Rear Shock Maint.
Posted February 25, 2004 - 07:55 PM
p.s Thanks Wrooster for all the info on the swingarm and linkage bearings . Took me two days but am very pleased with the results .My conclusion, the string cheese must go.
Btw. I have a 1998 wr 400 am 5'10 and 200 lbs.
ride 70% mountains 30%desert and everything else in between
Posted February 26, 2004 - 05:56 AM
Do you mean the string cheese looking stuff in the swing arm/ linkage bearings? Last time I had that apart I noticed that but did not remove it because I thought it held the pins in. Can I remove all that?
Posted February 26, 2004 - 06:21 AM
Posted February 26, 2004 - 07:23 AM
I have a WR426 and I just did my swingarm bearings. I removed all that string cheese stuff and that stuff serves two purposes: 1. bearing retention and 2: lubrication. I removed it and repacked all the berings with a good grease. I think I can even feel a difference in how smooth the linkage works. But then again it is probably just the fact that I repacked them so I think that it feels different. But any way you look at it there isn't much grease in the factory bearings. I think that it is worth the effort.
I agree with latehit.You will have differing opinions on wether or not to remove the the cheese. But 2 of The 3 bearings in my bike were barely moving and all gummed up.
They move like greased lightning now If you do decide to the job this link has all the info you need
Just make sure you do not lose a needle bearing like I did,
spent an hour on hands and knees with magnet trying to find it, findig out it had somehow got stuck in the tub of grease
Posted February 26, 2004 - 07:47 AM
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Posted February 26, 2004 - 08:40 AM
Will be trying to ride down south soon. moab etc,
as i have never been . and for the fact it is snowing here right now
Posted February 26, 2004 - 08:59 AM
This weather sucks!
Posted February 26, 2004 - 09:20 AM
around 5:00. Never tried am.We should definately hook up There are usually three of us 2 wr'3 1 xr
Posted February 26, 2004 - 11:10 AM
Mornings are nice but I end up draggin pretty bad later in the day. Cabin fever got the best of us & we hit the dunes on Pres. Day. Lot's of snow but it felt good to ride/fall/slide, whatever it was.
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