duo glide,rubber handlebar bushing #56158-49[install. tips]

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Billpan58
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duo glide,rubber handlebar bushing #56158-49[install. tips]

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Post by Billpan58 » Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:42 am

changed fork oil last night[nasty,but full] and happen to look at the above and noticed they looked quite checked[rotten] have made a few attemps to get out,no luck, saturated with kroil. i tried pulling w/threaded rod and sockets to no avail, tried pounding out w/socket and hammer,no luck.hopeing some one has encountered this problem. hopefully wont have to take top of triple tree off and go to mach. shop to have pressed out.That will have to wait till the season is over. all input welcomed.
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Re: duo glide,rubber handlebar bushing #56158-49[removal tip

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Post by Robert Luland » Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:58 am

Only one way, Take your average hacksaw. Put upper tree in vise. Put the blade though hole and reconnect. Go easy, watch what you're doing and when you're just about though? Beat the shit out of with a chisel. Bob L

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Re: duo glide,rubber handlebar bushing #56158-49[removal tip

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Post by Billpan58 » Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:34 am

good idea,can new ones be put in w/socket and hammer [loctite] or do thge have to be pressed in at mach. shop?

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Re: duo glide,rubber handlebar bushing #56158-49[install. ti

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Post by Robert Luland » Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:33 pm

Bill I missed a step in the privies post. Fist thing I do is put a hole saw in the drill press (You can do this with a hand drill) and go straight down though the rubber and pop out the center. Then I do the hacksaw thing. Forget the hammer thing. I look at a hammer the same way I look at Vise-Grips. They are tools of destruction, not creativity. Lubricate the hole and the bushing, put your socket on and use a c clamp. I use a hydraulic press but not every bodies got that option. Bob l

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Re: duo glide,rubber handlebar bushing #56158-49[install. ti

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Post by Bosheff » Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:32 pm

If ya don't have a press or suitable "C" clamp, the bushings can be drawn in using a suitable nut, bolt and flat washers. It doesn't hurt to heat the top tree before installation to open up the hole a few thousandths....bosheff

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Re: duo glide,rubber handlebar bushing #56158-49[install. ti

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Post by BERRYD » Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:42 pm

Just removed the metal sleeves from my upper triple tree on my '72 Electraglide in less than 30 minutes. If you notice , the bottom 3rd of the bushing hangs out the bottom of the tree. Drove the rubber out first , then from the headlight opening , took a long thin chisel and drove the leading edge of the sleeve toward the rear . Caves it in and releases the pressure . It then drives easily out from the top with the same chisel. Minimal disassembly . Only layed the handlebars back and removed the headlight bucket. Hope this saves someone a lot of time in the future.

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