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Old 03-23-2010, 09:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Trying to get all my parts off to the pcer, but I cant seem to get the bearings out of the swing arm. Any tips or suggestions? Will I have to replace them once I get them out? Its my first time doing this and I have been struggling with them for a while now.
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Use a socket the same size as the hole in the swingarm... it will force the bearings out.

Replace the bearings while your there, they are about $50 for the kit.
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Use a socket the same size as the hole in the swingarm... it will force the bearings out.

Replace the bearings while your there, they are about $50 for the kit.[/b]
Thats what I have been doing for a while. Just wanted to be sure that I was going about it the right way. Which kit do you recommend? DO you sell shim kits as well?
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Use a socket the same size as the hole in the swingarm... it will force the bearings out.

Replace the bearings while your there, they are about $50 for the kit.[/b]

That's right, it takes a bit of force to pound them out. I just replaced them in my 400ex and it took some pounding with a socket and punch.
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Use a socket the same size as the hole in the swingarm... it will force the bearings out.

Replace the bearings while your there, they are about $50 for the kit.[/b]
Thats what I have been doing for a while. Just wanted to be sure that I was going about it the right way. Which kit do you recommend? DO you sell shim kits as well?
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I used the Pivot Works kit and had very good luck with it..........
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Use a socket the same size as the hole in the swingarm... it will force the bearings out.

Replace the bearings while your there, they are about $50 for the kit.[/b]
Thats what I have been doing for a while. Just wanted to be sure that I was going about it the right way. Which kit do you recommend? DO you sell shim kits as well?
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Just make sure your using the largest socket you can, without binding in the swingarm.... kit it good and hard with a large hammer, it will come out in 1-2 hits. no heat needed.
I have used pivot works and all balls in the past, but have the best luck with all balls bearings lasting longer. i do have the hotcams shim kits in stock.

PM me when your ready, ill get you fixed up.
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They are a b*tch for sure to get out. Mine were barely moving even after pounding all day. I set my carrier in front of my shop light for an hour or so and let it get real hot, after it expanded a little it made it much easier. Just make sure the diameter of your socket is the same as the outer race of ur bearing and not ur inner race otherwise you will have a mess on your hands. It also helps when your putting the new bearings in to put them in the freezer for a while so they shrink a little. Good luck!
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They are a b*tch for sure to get out. Mine were barely moving even after pounding all day. I set my carrier in front of my shop light for an hour or so and let it get real hot, after it expanded a little it made it much easier. Just make sure the diameter of your socket is the same as the outer race of ur bearing and not ur inner race otherwise you will have a mess on your hands. It also helps when your putting the new bearings in to put them in the freezer for a while so they shrink a little. Good luck![/b]

19mm Socket. 6" Extension and a 1" extension and a press. took 3 mins to get out and 3 to get in

Local Honda shop wanted 200 to do the job,. SCREW that

I have a press at work so that helped. But you can get a 12ton press at harbor freight for liek 50-70 bucks

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Ok one bearing survived, and one is shot. Can I purchase just a single bearing and the two black bushing things?
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Ok one bearing survived, and one is shot. Can I purchase just a single bearing and the two black bushing things?[/b]
You can get them individually from honda, most likely it will cost you near what the whole kit from all balls would be.
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I have a luck with putting them in the oven for 15 min and using a socket and a hammer they just tap out. If its PC you will not want to leave them in the oven for too long and don't go over 375. I believe the powder will melt at 400+. Just FYI
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