In this episode I'll restore the footrests that hold the footwells,
the rear rack,
rear A-Arms and stabiliser bar.
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Now let's get back to the ATV restoration.
I forgot about this bolt.
This is the stabiliser bar,
and it shouldn't have this much play
I'll have to replace these bushings too.
Don't forget about safety!
I painted the ATV A-Arms, and a lot of other parts,
and I must admit that I was a little lazy lately
It was cold outside, the weather was bad,
They're painted for quite a while, as you can see, they're full of dust
This is the metal axle that goes through the bushings.
It's a genuine part, Here's the part #
It goes here, in this area,
And here are the bushings.
I went to a lathe store to get them done out of a more special material:
Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene
What's so special about them compared to the OEM ones?
Well, they last much longer!
They have self-lubricating properties
and they are extremely durable!
A little harder, but it got in.
It's good that it's a tight fit.
Wait, here it should be greased,
between the axle and the bushings.
I'll use silicone grease
It's just a personal choice,
because it's a ultrawaterproof grease
What interests me is that,
being at the A-Arms, they're always exposed to water, dirt, dust, mud,
I want to protect and extend the life of the buhings as much as possible
And this can be done
by having a pretty good lubrication
and by preventing water and dirt from getting in
That's it, perfect!
One is done, 15 more to go!
Do NOT try this at home!
I'll let the stove slowly do it's job,
and meanwhile I'll start working at the ATV.
Next I have to replace 4 buschings on the rear right wheel hub
2 are down here
and 1 here
And 2 are up here,
I will show you how this is done only on the right rear wheel,
because on the opposite side the operation is exactly the same.
Just like on the ATV's A-Arms,
the bushings I'm using here are not OEM
They are made from UHMW-PE
They are made at a lathe shop,
Custom built, so they aren't available to buy anywhere near Romania
They can only be done on a lathe.
And the axle inside the bushings
is actually an OEM part from Arctic Cat
This is the part #
Made in the United States
And the axle is just a simple metal part
that goes inside the bushings.
The reason why I also change this axle is because the old one
is very very rusty, and it's surface is completely corroded.
This is how the axle from here looks like.
Full of dirt, eaten by rust and has a very rough surface!
Brake Cleaner Spray
And that's how easy it is to replace these bushigs!
For the stabiliser bar I'll need 2 sets of bushings
The bushings that go in the lower half,
are these bushings
here's the part #
And in the upper half
I have these bushings
That go up here
And this is they're part number.
And now, no matter how hard I try to move it up or down,
it's a huge difference from how big this play was before!
This spring and shock is installed now
Just put it in it's place and tighten the 2 screws
The one here, and the one here.
On the opposite side it's the exact same procedure!
And that's all for today
Thank's for watching and I'll see you in the next episode!