Rear Suspension Maint. Question....
Posted January 10, 2003 - 06:51 PM
Quick question for those of you that have disassembled the rear swingarm/linkage assembly. I wanted to take things apart, check everything for wear/rust/etc. and regrease all the bearings but I ran across something a little strange. The needle bearings in the "RELAY ARM" & "CONNECTING ARM" have a yellow teflon-like material in them(around the needles)....IS this right?? Or is this just old grease gone "bad"!? Should I clean all this out or just leave it as is and regrease? Never seen bearings with this in them before(the bearings in the swingarm pivot didn't have this in them)....I'll try to post a pic but it may not work since I've never tried to before....Thanks for some help.... [image]http://photos.yahoo.com/bc/dvestal/lst?.dir=/2001+WR426F&.view=t[/image]
Posted January 10, 2003 - 11:10 PM
Posted January 11, 2003 - 04:03 AM
There is a lot of infos and pictures treating this topic.
Posted January 11, 2003 - 08:24 AM
Posted January 12, 2003 - 12:09 PM
click here for info on the "cheese wiz" solid lubricant that's used to retain the needle bearings in place at the yamaha factory:
a TT post with lots of links to maintenance tips/info/hints etc:
finally, check out my linkage on the kitchen table, last year:
the full kitchen story:
and this year's episode:
jim aka the wrooster