Re: Big Dummy, Wide loader problem.
- I had a similar problem a few years ago, when I inserted my long-loader onto the wrong end (and button end) of the wide loader. After trying to wrench the long-loader off, I went in from the opposite side with a screwdriver. I used the screwdriver to punch through the plastic cap covering the end of the wide loader. Then, I could use the screwdriver to push the spring that holds the button out. I ended up removing the spring and button and haven't really felt a need for either. When carrying a wide load, though, I count on the double-sided velcro of the wings on the wide loader to keep it from sliding out. The other wide loader keeps it from sliding in too far.
--- In email@example.com, "Morgan" <mcgurme@...> wrote:
> I was doing some spring maintenance on my Dummy last night,
> and ironically, this same thing happened to me! I spent
> about 5 minutes scratching my head about it (I hadn't seen
> your post yet). Then I got a long screwdriver, inserted that from
> the opposite side, and pried the button away from the inside.
> Worked like a charm. Then this morning I read this message,
> and had a chuckle about coincidences!
> The bummer about this is that now I don't have a good way to store
> the wideloader in "retracted" position like I did on the X. I guess
> I could remove the button from it when storing it, but that would be
> one more part floating around to keep track of.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Joel Michaud" <karith_manus@> wrote:
> > Thanks for the help but i dont think there is an unobstructed end. It inside the big dummy horizontal centre tube. Where the rear triangle is on a regular bike.
> > I ended up just twisting the whole wideloader until i mushed up the button. Kind of wrecked the wideloader abit but i can still make it work.
> > --- In email@example.com, Rick Pickett <rick.pickett@> wrote:
> > >
> > > One word: spoke.
> > > Or other long, stiff wand/object. We've had that issue from time to time, especially with the axles if you don't follow the white guideline when inserting them.
> > > So, use your object, enter from the non obstructed end, and jimmy like crazy. Took some of our guys about 30 minutes, but you'll get it.
> > >
> > > On Mar 20, 2009, at 2:43 PM, Joel Michaud wrote:
> > >
> > > > Due to the fact that i ride a big dummy, i can only consider myself also a big dummy. When i was messing around with my new kickback and seeing how easy it was to install the wideloaders, i came across a problem i was hopeing you guys could help me with.
> > > > I pushed the wideloader in too deep and it seems that the button sprung up in the bottom middle tube of my big dummy. I cant seem to find anyway to get in there and depress the button to get it out. Id hate to have to wrench on it until i break the button off, hopeing there is someone out there with a solution.