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    Let's clarify something.... do the bushings wear at all times..... or only while your cranking it? In a typical 1 hour ride, how much of that hour is spinning the starter? Is something else is going on here???? I used to change my bushings often.... because consensus here at one time blamed the starter issues to the bushings. Since I have had a change of mind, I now have reused some that I had previously removed. [Freeride and XCW] Actually, I have yet to be able to see visually any wear on any of them. LOL, I have even now reinstalled a Bendix and crown wheel that was removed as a maintenance precaution.
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    Default Re: Check Your Starter Bushings. A pictorial of a case repair.

    I have yet to ever replace mine on my Husky. Maybe I should do that someday.
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    How do you remove them in a condition to use them again?

    I used a new sharp drill bit to bite into them and allow me to remove them. But the 'bite' marks meant that they were now unusable.

    I replaced mine after 4 years, but they all looked fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tribey View Post
    How do you remove them in a condition to use them again?

    I used a new sharp drill bit to bite into them and allow me to remove them. But the 'bite' marks meant that they were now unusable.

    I replaced mine after 4 years, but they all looked fine.
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    You might try hydraulic pressure. Fill the cavity with grease. Get a dowel that is nearly the diameter but smaller. Tap the dowel into the grease. Since liquids are non compressible and distribute the pressure equally in all directions, it will push up on the bushing popping it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmsprofessor View Post
    You might try hydraulic pressure. Fill the cavity with grease. Get a dowel that is nearly the diameter but smaller. Tap the dowel into the grease. Since liquids are non compressible and distribute the pressure equally in all directions, it will push up on the bushing popping it out.
    You've lost me there. How?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tribey View Post
    You've lost me there. How?
    He's referring to the ol Grease And Dowel trick to remove bushings from cranks, see here,
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    The support bushings can be removed easily without drills or taps.
    Use 2 small screwdrivers - one about 180 degrees away from the other & just pry them up carefully using the outer flanges, the bushings have a slot in them which allows the ID to compress just enough to get the bushings out with little drama.

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    Just inspected/cleaned/regreased my 2019 300XC with about 85 hours on it. Bushings were cherry, no visible wear on the red coating. There was a still a light coating of OEM grease.
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