Linkage and Swing Arm Bearing Install
Posted April 05, 2003 - 06:48 PM
How do you space them? Just tap them in until the seals fit correctly? The swing arm has two per side and there is going to be some space between them. How do you determine how much?
That will learn me, grease more than once a year. Thanks, Doug
Posted April 06, 2003 - 04:38 AM
Although a little late, I would've recommended you measure how far the bearing is inserted into the swingarm prior to removing it. This measurement is taken after the seal is removed.
You essentially want the bearing seal to be flush, or even slightly inserted into the swingarm >> the reason being you don't want the seals to be destroyed as the swingarm (and swingarm linkage) goes through it's motions.
I do know on one part of your linkage, the bushings are too long to let your seals be touched, which is a great thing. It makes it a lot less critical about seal placement.
Be sure you clean up the holes where the new bearings and seals go. I like to grease the heck out of EVERYTHING prior to installing the new bearings. After everything is assembled, wipe off all exposed grease. MXA recommends cleaning everything up w/ diesel fuel/kerosene AFTER assembly.
When you install the new bearings, tap gently on the bearing, working your way around the circumference. You can also go back and forth on opposite sides to ensure the bearing is not cocked. Use a large socket, just shy of the hole size to drive the bearings in the rest of the way, after you have gone as far as you can w/ a hammer.
Doug, it is much easier to tap the bearingis in a little farther, than to tap them back out and start all over again! Like she said, "Be Gentle".
REMEMBER, YOU ONLY NEED TO PRESS THE BEARINGS IN FAR ENOUGH TO ALLOW THAT SEAL TO BE FLUSH.
Doug, how did you get your original bearings out, anyway?
Posted April 06, 2003 - 10:14 AM
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