seized pivot pin in Azure
Tried to take off my shock today on the Azure. Tapping with a punch did not remove the front pivot pin. I was wailing on it and not even a budge.
after some searching I found the solution on mtbr using a vice and some sockets to press it out. It worked finally, with some liquid wrench but I am still amazed at how much force I had to use to get the pin to move. Big vice, plus a cheater bar on the lever.
Check out this post with some pics/links I did a mtbr: