How to remove bushing from X-Fusion O2

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How to remove bushing from X-Fusion O2
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Posted: Oct 20, 2019 at 16:44 Quote
Does anyone know how to remove the top bushing from an X-Fusion O2 shock? It looks as though it's 2 metal halves pressed together, but I can't figure out how to separate and remove them.

All I can find is how to remove a bushing by using a socket and a vice, essentially using the socket to push the bushing out with the vice. The issue is that it appears as though each half of the bushing has a lip that is larger than the hole, so it won't push through, but instead needs to be separated.


Posted: Oct 21, 2019 at 7:15 Quote
Sound like you need an expanding bearing press, puller, or similar.

These work by fitting a split expanding part into the bearing,
then by srewing up a bolt which goes through this, it expands against the
inside of the bearing surface.

I know your refering to bushings but these type of bearing press pullers are used
for getting bearings out, that have to be pulled as a push through is not possible,
as is your case but with a bushing.

Here's a link to an example of what I'm meaning, not necessarily the exact tool you need,
but similar in its working.

Posted: Oct 21, 2019 at 15:17 Quote
Have pictures? Only metal "bushings" ive seen like that are the mounting spacers and arent actually bushings. Those i remove by grabbing them with a good plier (knipex pliers wrench in my case). After that there is a different bushing youll be swapping with new.

Posted: Oct 21, 2019 at 16:15 Quote
They might actually be mounting spacers, first time I've messed with a rear shock. I'll grab a picture tomorrow if I remember.

I think though you are right, they are metal mounting spacers that will need to be yanked free, then the bushing will be under those. Just have to try and remove them without damaging them so I can reuse.

Posted: Oct 22, 2019 at 7:00 Quote
Edit: Got them out, took a bit of work and scratched one of them up more than I would have liked, but popped them both out. The second one came out really easily as I could use a socket and a vice to pop it right out.

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