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02 426 linkage/shock/swing arm bearing question

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Will ALL the bearings from all three of these parts press out from either direction? The swing arm bearings look like they have a bigger diameter hole on the outside than on the inside. I gotta press them out today while at work and I forgot my manual. Please help!

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The swing arm and the connecting link bearings sit in stepped bores.  They have to be pulled form inside to out only.

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The swing arm and the connecting link bearings sit in stepped bores. They have to be pulled form inside to out only.

Which part is the connecting link?

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The U shaped link that connects the relay arm to the frame.

Got it! Now that you say that I see there is a step down in it. Thank you!

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New question. I screwed up some of the bearings in the linkage so I ordered a couple replacement Yamaha bearings. There is this yellow wax liner in the needle bearing, and I supposed to remove that?

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That's the "permanent" built-in lubricant.  Personally, yes, I would remove it and pack the bearings with a good grade of marine rated high pressure grease.

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That's the "permanent" built-in lubricant. Personally, yes, I would remove it and pack the bearings with a good grade of marine rated high pressure grease.

That's what my thoughts were as well. All the pivot works bearings were bare and I had to pack with grease. Will do with the Yamaha ones as well, thanks for the info.

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