Rear Wheel (see Rear Wheel Removal in the
Mufflers (see Exhaust Pipe, Muffler Removal in the En-
gine Top End chapter).
Rear Shock Absorbers (see Rear Shock Absorber Re-
Pivot Shaft Caps
Remove the pivot shaft nut [A], and pull out the pivot shaft.
Pull back the swingarm and take off the swingarm.
Installation is the reverse of removal.
Tighten the pivot shaft nut.
Torque - Swingarm Pivot Nut: 88 N·m (9.0 kgf·m, 65 ft·lb)
Tighten the torque link nut.
Torque - Torque Link Nuts: 34 N·m (3.5 kgf·m, 25 ft·lb)
Move the swingarm up and down [A] to check for abnor-
Remove the needle bearing using the oil seal and bearing
Special Tool - Oil Seal & Bearing Remover: 57001-1058
Insert the needle bearing using the bearing driver set so
that the marked side faces outside.
Special Tool - Bearing Driver Set: 57001-1129
Apply a thin coat of a molybdenum desulfide the grease
to the lips of the grease seals.
Swingarm Needle Bearing Lubrication
Apply a thin coat of a molybdenum disulfide grease to the
inner surfaces [A] of the needle bearings.
Swingarm Sleeve and Needle Bearing Wear
Visually inspect the swingarm sleeve and needle bearing.
If there is any damage to them, replace it.