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How Do You Restore A Speed King

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Oh, and I don’t worry about being really careful where I direct the heat. The pot metal expands faster the the steel bearing caps and around the hoop clamp.

The chrome cross piece also expands faster than the roll pins - those pins are very hard steel.

FWIW

Posted on 5 years ago
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Curing the squeak take it to a whole different level. I’ve found a solution in using hard nylon bearings. But it’s labor intensive. It’s also worth it.

If you’d like to solve the damned infernal infamous squeak, send a pm - I can do it for you.

Posted on 5 years ago
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I have several Speedking pedals, since this is the only kind of pedal I use. I have renovated several of them, taking them apart, cleaning the innards, replacing the lube etc, so I am familiar with that procedure.

However, one of my two "new" Speedkings (bought some 15 years ago, when they were still in production) has developed a strange fault that I would like to remedy. Thing is, I don't know what to make of it, or how to address it. I attach a few pics which show clearly what it looks like. To me, it seems as if the posts have been pushed outwards. I cannot figure out how this may have happened, though, nor what to do about it.

I daren't use this pedal as long as it looks like this, since I am afraid that the rocker assembly will come loose and the pedal fall apart.

I removed the spring, piston and cap on the offending side but didn't see anything obviously wrong, apart from this exceptional gap between rocker and post.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Also, has anyone seen this issue before?

/Magnus

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Posted on 4 years ago
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Same thing happened to me. I think what happened was when they were trying to fix the pedal they bent the posts to get the axil out from the bearings ...

Some one suggested I heat it up and pull them in but I am afraid of heating it with a torch. I did put a clamp and slowly over the course of a few weeks kept tightening it with a heat gun on it (the kind used for paint removal)till the rods came back pretty close.. Im curious to hear if anyone has a better suggestion to bend them back. Mine still needs work.

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Posted on 4 years ago
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Hi radioking,

Thanks for pitching in. Sorry to hear that your pedal was damaged during repair. In the case of my pedal, no such damage has been incurred, at least not during repair. My pedal has been a bit like this since new, but it seems to have gotten worse over time.

I am still not sure what to do about it...

Best,

Magnus

Posted on 4 years ago
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Assuming you’re on a level surface, looks like its about 6 degrees off.

Its possible that the piston in the shaft is turned and doesnt allow the axil to go all the way in. Try unscrewing the effected side from the bottom of the pedal, and then pull out the spring and piston .(its packed with grease so be prepared) . Then push the axil in and secure it in place with either a clamp or even duct tape(wrap it on adhesive side out so you dont get adhesive on the pedal). Clamping from column to column should pull them straight.... once its inplace put the the piston and spring back in with the piston slot locking into the axil.

When releasing the clamp it should hold.

Another fix ( assuming the piston is in correctly) clamp the columns to each other and over a few days increase the pressure . If possible use a heat gun to heat the columns up a bit before increasing the clamp pressure..

Good Luck!

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Posted on 4 years ago
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I will try your 2nd method. Your first suggestion was my first idea, but I checked it by doing what you suggest. The piston was in correctly. Thanks for the very interesting angle calculation, too!

/Magnus

Posted on 4 years ago
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Hi Magnus

I found a great vid on youtube that shows how to fix our problem.

Im going to try it. It seems we have to completely remove the axis to bend the columns back in place..

here is the link

[ame]https://youtu.be/PIE-33XHD04[/ame]

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Posted on 4 years ago
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From radioking

Hi MagnusI found a great vid on youtube that shows how to fix our problem.Im going to try it. It seems we have to completely remove the axis to bend the columns back in place.. here is the link https://youtu.be/PIE-33XHD04

Thanks, radioking, that is a very useful link. I will have a close look at the (very long) video and try to fix my pedal.

/Magnus

Posted on 4 years ago
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Yes but just skip to where it applies to you. One thing I didnt realize is you can pop the pins out to remove the axil but be sure to MARK WITH A LINE THE POSITION OF THE AXIL AND THE BEATER POSITION.. other wise you’ll never get the position right��

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Posted on 4 years ago
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