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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.

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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.

Just make the tool for the swingarm hex using a nut welded to a bolt of the correct size.
Either the Haynes or OEM manuals should have all the info you need.
The fiche have exploded diagrams of all the pieces so you can account for everything.
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Re: Tools Needed for 929 Swingarm Removal and a few questions

Yea the service manual I have now doesn't mention the tools or get into as much detail as I would like, might be time to buy a Haynes.

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Re: Tools Needed for 929 Swingarm Removal and a few questions

x2 for the nut welded on a bolt works great i believe the bolt head must fit a 24mm socket.
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I don't have any way to weld it though.

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I don't have any way to weld it though.

Then take it to somebody that can?

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Then take it to somebody that can?
What are the chances JB Weld can hold for that type of job?

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What are the chances JB Weld can hold for that type of job?

Nil.
Get it welded.
It takes all of ten seconds to hit it with an arc welder.

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Re: Tools Needed for 929 Swingarm Removal and a few questions

or u can just use more then one nut!
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fill bolt with nuts then take hammer bet the hell out of the end of bolts (nuts will never come off again!) there u go, just wanted to add that
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24mm sounds like one of those multi sized front wheel keys to me.
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fill bolt with nuts then take hammer bet the hell out of the end of bolts (nuts will never come off again!) there u go, just wanted to add that
Yea I ended up using a buddy's welder and welded two nuts onto a 24mm bolt. Worked great.

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BTW how did you end up holding the bike up so you could remove swingarm?? Getting ready to put a chrome one on mine.
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I hung it from the ceiling. The unfinished part of my basement had trusses or whatever they are called and I used some heavy duty ratcheting straps. I found the swingarm removal to be really easy for me the worst part was putting the rear wheel back on.

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24mm sounds like one of those multi sized front wheel keys to me.
thats what i use whenever i pull my swingarm off. has the 17,19, 22, and 24mm i believe
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