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    Default mikel : Shackle bushings?

    Shackle bushings?
    Post by mikel on Nov 1, 2006, 6:39pm

    Hello,
    Do M715 shackles have bushings in the side that attaches to the frame?
    Thanks,
    Mikel

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    Re: Shackle bushings?
    Post by fisherman on Nov 1, 2006, 6:49pm

    Not sure what you mean by that Mikel. I just put new shackles on my frame. They came as a whole unit, with bushings and sleeve already installed in the shackle if that's what you mean.

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    Re: Shackle bushings?
    Post by mikel on Nov 1, 2006, 6:59pm

    Hello,
    What I mean is that there is no metal to metal contact anywhere, that both ends of the shackle are rubber cushioned. Is this correct?
    Thanks,
    Mikel

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    Re: Shackle bushings?
    Post by fisherman on Nov 1, 2006, 10:47pm

    Yes both ends of the shackles for the front springs, have the bolt tube surrounded by rubber. I had to use a two pound sledge and widen the shackle mounts on the front of the frame to get my new ones in. Yes there is metal to metal contact where the bolt tube through the shackle touches the frame mount where the bolt slides thru. Just a pivot point though. The front rear shackle mounts are fixed on the frame. Same setup on rear of rear leafs as on front of front leafs. Hope this helps.

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    Re: Shackle bushings?
    Post by agengr on Nov 2, 2006, 2:11pm

    fisherman, where did you get your new bushings from?

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    Re: Shackle bushings?
    Post by fisherman on Nov 2, 2006, 9:30pm

    A few years ago Memphis had them on sale for nine or ten dollars apiece. I bought them then.

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    Re: Shackle bushings?
    Post by hiker on Nov 2, 2006, 9:51pm

    AB Linn had the shackles in the past also.

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    Re: Shackle bushings?
    Post by bigbabyroger on Nov 5, 2006, 12:18pm

    What about after market neopreme bushings! has any one gone that route? I would be intrested in that.

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    Re: Shackle bushings?
    Post by robertcowan on Nov 5, 2006, 6:10pm

    GET N.O.S ONES FROM AB.

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