Kingpin Insert?

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Joel Crawley
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Kingpin Insert?

Post by Joel Crawley » Sun Sep 17, 2006 4:17 pm

I was replacing the bushings in my rear truck. When I attempted to remove the kingpin from the truck I noticed it seemed tighter than usual. Well it seems that I wasn't removing the kingpin from the baseplate but I was actually backing the kingpin insert out as well. It got to a certain point (not all the way removed from the baseplate) and the kingpin broke loose and came out.

What I noticed was that there seemed to be some type of locking compound on the insert. Could someone tell me what formula of LockTite it is? Also I didn't (possible couldn't) remove the insert entirely so would it be okay just to apply it near the top of the insert where it flares out? Or should I try to remove it and apply it to the threads? If so what do you suggest to remove it without "buggering" it all up? Or move importantly should I just leave it as is since it will tighten up when I'm tightening the kingpin in?

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
Thanks.

Jack Smith
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Post by Jack Smith » Sun Sep 17, 2006 5:21 pm

Hi Joel,

Please send me your baseplate and I will install a new insert for you.

Jack Smith
2824 Main Street
Morro Bay, CA 93442

Thanks,
Jack
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Post by Joel Crawley » Mon Sep 18, 2006 12:40 am

Hi Jack,

Thanks for getting back with me so soon. Could this be something I could hold off on? In other words can I just back the insert back in with the kingpin and use it safely until later? I'd hate to be without my baseplate while the weather's still nice. Just wondering if I could hold off until it gets too nasty out to ride? Of course if you think it's a true safety issue or that I might damage the truck by riding it that way I certainly won't but I'd like to get a few more good rides in before I sent it in.

Thanks,
Joel

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Post by Jack Smith » Wed Sep 20, 2006 6:49 am

Hey Joel...

Give me a call 877-723-7587

Jack

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Post by Joel Crawley » Mon Sep 25, 2006 3:01 am

Jack,

Just wanted to get back with you after we talked. Got everything working well. Thanks for your help. It was much appreciated.

Thanks again,
Joel

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