Swingarm Bearing Removal
Swingarm (see Swingarm Removal)
Propeller Shaft (see Final Drive chapter)
Right and Left Sleeves [A]
Right and Left Grease Seals [B]
Remove the needle bearings, using the oil seal & bearing
Special Tool - Oil Seal & Bearing Remover: 57001-1058
Replace the bearings and sleeves with new ones.
Remove the other side bearing in the same manner.
Swingarm Bearing Installation
Apply plenty of grease to the needle bearings, and sleeve.
Be sure to install the needle bearings so that the man-
ufacturer's marks are faced out. This prevents bearing
Position the bearings [A] as shown, using a suitable bear-
ing driver in the bearing driver set.
Grease Seals [C]
6 mm (0.24 in.) [D]
Special Tool - Bearing Driver Set: 57001-1129
Swingarm Bearing, Sleeve Inspection
Do not remove the needle bearings for inspection.
Remove may damage them.
Visually inspect the swingarm sleeves [A] and needle
The rollers in a needle bearing normally wear very little,
and wear is difficult to measure. Instead of measuring,
inspect the bearing in the swingarm for abrasion, color
change, or other damage.
If there is any doubt as to the condition of any of the nee-
dle bearings or sleeve, replace the sleeve, and needle
bearings as a set.