Swingarm bearing removal
Posted June 05, 2009 - 02:29 AM
do they just push out or what?
Posted June 05, 2009 - 03:57 AM
Once you have the seals out you need to match up a socket to the outer diameter of the bearing (just a hair smaller than the hole the bearing sits in), as well, you'll need a receiver socket that will allow the bearing to fall inside it and cup the swingarm at the same time, set it up in a vise, put a bit of pressure on it, get your propane torch, apply heat to the swingarm around the bearing, most times you hear a little pop, at which point you can set the torch down and crank the vise to push the socket through until the bearing falls into the bigger socket on the other side.
be careful though, some bikes, the bearings only go in/out from one side (there's a step in the swingarm or linkage hole to stop it from pushing all the way through) so you have to inspect carefully to see which way you push bearing out/in.
To put the new bearings in, set them in the freezer for a few hours and heat the swingarm/linkage some and it will push right in using a vise and properly sized socket.
Posted June 05, 2009 - 05:20 PM
Posted June 05, 2009 - 11:25 PM