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45Ricochet

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Posted: 09/11/13 09:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

brirene wrote:

Why not just get a new one? I've had mine on for 5 years, and its never fallen off. Get a new one; its trying to tell you it's time.


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netjam wrote:

I replace mine twice a year. I always take it off when the 5er is in for service. Fork Lifts/tractors used to move it around service bays always seem to destroy the disc. Beyond that concern, twice yearly renewal seems to work.


My original dealer had to replace a bunch of them, then they figured out that the cup on the fork they used to move them around was simply too deep. Cut about 1" off of it so the king pin bottomed out and, voila', no more broken lube plates!

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Posted: 09/11/13 11:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is a disc really needed? I ask because I do not know of any disc that could fit a pullrite superglide due to their use of a capture plate on the king pin. Have not heard of anyone with a superglide having problems from not using a teflon disc.

Edit: Never mind. Just realized why no disc is needed on a superglide. The pivot point is below the plate unlike a conventional hitch.


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Posted: 09/11/13 12:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Been using the same one for 11 years on two different pins and it has never fallen off. Think I might spring for a new one if it does.


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Posted: 09/11/13 12:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mine fell off,did the hammer trick,that lasted for a while.When it fell off a second time,I got a new one. Twice was once too many times.


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Posted: 09/11/13 12:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mine did that so I replaced it with a new one. They are cheap and easy to replace.


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TennesseeBob wrote:

Pound the fingers with a hammer and flatten down


oooh, that sounds painful! LOL





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Posted: 09/11/13 02:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

About 3 years, never has come off.

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Tried glueing it on with a calk. Worked well for many thousands of miles. Time to reglue again or do the hammer pounding treatment.


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TennesseeBob wrote:

Pound the fingers with a hammer and flatten down


Bingo!

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