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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:15 pm 
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so the swingarm is on the bench, plenty of chain lube on it. :Roost:
excuse the mess, i have just finished making an aluminium tool box for the dr, and haven't bothered cleaning up properly yet. :diablo:


Image[/url]Untitled by rian munro, on Flickr[/img]

the bearings feel and look fine, plenty of the old waterproof grease in there.
there is a little bit of wear on the bushes, but not enough to worry me for a year or two yet.

Image[/url]Untitled by rian munro, on Flickr[/img]

Image[/url]Untitled by rian munro, on Flickr[/img]

bit more of this packed in there and i will call the swing arm good until next time.

Image[/url]Untitled by rian munro, on Flickr[/img]

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:37 pm 
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with the swingarm sorted, next up is to remove the linkage.

Image[/url]Untitled by rian munro, on Flickr[/img]

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this is where the fun starts. :diablo:

i pulled the seals off and was greeted with this.

Image[/url]Untitled by rian munro, on Flickr[/img]


very dry and crusty in the larger pivot, there is also half a needle roller in there :OMG:

so i cleaned up all the gunk and proceede to remove the bushing.

Image[/url]Untitled by rian munro, on Flickr[/img]

not good, although strangely the two smaller ones are fine.

so i checked out partzilla, and this is the damage, without freight to N.Z. prolly a week to get here. :cry:

Image[/url]linkage parts by rian munro, on Flickr[/img]


Next i pressed the bearings out with my homebrew press, some 12mm threaded rod and sockets, washers and pipe.

Image[/url]Untitled by rian munro, on Flickr[/img]


Image[/url]Untitled by rian munro, on Flickr[/img]

Now i wait for my parts to arrive.
i am not looking forward to the riding downtime, its starting to warm up here now.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:02 pm 
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nzrian - really appreciate your contribution here! I respect the time it takes to do this and to post everything up. Thanks !

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:44 pm 
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i have got plenty from this site since i have been on here, only to happy to give a little back. :drinks:

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:43 am 
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A person couldn't ask for a more clear tutorial on checking the linkage bearings. :good:
Was there any indication you needed to do this, such as feeling or hearing anything not right while riding or inspecting it on the lift?

I notice the maintenance chart in the service manual recommends inspecting the rear suspension at 12,000 kilometer intervals ( every 7,500 miles) so I guess this means the linkage bearings too. If so, mine is way overdue for an inspection at 24.3K miles.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 12:20 pm 
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No reason other than I had the rear wheel out to fit a new tire.

Everything felt fine.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:37 am 
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Thank you, this is now on my to-do list on my next rear tire change. :!: :scratch:

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