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1Back to top Go down   Swingarm bearing.... Empty Swingarm bearing.... Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:25 pm

twincarb

twincarb
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Just put both of the swingarm bearings into the swingarm.... however in my excitement of putting them in I forgot to put the grease shield back in.... Any comments on whether I should improvise a shield from the inside of the swingarm (its the side closest to the driveshaft) and only fit it back in place if I have to replace the bearing again...

or

do I take the new bearing out... or as I will be disturbing the whole thing is it a case of new bearing?


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2Back to top Go down   Swingarm bearing.... Empty Re: Swingarm bearing.... Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:34 pm

RicK G

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I would put it in now. Those bearings lead a very hard life down there and need all the help they can get. I have often toyed with the idea of making a better shield for them but as always there is something else that needs attention first.


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3Back to top Go down   Swingarm bearing.... Empty bearings Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:55 am

sven k100

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definately put the shields back in ( mine are brass discs araldited in , as i destroyed the originals getting the old outer races out ). Then fill the area with as much waterproof grease as you can, as these bearings can be subject to a lot of corrosion. When i first got my bike, the pivot pins were seized into the bearings and had to be renewed also.

    

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