Removing pistons from Juicy 7's

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Stephenjames
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Removing pistons from Juicy 7's

Postby Stephenjames » Fri Mar 08, 2013 16:18 pm

Can anyone please help me??

I am having truoble removing the pistons from my Avid Juicy 7's. The instructions from Sram says use a air compressor chuck. Can you use a suspension pump and if so would most pumps do the job??

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njee20
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Re: Removing pistons from Juicy 7's

Postby njee20 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 16:23 pm

Use a track pump, a fork pump doesn't pump enough air. I put the caliper in a plastic bag too, catch the piston, which can either go quite a way, or hurt if it hits your hand while you're holding it.

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Re: Removing pistons from Juicy 7's

Postby Stephenjames » Fri Mar 08, 2013 16:45 pm

Thanks njee20, how do you get a seal from the track pump to the caliper?? My track pump is just a basic Specialized track pump. Can you buy and adaptor to fit the banjo hole??

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Re: Removing pistons from Juicy 7's

Postby njee20 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 16:52 pm

Just hold it tightly where the hose goes in, if you do it flat the pressure will do it in within a couple of strokes.

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Re: Removing pistons from Juicy 7's

Postby Stephenjames » Fri Mar 08, 2013 21:13 pm

Oh right, thnx njee20 I'll give it a go, sounds straight forward enough.

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