm trying to remove the cush drive rubbers.

Havent got access to a puller deep enough - any other methods known??

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Old 14-Feb-2006, 06:15 PM
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small rawlbolt and a pair of pliers?
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Old 14-Feb-2006, 06:44 PM
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I soaked them in GT40 for a couple of nights and then gently drifted them out from the reverse side - there was 1 that took more persuasion than the rest but all came out unmarked and they were used again.
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Old 14-Feb-2006, 07:34 PM
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I soaked them in GT40 for a couple of nights

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Old 14-Feb-2006, 08:13 PM
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Andy

There is a snap on tool ( puller ) which I borrowed from a mechanic to remove them on mine but we broke it in the third bush. Even with soaking in oil we couldn't drift them out so I had to resort to hacksawing through the metal sleeves - which was scary when it came to the outer one ,and then drifting them out from the other side.

Shame you don't live closer cos I'll be powder coating mine black soon. We could have got a bulk discount.

Have fun!

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Old 14-Feb-2006, 08:50 PM
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Hi Phil, how much did you new bushes cost? It may be worth me cutting them all out rather than muck about if not too much money.

Black is the way to go, had a 93 900SS with black wheels and gold frame, I think they only did that colour scheme for a short while as I havent seen many since, but it looked gorgeous.

One of those bikes I wish I had never sold too..
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Old 14-Feb-2006, 10:06 PM
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That's the one Jools - it's a great penetrating oil and without using it I'd have had to resort to the old dremel to cut em out, or the hacksaw as per philthy....
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Old 14-Feb-2006, 11:54 PM
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Well I got them all out with a homemade puller.

I used an old headbolt with a socket head, an old bearing race as a spacer (or a socket would be better,as its deeper) which is bigger than the cush rubbers, a large washer and a nut.
I put the bolt in from behind and tightened the nut until the rubbers started to pull out..worked a treat.

Next I'll be moving into aerospace engineering!!!!!

Great how a small triumph renews enthusiasm....

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Old 15-Feb-2006, 06:53 AM
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A little heat to the hub they reside in with a heat gun (dont get carried away) and they can be pushed out with ease from the backside.

Also a tir for installing them is to throw the new ones in the freezer and heat up the wheel abit (again dont get carried away) and they push right in with no fuss.
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Old 05-Sep-2006, 09:49 AM
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I've got a '92 851 DS and need to replace the cush drive rubbers. I can see that a number of people have talked about pushing them out from the reverse side. On my wheels the design prevents you from driving them out from the reverse side ? The wheels are original Ducati items as delivered on the bike from new, painted white ? I'll try soaking them overnight and see if it helps. Is it wise to replace the pins that engage in the rubbers at the same time ?
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