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Old 04-16-2011, 12:42 PM   #53
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OK, since some people can bare with my preparations, here's some more for you...

Here's a shot of the upper shock link, see the hairline crack in the outer race, and it's three pieces. Plus look at the metal compared to the original. I've noticed that Moose sell one that looks like the original. Also it's all one piece!!!

Oil on the bearing makes it look worse than t really is.

Stock one piece upper shock link bearing. I'll be reusing this!

The outer swing arm pivots were shot, full or rust and zero movement of the bearings!!

Knocking the old one out.

Another issue w/ the All Balls bearings, the spacers, just aren't like the stock ones, No side needle bearings in the kit, instead there is a teflon coated shim. Not saying that is bad though. I don't like the all balls bearings, they are a compromise!!! Wheel bearing and head set are fine, but don't use the swing arm or shock link kit.

More info on the All Balls bearing kit (here).

I screwed up one of the swing arm pivot bearings, so things aren't going back together......
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