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Old 02-23-2013, 01:10 PM   #33349
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Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Huntsville, AL
Oddometer: 760
Originally Posted by DaymienRules View Post
All of that plastic stuff in the linkage bearings came out on day 1. I just assumed it was a showroom/assembly product only, as I could see no way to either fully clean the bearings or fully pack them with out those little sticks coming out.
+1 except I waited until the first swingarm service

One of the things the link above states that this is for reduced maintenance. I believe that this was a measure of insurance against the owners that will never do swingarm maintenance on the bike. I could not see a way to get any measurable amount of grease in there with the removal of the plastic stuff. I picked that stuff out with the bearings and cleaned everything up. Next I put a big glob of grease in the race and pushed the needles into it until they were all in place like you would a normal bearing. This should be much easier to clean out later.

Bikes I own
2008 Yamaha WR250R
1992 Yamaha XT225
2008 SYM HD200

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