OK... I searched everywhere, could not find a definitive answer.

I've had the pump a few years and use it a lot on several bikes. I like my pump and want it to last as long as possible and I'd like to clean and re-grease its innards as a preventive measure, the o-ring specifically but I cannot get to it.... I'm afraid I'll break it

Can anyone tell me how to get the cap off without breaking it? or is there another way? It's a JoeBlow Sport II (the yellow one)

Thanks in advance


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Well... I tinkered carefully and was able to remove the top cap without breaking anything.

1) There are 2 small holes on the sides, right above the hose holder clip. You must push in the tab that keeps the top cap secure using a pointy tool and turn the cap slowly clockwise. Here you see it with the tabs disengaged and showing the holes the tabs click into.

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2) In the second image, you can see the tabs that hold the cap secure. enter image description here

3) Then I was able to clean the the inside and clean/relube the O-ring (I used Slickoleum because it's O-ring friendly... I use it to service my front suspension). enter image description here

I think this pump is taken apart pretty much like any other cheap to midrange floor pump after all.

I hope this can help someone.

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    Good work. Mark this as the accepted answer.
    – andy256
    Feb 6, 2017 at 2:12

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