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Old June 23rd, 2017, 01:04 AM   #21
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You just need a bigger tougher wrench. Some people torque these nuts down hard and never adjust them again.
And judging by the cracks in the upper cushion, this is indeed the case. I'd be replacing those while I was in there.
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Old June 23rd, 2017, 10:40 PM   #22
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Wink Filthy cheating!

I cheated. I did not buy more tools. I went to a local skateboard shop and begged them to please please undo my kingpins cuz i just couldn't and they probably had the correct tools.

They did the thing!

so now they are at a human level of tightened with fresh new bushings!

Technically I did take everyone's advice, I just used someone else's hands to do it.

Thank you everyone!
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Old June 23rd, 2017, 11:48 PM   #23
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You still need some tools.
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Old June 24th, 2017, 12:42 AM   #24
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I cheated. I did not buy more tools. I went to a local skateboard shop and begged them to please please undo my kingpins cuz i just couldn't and they probably had the correct tools.

They did the thing!

so now they are at a human level of tightened with fresh new bushings!

Technically I did take everyone's advice, I just used someone else's hands to do it.

Thank you everyone!
A steel bolt will almost weld itself into an aluminium thread and to crack it you sometimes have to tap it rigorously with a light hammer then tighten before you loosen .
I get sick of doin it the hard way like everybody else and take stuff to the motor bike shop for some professional help, because ive damaged parts before due to lack experience.
Uno what its their field,and im glad to get back on wheels sooner.
They have thousands of tricks and a world of experience.
Good you got it sorted out .
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Old June 24th, 2017, 12:47 AM   #25
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I cheated. I did not buy more tools. I went to a local skateboard shop and begged them to please please undo my kingpins cuz i just couldn't and they probably had the correct tools.

They did the thing!

so now they are at a human level of tightened with fresh new bushings!

Technically I did take everyone's advice, I just used someone else's hands to do it.

Thank you everyone!
I double posted soz
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Old June 24th, 2017, 07:00 AM   #26
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Tools I have. Better tools in progress. I just needed the initial undoing, so now for your viewing pleasure here are the original parts I am not replacing after they were given a mild bath and scrub:
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Old June 25th, 2017, 03:04 PM   #27
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Default Quiz time.

So, what parts are you replacing?? Did the folks that extracted your king pins ensure the threads in the plate were in good shape??
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Old June 25th, 2017, 06:27 PM   #28
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They said nothing about damaged threads on the plates, it really does seem as if it was a matter of overtightening around the bushings which then became spoiled and unmoveable to someone with little torque or upper body strength. I do think the lads at the shop would have told me if they were ruined.

It was truly that simple, so right now having cleaned the everything (for the first time in x-time omg so filthy) I just needed new bushing retainers for the one skate, so I am 'replacing' those. The pins and nuts were inspected and found to be quite clean and unspoiled in the area of their threads, and I myself tried the newly loosened pins: they slid smoothly when screwed into the plates. The bushings too have been replaced. Currently waiting on fresh pivot cups and a set of just-in-case-outdoor-passes-me-by-while-I-heal indoor wheels because the original wheels might be trash, which I have mentioned in another thread, before rebuilding. Can't wait to try out my skates all freshly spruced.
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Old June 30th, 2017, 10:55 AM   #29
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the bolts look good and reusable to me. also sometimes a normal flat wrench doesnt fit between the bolts and the cushion retainers. i have a grinded down wrench that works every time.
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