Originally Posted by aksinha88
Anyone have experience disassembling the swingarm? Its already off the bike and the center collar etc are off. Having trouble with
1. Getting the Pivot Thrust Bushing off. Do I need a puller or something? And does it need pressed back in?
2. The needle bearing! Do the individual needles come off like they do in the Linkage? I know you need a puller and press to get the whole bearing unit out, but just trying to do a simple cleanup.
The needles are loose inside a sleeve (cage). The bushing and bearings are pressed in. You can remove these parts without a puller but probably will not be able to salvage the bearings. You can drive out the bushings and add grease to the bearings, but depending on year, and mileage you may find things dry and in need of replacing. The special tool is great but the job of replacing the bearings can be done without it.
1993 XR650L; 14T CS, Dave's carb mod, Modified stk muffler, Airbox Mod, Battery relocation, Bar risers, Uni filter, No passenger pegs(to make it super lite), Blue powerband.