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The coupler is too big to fit into my bike frame. And there is no notch on my frame for the tab of the washer to fit into. Short of returning the product, is there a way to fix this?

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I have a merida am 5000 frame and would like to know if a FOX RACING SHOX F100RL with remote lockout, 9mm quick release 1 1/8 steerer at 200mm


This fork will fit in your frame but if your frame size is too big or you need to put your stem too high, the steerer tube may be too short. However, for this frame, a fork with longer travel will be preferable as it will give the bike better geometry for descending and technical trail features.

If this fork is new, remember that a crown race has to be pressed on.

Mar 10, 2011 | Merida AM 5000-D

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How bike size is measured?


So what does "different frame size" actually mean? And what does that frame size number, 13" or 25" or whatever, mean? It's fairly simple.

The frame size number comes from the length of the seat tube. The seat tube is that nearly vertical tube of the three big tubes that make up the "main triangle" of the bike frame. The seat tube has the bike's saddle attached at the top, and has the pedals and crank arms attached at the bottom. A short seat tube will make the pedals closer to the saddle; a long seat tube will make the pedals further away. The frame size number is the length from the center of the crank arm spindle (the axle that holds the two crank arms together) up to the top of the seat tube (where the saddle and seatpost are attached). On some bikes this is measured in inches, on others in centimeters.

But that's not the only dimension that changes for different frame sizes. As bicycle frames get taller, they also get longer. That means the distance from the saddle to the handlebars gets longer. This makes sense, since tall people don't just have longer legs than short people. They usually also have longer arms, a longer torso, and so on. So the bike frame also needs to get longer in every direction for a taller rider, not just longer from pedal to saddle. The top tube gets longer, which pushes the handlebars further away from the saddle. The head tube (the frame part that the fork attaches to) gets taller, so the handlebars will be higher up. All of these dimensions and more are fine tuned in every frame size, so the right size frame for a person's height fits well everywhere, not just in the saddle.

Dec 21, 2010 | Cycling

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How size is measured? So what does “different frame size” actually mean? And what does that frame size number, 13” or 25” or whatever, mean?


The frame size number comes from the length of the seat tube. The seat tube is that nearly vertical tube of the three big tubes that make up the "main triangle" of the bike frame. The seat tube has the bike's saddle attached at the top, and has the pedals and crank arms attached at the bottom. A short seat tube will make the pedals closer to the saddle; a long seat tube will make the pedals further away. The frame size number is the length from the center of the crank arm spindle (the axle that holds the two crank arms together) up to the top of the seat tube (where the saddle and seatpost are attached). On some bikes this is measured in inches, on others in centimeters.

But that's not the only dimension that changes for different frame sizes. As bicycle frames get taller, they also get longer. That means the distance from the saddle to the handlebars gets longer. This makes sense, since tall people don't just have longer legs than short people. They usually also have longer arms, a longer torso, and so on. So the bike frame also needs to get longer in every direction for a taller rider, not just longer from pedal to saddle. The top tube gets longer, which pushes the handlebars further away from the saddle. The head tube (the frame part that the fork attaches to) gets taller, so the handlebars will be higher up. All of these dimensions and more are fine tuned in every frame size, so the right size frame for a person's height fits well everywhere, not just in the saddle.

Dec 16, 2010 | Cycling

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Cabinet and back of washer are not fitting after replacing lid switch


The bottom front of the cabinet fits under the front of the frame, and the sides sit on top the frame. There is a notch towards the rear of the sides (on the bottom) for alignment to the frame.If they are aligned, the back will match right up.

Jan 16, 2010 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9549L Top...

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I have an o5 enduro expert that I took the shock out of, but the pieces aren't fitting so easily on the way back in. Can you describe the order (there are 3 pieces on each side and two frame pieces as well...


You should have a bolt and washer that pushes through from the drive-side first. It goes through the frame tab, the right-side step washer, the o-ring and the eyelet. It comes out through the other side of the body, the o-ring, the step washer (small side facing the shock eyelet), the frame tab and out the other side where you thread the nut on.

NOTE: The step washers need to be inserted into the eyelet/DU bushing so the the smaller part is fully inserted into the eyelet BEFORE you start!

Nov 13, 2009 | Specialized Bicycle Components Specialized...

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The drum is not spinning. I hear a noise like when you stick something in your bike spokes.


Hi, Slounds like the coupler has broken. The coupler connects the transmission to the motor. If the coupler is broke, the washer will not agitate in the wash cycle either. Here are insttructiions on how to change the coupler.

Removing the cabinet. UNPLUG the washer. There are two screws holding the control panel to the cabinet. Most models the screws are in front but, some models have the screws in back. They are on each end. Now raise the control panel up and let it rest on the hinges. Unplug the lid switch harness and locate the clips on each side (bronze in color) and release them. Now the cabinet will lift off the frame and you can set it aside.
How to replace a coupler:
Now that the cabinet is out of the way, remove the pump from the motor and set the pump off to the side. Remove the two screws holding the clips on the motor and remove the clips. Unplug the motor harness and on some models you will need to unplug the capacitor.
Now you will need to replace all three parts to the coupler. I use a ½” socket and a small hammer to force the coupler onto the motor and transmission shafts. Put the rubber part onto the coupler half on the transmission and then line up the post on the motor shaft with the holes on the rubber part and it should go on ok. Put the clips that hold the motor in place and plug in the harnesses.
Put the pump back on and the clips to hold it in place. Set the cabinet back on the frame. Make sure the lip on the front cabinet is under the front rail of the frame. Ease the cabinet on the frame making sure the two rear sides of the cabinet set down on the tabs of the frame.
Put the two clips back on that hold the cabinet and plug the lid switch back in. Fasten the control panel down and you are all set.

Please let me know if this helps you at all or if I can assist you further.

Thanks
Vic

Sep 10, 2009 | Washing Machines

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How and where do you hook on the bike trailer to the bike?


Your bike trailer has a washer looking thing with usually-two holes(one large and one small) The smaller diameter hole mounts to your left side rear axle nut or your quick release wheel nut-meaning, take off the nut or flip thumb tab and unscrew, slip on washer thingy and tighten back down.

The larger diameter hole should be in the downward position like a teardrop, this accepts the bent frame pole from the trailer by use of the spring clip/pin. Slip frame pole into larger hole and lock in with clip and your on your way. ***Just don't forget to attach safety strap from the frame pole to your bike -should the clip ever come undone.(unlikely)

***Do have a bike shop or pro look at the finished hookup if your concerned for safety

Aug 08, 2009 | InSTEP 12-QE111 Quick N EZ Bike Trailer

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Whirlpool top load washer will not agitate or spin.


Hi, If the motor runs but the washer will not spin or agitate, you will need to change the coupler. Here are the instuctions
Removing the cabinet. UNPLUG the washer. There are two screws holding the control panel to the cabinet. Most models the screw are in front but, some models have the screws in back. They are on each end. Now raise the control panel up and let it rest on the hinges. Unplug the lid switch harness and locate the clips on each side (bronze in color) and release them. Now the cabinet will lift off the frame and you can set it aside.
How to replace a coupler:
Now that the cabinet is out of the way, remove the pump from the motor and set the pump off to the side. Remove the two screws holding the clips on the motor and remove the clips. Unplug the motor harness and on some models you will need to unplug the capacitor.
Now you will need to replace all three parts to the coupler. I use a ½” socket and a small hammer to force the coupler onto the motor and transmission shafts. Put the rubber part onto the coupler half on the transmission and then line up the post on the motor shaft with the holes on the rubber part and it should go on ok. Put the clips that hold the motor in place and plug in the harnesses.
Put the pump back on and the clips to hold it in place. Set the cabinet back on the frame. Make sure the lip on the front cabinet is under the front rail of the frame. Ease the cabinet on the frame making sure the two rear sides of the cabinet set down on the tabs of the frame.
Put the two clips back on that hold the cabinet and plug the lid switch back in. Fasten the control panel down and you are all set.


Vic

Jul 18, 2009 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9564J Top...

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I got my duo cruiser from my brother,and I dont think I have the piece it takes to hook it to the bike ???? HELP ??????


bigbrad70 - I too had the very same problem. If your Duo cruiser has the spring hitch (a short 1.5 to 2 inch long spring mounted horizontaly in the frame just behind where it connets to the bike) then this is an easy fix. There are three parts needed. First looks something like a figure 8 with one large and one small hole. The second is a latch pin that goes through the first. The third is a washer with some tabs on one side. If you have these things then you have all the parts if not call the InStep customer service line
(800) 242-6110
Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm (Central Standard Time)

And ask for the SA074 coupler.

If you do not have the spring hitch I think they have adifferent coupler but am not sure as mine has the spring hitch. As for the istallation just go to the InStep website and look up the owners manual for any of the older double bike trailers.

Hope this helps!

P.s. The coupler is back ordered until approximately June 28 but can be pre ordered (I am currently waiting for mine!)

May 01, 2009 | InSTEP 10K Ultimate Double 11-KA285 Jogger

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