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Author Topic: An easier way to replace the swingarm bearings  (Read 838 times)
grpics
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« on: January 01, 2020, 09:32:32 »

After developing a squeak from the rear suspension and noticing that my rear wheel could be moved from side to side, I decided to overhaul the swingarm.
I looked underneath and decided that the best option would be to jack the scoot up by the centre stand and support the frame with axle stands just in front of the swingarm assembly.  I then positioned the trolley jack under the engine to take the weight and was able to unbolt the whole swingarm mechanism and remove it in one piece, after unbolting the exhaust downpipe and removing the centrestand to make life easier!
Once on the bench I tipped out the brown dust and bits of metal that were the remains of the original bearings, drifted them out and replaced with copiously greased new bearings.
Then it was fairly straightforward to refit the swingarm, bolt everything up nice and tight, and get the scoot back onto its wheels. 
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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2020, 14:38:09 »

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Once on the bench I tipped out the brown dust and bits of metal that were the remains of the original bearings

 
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2020, 15:00:40 »

Any pics of said job please...always like to see how these things get done.
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2020, 16:07:30 »

I've got a couple of pics, but I'm not sure how to post them on here. Any tips?
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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2020, 16:21:12 »

Go to the forum help section, there is a guide to uploading to our gallery then another post tells you how to link the pics into a post.
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