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GBS Workshop Manual
April 20, 2014
2:29 pm
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Hi,

On some of the posts I've read on here, there has been links to the GBS Workshop manual in a dropbox folder, however the link is now dead, are there any currently live links that anyone knows of? Or does anyone have a copy of it?

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Alastair

April 20, 2014
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Here here.

April 21, 2014
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the links you have seen are to various extracts of the "manual", which I have posted to explain various topics and queries made on this forum.

the word "manual" is really not a good description, it is a collection of information that relates to Zero models and options, produced since 2007 mainly those from 2010 to present, my time at the company, it is an ever evolving document, that changes, and is added to, often daily.

A lot of the information has been produced to explain and advise posts in this forum, for example the gearbox mount that was recently posted. But they come with an explanation and the possible difference you may find between the chassis, by themselves they could be misleading.

For that reason I take them down after those on the topic have seen them, if you need them relinked, just ask, they are still available.

If anyone needs information on the Zero, or any other technical subject, ask, I will try to oblige.

April 21, 2014
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Ok, no problem, at the moment I'm working on the crush tubes, and I don't know whether I'm being too much of a perfectionist or perhaps I'm missing something but no matter what I try I can't seem to get both bushes flush up against the wishbone. I've tried various ways of putting them in, I'm filing down the tubes to provide a lead in etc but each time it seems that one side will go in fine but the other side will go 90% of the way in but then just stop with about 2 or 3mm to go and no matter how much I crunch them in the vice it makes no difference as they "pop back" as soon as the vice is opened. I'm removing any plastic that gets bunched up as they go in and they're all greased etc. Do you have any pictures of what your bushes look like when fitted to the wishbones? Or am I missing something or being too particular about it?

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April 21, 2014
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Are you looking for these.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/11598108/GBS_Workshop_Manual%202.pdf

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/11598108/GBS_Workshop_Manual%201.pdf

Sorry but I haven't any pics at home, have a look at some of the blogs they may help.

Bushes should go in up to the step, that said it is possible for the material to "shave" as you insert which can jam the bush and cause the symptoms you have.

I have found a vice the easiest way to fit them into the wishbones but a puller bar works fine, just slower, which may actually be of benefit.

The trick is not to force them in too quickly, slacken off the pressure at intervals or the bush expands just before it enters the wishbone eye, I have also found applying slight pressure and then using the wishbone as a lever to twist the eye slightly back and forth, will make insertion easier.

April 21, 2014
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Also to add I tend to fit them dry, just lube the bolt, not for movement, the tube should be locked, but it prevents the tube seizing to the bolt if you have to remove it

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