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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-21-2016, 08:46 PM
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I'm not familiar with utility, so you certain know better than me!

In the pic I'm installing the bearing, to remove I used a couple sockets from the inside out and used a larger socket that sat on the outside of the arm so the bearing could pop into it.

It's tough to explain my madness lol but it worked on my 400ex. Again you are a better authority in untility models, just thought a longer bolt setup might work, or at least give someone another idea.

This is my 400EX. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

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I'm. It familiar with utility, so you certain know better than me!

In the pic I'm installing the bearing, to remove I used a couple sockets from the inside out and used a larger socket that sat on the outside of the arm so the bearing could pop into it.

It's tough to explain my madness lol but it worked on my 400ex. Again you are a better authority in untility models, just thought a longer bolt setup might work, or at least give someone another idea.
I thought that looked like a sport swing arm ?..lol. all good bro ! :-). yeah, utility swing arms a tad different !. you don't have access to the other side like you do on sport swing arms.

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I put plenty of grease in mine, and when the bolt starts going in it pushes the seal out of the swingarm, I had to keep scraping the excess out of the inside race...any suggestions? had a pivot bolt thread issue and quit fooling with it for a couple days..
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I put plenty of grease in mine, and when the bolt starts going in it pushes the seal out of the swingarm, I had to keep scraping the excess out of the inside race...any suggestions? had a pivot bolt thread issue and quit fooling with it for a couple days..
the dust seals go inside the swing arm, not the frame on the inside between the frame and swing arm., sooo..starting from scratch, inside tin race seal ( these don't have to go in if you don't want them in there ? ), then outer race, then grease, then inner race, then dust seal. both sides are installed the same way.

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I have the seal in the swingarm, maybe I should have said forces instead...the pressure created by the grease holder and the seal itself as the pivot bolt starts to contact seal is forcing the seal to back out of the swingarm...
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I put plenty of grease in mine, and when the bolt starts going in it pushes the seal out of the swingarm, I had to keep scraping the excess out of the inside race...any suggestions? had a pivot bolt thread issue and quit fooling with it for a couple days..

'69z , I think you put to much grease , when you install the pivot bolt it displaces the grease and causes a hydraulic push , every hear that saying , " you can't fit 10 lbs of chit in a 5 lb bag " , 4.5 lbs is a good load , lol ------- I have seen swing arms where the seals fits loose , maybe this is from the swing arm's bearing tube being flared out a bit where the seal sits or maybe from after market seals not being to the same specs ----personally I am very concerned with sealing the swing arm bearing the best I can as I ride in mud and water with my bike , when the seal fits loose , I've glued it in with 3M-5200 and let it dry over night before installing it , also on another note , I would never not use the tin grease retaining cup , water and dirt seems to find it's way into the swing arm tubes , in fact I put silicone under the lip of the tin cup , I been using the Kawasaki water proof grease that they use on jet skis
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Good right up.. Changed mine today. I'll add that the most difficult part was undoing the castle lock but from the Allen pin/bearing locator. The rest was pretty straight forward I thought.

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Good right up.. Changed mine today. I'll add that the most difficult part was undoing the castle lock but from the Allen pin/bearing locator. The rest was pretty straight forward I thought.
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Good right up.. Changed mine today. I'll add that the most difficult part was undoing the castle lock but from the Allen pin/bearing locator. The rest was pretty straight forward I thought.
It's "write", not right. Sorry but once a dad always a dad
Yes, your 'right'! That may have been a predictive text error as I was using my phone at the time!

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