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Offline powerfulpete

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swing arm removal
on: April 13, 2020, 07:52:21 PM
hi hope every one is staying safe.i ordered a nitron r1 shock before lockdown happened and last weekend decided to change it and while I was there stripped out the swingarm.nothing really to report all bearing well greased just the pivot pin a little corroded.put it all back together along with new shock but cant report how it feels until lockdown ends and we can get out

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Re: swing arm removal
Reply #1 on: April 14, 2020, 11:57:36 AM

 So you have the 4 pin clutch lock nut socket for the spacing adjustment nut on the swing arm pivot bolt?

 I got brought up short at that point and have the 4 pin socket on order - scheduled to arrive between April 30th and May 22nd. I'll be standing by the mailbox  :whistle: .

 Rob.

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Re: swing arm removal
Reply #2 on: April 14, 2020, 09:00:59 PM
yes mate ive got the castle nut remover I had a cbf1000 before the versys stripped that down coulndt see any grease when I removed it but versys was ok added a little more grease thou

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Re: swing arm removal
Reply #3 on: April 15, 2020, 01:54:06 AM


 Good to know the Versys has grease. Not all do.

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Re: swing arm removal
Reply #4 on: April 15, 2020, 10:10:21 AM
did mine last summer, 2017 model, spindle was dry and starting to rust, very little grease in bearings, kawasaki are stingy with grease on manufacture,( as are a lot of other makes) my zzr1400 was the same,, steering head bearings next as these were only lightly greased aswell when i did my zzr14,

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Re: swing arm removal
Reply #5 on: April 15, 2020, 12:40:08 PM

 
  Agree, although too much grease can be a magnet for grit.

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Re: swing arm removal
Reply #6 on: April 15, 2020, 01:03:12 PM
thats true Rob,, but thats what the seals are there for so as long as your seals are in good condition no grit should get in there,  :031:

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Re: swing arm removal
Reply #7 on: May 23, 2020, 04:25:17 AM
*Originally Posted by powerfulpete [+]
hi hope every one is staying safe.i ordered a nitron r1 shock before lockdown happened and last weekend decided to change it and while I was there stripped out the swingarm.nothing really to report all bearing well greased just the pivot pin a little corroded.put it all back together along with new shock but cant report how it feels until lockdown ends and we can get out

Very interested in your impression of the Nitron shock as thatís the company Iím thinking about going with. Did it come with a blue spring? 😂
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Re: swing arm removal
Reply #8 on: May 23, 2020, 09:18:51 AM
I have a Nitron R2 shock and it works well. You have the option of the blue spring or black - same price.

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Re: swing arm removal
Reply #9 on: May 27, 2020, 07:12:45 PM
I choose to have black spring on my nitron as my bikes orange and now we can get out ive had 3 rides with it two with wife on back and one on my own.i have to say its quite impressive but I think the old shock was tired bikes got 37000 miles