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post #1 of 6 Old 09-15-2009, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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Removing the swingarm

I'm planning on removing my swingarm to do a through clean for the end of the season. Is this a straight forward procedure or is it not worth the hassle? Do I need special tools for it? Anything I need to watch out for? Any tips?

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Pretty straightforward for what I've read...but you do need a special tool for the right hand side "nut".

I plan on doing mine too this winter...replacing bearings and greasing etc. So let us know how it turns out.

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Pretty straightforward for what I've read...but you do need a special tool for the right hand side "nut".

I plan on doing mine too this winter...replacing bearings and greasing etc. So let us know how it turns out.

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That special tool can be made out of a socket. You will find that in the Maintenance section.

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Pretty straightforward for what I've read...but you do need a special tool for the right hand side "nut".

I plan on doing mine too this winter...replacing bearings and greasing etc. So let us know how it turns out.

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Maybe I'll come help you do that! Also I'm sure that Fred could make you a tool for that job.

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There is a GSXR tool being sold on Ebay. I'm not sure if the same tool but it appears to be the same.





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Found the link to the DIY swingarm socket special tool:
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=28945

So, I shouldn't need to replace anything if all the bearings are fine, right. Just clean everything, grease up some parts, and put it back together I assume.
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