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Need Help Gerber Edge 2 how to take off shocks

Discussion in 'Gerber' started by tlgsurvey, Aug 28, 2018.

  1. tlgsurvey

    tlgsurvey New Member

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    I read the posts on here about the Gerber shocks and how easy they are to replace. But looking at mine, I was wondering how to take them off? Do you have to just pull them off? Is there a trick? I definitely don't want to break anything. I have replacement shocks from Gerber already compressed.

    Thanks for any help.

    Tracy
     
  2. Jburns

    Jburns Member

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    Usually, a very small screwdriver- and there should be a clip on the outside you can pry it 50% off and it should come off.

    You can post a pick so I can verify.
     
  3. tlgsurvey

    tlgsurvey New Member

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    Jburns thank you for helping.

    I see a place that looks like a slot for screwdriver but I don't see a clip so I will post the pictures.

    IMG_8341.jpg IMG_8342.jpg IMG_8342.jpg
     

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  4. ChrisN

    ChrisN Member

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    Those are ball joints on the ends of the springs. If I remember correctly, the connectors should pop off the frame if you pull or pry the springs away from the frame.
     
  5. Jburns

    Jburns Member

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    Yep/ those small plastic outer caps- pull them off about 1/2 way and it should slip off
    Use small screwdriver in slot
     
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  6. Jburns

    Jburns Member

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    Get a big paint stick to hold up the lid with no shocks while changing - if shocks aren’t compressed I use an Irwin wood clamp
     
  7. tlgsurvey

    tlgsurvey New Member

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    Thank You! Sorry it took so long for me to reply. I have not had time to check.
     
  8. tlgsurvey

    tlgsurvey New Member

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    I finally got around to changing the shocks. Once I pried those caps up a bit I could get the strut off. I kept the lid open with an 22" survey stake. Putting the new one on was a bit of a hassle for the first one as the strut was not compressed enough to fit. Somewhere in an other thread I saw someone using a wood clamp. The only thing I had was a long bar clamp. So here is how it worked:


    1) put the end of the strut ball joint closest to the front.
    2) with the back end of the Edge 2 hanging over the end of a table a couple inches or so put the top of the bar clamp over the top of the front strut
    3) but the adjustable end of the bar clamp over the strut at the back
    4) tun handle to squeeze the strut until it is in line with the back ball joint. Press from the side and done.
    5) repeat steps for other side.

    Edge_Strut_1.jpg Cap after prying it up. Pulled off easy.

    Edge_Strut_2.jpg Bar clamp I used

    Edge_Strut_3.jpg Clamp used to compress the strut into position.
     
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  9. Jburns

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    I hand mentioned the wood clamp, but it required removing the upper cover. The bar clamp is narrow enough that you dont have to do that - very nice.
     
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