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How do i remove headset

How do i remove the headset from a diamond back topanga mountain bike? Is it screwed in or press fit? If screwed in, is it a right or left hand thread?

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Loosen bolts on side of stem then take bolt all the way out of top. slide it up and make sure you take each washer or spacer off but keep them in order it came bike so you can put them back together.its not pressed in or threaded it should say a-headset on it so the tube the stem is attached to is the top of fork. tap that fork with rubber mallet and it should fall straight down off bike.

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Detail Sanding
Your tool is equipped with a teardrop base which allows you to use it on large flat surfaces
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Fitting Sanding Sheets ( Fig. 2)
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If this doesn't provide enough information, take a look at the pictures in the manual at the following link:,MS550GBMS550GH.pdf

If you still have difficulty getting the base off, write back and let me know specifically what the trouble is and I'll try to help you with it.
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Tip of the Sanding Base ( Fig. 3)
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Finger Attachment ( Fig. 4)
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