Re: 14SB rear height adjusters repairable?
Yes, I cleaned the needle bearings out of the left side. On the right, the needle bearings themselves looked okay, but I couldn't tell if an inner bearing race was missing. Were these designed to run directly against the axle with no inner race?
I hear your suggestion to just pop out the bearings on the right and replace both sides with bushings. So, do the bushings have little "weep" holes for the grease to come out onto the axle?
But.. in any case... as I wrote, the black painted mount plate and the circle inner race frame with the grease channel in it are supposed to be swaged together, while the yoke around the circle is supposed to rotate free. Instead the yoke adjustment lever and the round circle outer bushing frame are rusted together, so even if I installed new bushings, the adjustment won't adjust.
I think I would live with loose swage connection on the back side - or maybe I'd epoxy it, but first I would have to break the rust free so the yoke rotates freely, and I haven't figured out how to do that.