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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-26-2019, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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Replacing houser press in ball joints?

I see they are press in, anyone know how to actually change one? I think a car ball joint press would be a bit big and I cant locate any atv sized ones but a pos tusk one from rocky mountain that doesnt look like it would work.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-27-2019, 11:59 AM
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I’m not familiar with the Houser press-is joints. All my arms and ones I’ve dealt with have been a bolt in style, but I don’t know why you couldn’t use any press, just make sure you have it set up properly so you don’t bend your arm. Would an arbor press work? I have an old Dake arbor press and use it for pressing bearings in and out, bushings, etc., seems like it would press those out fairly easily.
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I wish it was the bolt in type. Would be soo much easier to swap.



Im gonna go to a buddy who has a press when the new ones come in.

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-2006 450R. New WHIP..
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Wound up using my vise as a press. Your standard ball joint press will not work here. I coulda went to home depot and I suppose bought some piping and made something but I was a bit lazy

-2004 450R. Far From Stock.. Sold, crank was going
-2006 450R. New WHIP..
-Do it right the first time, and you wont have a problem later. Being cheap or taking the easy way out only makes matters worse later.
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