Swingarm removal

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  • Iggy1

Posted June 08, 2006 - 10:44 AM


Hello everyone;
I need some help. My 2000 XR650R has got 89,000 kms on it and I have to remove my swingarm to replace the bearings,seals,seal caps and bushings. After removing the nut and washer on the left side, I tried to remove the bolt or what seems like a bolt, on the right side, and this will not move. I used the finger socket to lose'in the lock nut behind the bolt and I still can't turn the bolt either way. I was then thinking that this bolt might slide right out. So I tried that and it still will not move. Took a large brass rod and tried to punch it out, still no luck.

Can someone please tell me the proper procedure for removing this bolt before I use a large hammer on it and screw it up forever, thanks, Iggy

  • Max Power

Posted June 08, 2006 - 11:34 AM


You don't need to take off the lock nut to be able to remove the swing arm bolt. You will however require a big hammer and a bronze punch.

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  • cleonard

Posted June 08, 2006 - 01:06 PM


If you can break it loose so it turns, it will be easier to get out. Use a big breaker bar. Once it's turning it should come out easier. Not easy though. This is one of those few times where the solution is a bigger hammer.

  • danbart

Posted June 08, 2006 - 01:16 PM


jiggle the swingarm up and down while you try to remove it.

  • Iggy1

Posted June 08, 2006 - 01:27 PM


YE HA, I get to use the big hammer !!!!!!

I will use a large punch with it and give it a try, Thanks very much, Iggy.

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