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It's not...

I only replace the bushings and bearings if they have got rusty and pitted. The front one usually survives, but the bolt sure does corrode.
You have to punch the bearings out from the opposite side, then I press the new one in with an appropriate sized socket (or an old bearing) in the vice, or you can make up a bearing press with some threaded rod, washers, nuts, old bearing, etc.
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Alright - Spent some time on the bike this evening and was able to get the driveshaft assembly, rear shock, and swing arm removed. I removed the swing arm so I could inspect the pivot bearings - The local shop Service Manager (let's call him Gord) said that it's a good idea to inspect and re-grease the pivot bearings but in all his years in the motorcycle business (30+) he's never had to replace them. They look good.

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Drive Shaft Assembly, Swing Arm, and Rear Shock


Next is replace the bearings and parts as previously described, inspect, clean, grease, and reinstall everything. How hard can that be?

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No need - it's already been done. A '14 shock on my '06.

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I sent the relay arm and swing arm to the local shop where they replaced all the rear suspension-related bearings and also one bushing which was pitted / grooved. I got them back Thursday and started the reassembly process this weekend. I also took this time to replace the air filter and I will be replacing the final drive oil as well before this is all done. This is where I'm at so far:





It shouldn't take too long to get the rest of it all back together.

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Hurry up and finish this, I get awfully sad seeing FJR's on the operating table.

I was focusing on the bottom picture and find myself wondering what kind of clamps are used to secure the front wheel chock to the lift table?? I don't see heavy duty U-bolts so I start chewing my fingernails...

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Zwartie's not living that dangerously if you look at the forces and triangluation of that nice looking chock. He's just impatient, spring is coming and all he had was those electrical conduit clamps, he wants to be ready to ride.... the U-bolt behind it won't fit, but you know you have to delay shopping... social distancing an all that.....

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Zwartie's not living that dangerously if you look at the forces and triangluation of that nice looking chock. He's just impatient, spring is coming and all he had was those electrical conduit clamps, he wants to be ready to ride.... the U-bolt behind it won't fit, but you know you have to delay shopping... social distancing an all that.....
Ya but what's so wrong with "borrowing" u-bolts off the exhaust system from the wife's car?
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You mean these clamps?


Yes, RaYzerman is right on the money. There are four (4) 2-hole electrical clamps holding the wheel chock in place and they are fastened to the table with self-tapping screws. I've had that wheel chock in place for about 3 years or so now, about as long as I've had the bike lift. I'm pretty confident that it's not going anywhere. And yes, I am an electrician

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I was focusing on the bottom picture and find myself wondering what kind of clamps are used to secure the front wheel chock to the lift table?? I don't see heavy duty U-bolts so I start chewing my fingernails...
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I worked on reassembly last night and then again this evening after supper all I had to do was replace the final drive fluid (pumpkin juice) and reinstall the mufflers. Today was a beautiful day in SW Ontario (sunny and 12C) so I went for a little ride this evening which included turning over the 80,000 km mark. Given all the 5h!t that's been going on (a little virus called COVID-19) it felt even better to get out and ride.

Here's BB2 in the driveway after a satisfying ride:




All back together on the lift after the ride:




All in all the worst part of the job was cutting the centre stand bolts but even that was not too bad. It was a bit time consuming but then time is the one commodity I seem to have more of lately. The Yamaha Service manual was a big help. I made sure to just take my time and go through things step-by-step without getting ahead of myself.

Next up - some minor electrical modifications...

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