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Old 01-29-2013, 05:10 PM   #157
FJ_Kevin OP
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Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Maryland ==> originally from Long Island
Oddometer: 365
Originally Posted by Frank121 View Post
Your bike looks awesome! Did you find any swingarm wear at the shock mount location?

I have a little free play at that location on mine and I'm looking for a way to fix it? Drill and sleeve, Weld and re-drill?
I haven't found a kit anywhere but there probably is not one since no bearings?

Thanks Frank!

There are bushings lightly pressed into the swing arm at the shock pivot. These are replacable although I dont recall if the parts are still available from Yamaha. Sometimes the pin can have a little wear also.

Not too long ago I bought some bronze bar stock from Enco. I am intending to make a bushing for the clutch cover kick start hole someday. You could use the same material to make bushings for the shock pivot.

Good luck with your bike.

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