Tools Needed for 929 Swingarm Removal and a few questions
So I found a 954 swingarm removal write up which is pretty good, but it does not list what tools are needed. My main question is do I need a giant allen key or allen socket? Where the swingarm is held on at the front most point there are giant hex holes where the pinch bolts are. Do those hex bolts need to be unscrewed or is that all one piece that gets pushed out when I loosen the pinch bolts?
EDIT: It looks like its a 24mm hex, when I try to loosen one side will the other side just spin? It seems like it would causing me to need another person with another 24mm hex tool?
I am also confused on the bearing situation on the swingarm. I bought a bike that came with an extra so I do not know if it is missing anything. One side has a metal sleeve that slides right out in one piece exposing the roller rod bearings. The other side has a cap I guess you can call it that comes off but the metal sleeve does not push out by hand. I am guessing it needs to be pushed out by a machine. I can see all the grim underneath the sleeve so I would like to clean and regrease my bearings, but I am not sure if it is normal to only have one cap on the other side of the swingarm? Also the side with the cap does not spin freely like the other side does. I should have taken pictures because that probably doesnt make sense.
Any help is appreciated, I want to swap swingarms this week in my garage.
Last edited by socci; 12-20-2012 at 5:34 AM.