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    Posted: 05 Jul 2020 at 18:21
It’s been a while since the arm has been out of the bike so I’ve got on with it, found the left bush to be marked and it’s too much to polish out so I’ve ordered one off griff, while I’m waiting for it I might as well give it a good scrub in there.
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Looks immaculate. What did you use on the back of the swing arm? Soapy water? I find it really difficult to clean that, maybe because of the rough texture. 
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I’ve got an old paraffin parts cleaner, still one of the best cleaning fluids I’ve used , same inside the frame, I put a big tub under the bike with a few litres of paraffin in it and brush away then finish off with a can of brake cleaner.
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Ah right, thanks. Guess Asda's own brand fairy isn't going to cut it then. Yours looks good, inspired me to do mine this winter. 
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Had a small creak on mine never really thought about it took shock off to put on an uprated spring and the swingarm moved about 30mm ended up taking swingarm off replaced the tophat bush and the needle roller bearing and the smaller ones in the swingarm for the triangle plate .had to hammer the tophat 
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That was what you call f####d, I bet it felt better afterwards?
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That's given me pause for thought now Confused

I think it may be be time to remove and check my s/arm bearings when I strip the back end down to clean it.

I don't recall any creaks or restricted movement back when I replace the s/arm triangle mount bearing a year or so ago but it would be a good thing to check and re lube I think.

Thanks for bringing the idea forward Clap

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It’s definitely something that will be overlooked on most motorcycles and I kind of always viewed the swing arm bearings as being, nearly as exposed to damage and wear as the dog bone ones. Not so much grit thrown their way but the usual questionable seal involved and combo of jet washing and no regular maintenance. 

You can guarantee a lot of The Gen1 and Gen2 will be suffering similar already since most will never of been apart and at best a Gen2 is 10years old now 

A good remind and for any on Facebook to pass on as a good scare for all the owners so it becomes the next big thing to check out.  
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It was a snowball thing started of as a spring upgrade which led to finding the  bearings in the swingarm that the triangle  plates attach to then the swing arm bearing and bush then found there was nt and rebound damping on the rear shock so shock off in for service bottom bushes worn needle in rebound bit siezed £340 thanks so now it feels better 
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So it shamed me into checking my s/arm bearings as well,surprisingly they are greased and like new although I do need to replace the wrap around plastic chain guide/protector thing.

I also decided to have a clean while in there

Quite relaxing using the Skylift

Next job clean the s/arm

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it’s nice knowing everything is correct and clean and serviced, nice to stand back and think job well done.
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Satisfying. I think the enjoyment I get from my bike is primarily riding track, then maintenance, then riding on the road. And a lot of the time riding on the road for me is just testing any improvement or work done on it.
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I had my swing arm out a couple of winters ago, bearings looked like new but not a lot of grease present. I'm guessing it was the first time that swing arm came out the bike.
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Well mine was original I think as the scuffs and scars from a previous owners off are present but the fastenings show no signs of ever having had a tool on them post assembly,although they were well greased still.

The tools I bought and posted about in the 'Special tooling' thread worked a treat by the way.

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Originally posted by IanG IanG wrote:

Well mine was original I think as the scuffs and scars from a previous owners off are present but the fastenings show no signs of ever having had a tool on them post assembly,although they were well greased still.

The tools I bought and posted about in the 'Special tooling' thread worked a treat by the way.


Yep, I had to buy those tools too; only way to re assemble and torque correctly. 
It has to be one of the weirdest swing arm pivot bolt assemblies out there.
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It’s very similar to my zx9r assembly accept my zx9r has more bearings in it.
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Originally posted by IanG IanG wrote:

So it shamed me into checking my s/arm bearings as well,surprisingly they are greased and like new although I do need to replace the wrap around plastic chain guide/protector thing.

I also decided to have a clean while in there

Quite relaxing using the Skylift

Next job clean the s/arm


Nice job, few less boxes on the track milleLOL
I started out with nothing and I've still got most of it left
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What did you think of the ammo de greaser btw?
I started out with nothing and I've still got most of it left
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Damn good stuff thanks Thumbs Up

It really brings the crap out of the rough ally castings when used neat,I'll takes some more pics tomorrow

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Originally posted by badapple badapple wrote:

Originally posted by IanG IanG wrote:

So it shamed me into checking my s/arm bearings as well,surprisingly they are greased and like new although I do need to replace the wrap around plastic chain guide/protector thing.

I also decided to have a clean while in there

Quite relaxing using the Skylift

Next job clean the s/arm


Nice job, few less boxes on the track milleLOL


Yup,got room to work now.

Next doors garage is almost full now though LOL


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That's the way move it all elsewhere good work. Glad you liked the tip I rate the stuffThumbs Up
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I fancy some of their wheel cleaner as well for the cars.

I've not tried this on wheels but they sell it as a degreaser rather than lift iron deposits from alloy wheels
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I've got to get one of those Skylifts, too damn old to be crawling over concrete floors.
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It's an expensive bit of kit no doubt, but only as much as a lower order table and this has the benefit of being able to be broken down and stored easily.

I'm really sold on the concept,it makes life so much easier and once you have one you know it will work with any bike just by using the appropriate mounting kit.

Abba are also a good company to deal with
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As a matter of interest, how low does the petrol level have to be so it doesn't leak out the breather?
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Not sure,I already had the tank off before jacking it high at the back,I did wonder about the reservoirs on the bars though Confused

Still no leaks yet so I just wrapped absorbent wiper around each in case

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Originally posted by Stevex Stevex wrote:

As a matter of interest, how low does the petrol level have to be so it doesn't leak out the breather?

The tank can be full if your breathers is blocked like mine!   LOL
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Ordered one direct from Abba Thumbs Up
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