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Pressing in bushings .... KAWASAKI

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by PicturePerfectLawns, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. PicturePerfectLawns

    PicturePerfectLawns LawnSite Gold Member
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    Does anyone have any suggestions on pressing in the bushings on a Kawasaki 680V? Any tips and tricks? First set cracked trying to get them in. I lubed them. Was told my a Kawasaki mechanic to freeze them. Has anyone heard of this or have any other tricks before I get the new set in the mail. They are over-nighted and will be here Wednesday morning. Also does anyone have an experience with how much machine shops charge to press these things in?

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  2. dieselss

    dieselss LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yea. Freeze inside bushings or races all the time. At least 12 hrs before install.
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  3. PicturePerfectLawns

    PicturePerfectLawns LawnSite Gold Member
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    Got you. That's probably where things went wrong. :hammerhead:
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well that's not a super common practice so I don't necessarily blame you. Good luck with the 2nd go around
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  5. PicturePerfectLawns

    PicturePerfectLawns LawnSite Gold Member
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    Gotcha. So I'm assuming a machine shop would have something to do this much easier without me having to risk breaking them again. If so how much should I expect to pay for this? Someone told me $10. bucks, don't know how true that is. Bummer it's on holiday weekend too!
     
  6. dieselss

    dieselss LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That I'm not sure about
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  7. PicturePerfectLawns

    PicturePerfectLawns LawnSite Gold Member
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    Gotcha. Appreciate that help. Hopefully all goes well this week. I'll update this post Wed. or Thursday. :weightlifter:
     
  8. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Heating the part helps too. A torch or even a home oven helps. Just a few hundred degrees helps expand it enough to avoid cracking. I bought am old roaster that fits most castings and blocks at a garage sale for ten bucks.
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  9. PicturePerfectLawns

    PicturePerfectLawns LawnSite Gold Member
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    So I should be good heating it also? Heating sounds more feasible because I'm trying to get this thing back up and running it's costing me $$ per day now. I already bit my butt on these bushings. Cost me $60.00 for another pair, over-nighted that is. If I only had them in now, I'd have the whole day off tomm. to put them in and get it back together. Got them over-nighted though, will ship Tuesday, and be here Wednesday.
     
  10. dieselss

    dieselss LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Heating the housing not the bushing. Still freeze the bushing
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