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Hi

Please advice how to adjust the rear swingarms pivot shaft, unsure of oneself.

Thanks in advance.
 

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gja said:
Hi

Please advice how to adjust the rear swingarms pivot shaft, unsure of oneself.

Thanks in advance.
First: Why?
Second: Buy a Yamaha Manual
Third: If not sure talk to your Dealer, if it's major it's probably a shop job.

Chris
 

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Yup, get your hands on the service manual. But in the mean time this is how the very same manual recommends you to do:

2. Measure:
• swingarm side play (0 mm)
• swingarm vertical movement (moves freely)

a. Measure the tightening torque of the swingarm
pivot shaft, pivot shaft nut and locknut.
b. Measure the swingarm side play by moving
the swingarm from side to side.
c. If the swingarm side play is out of specification,
check the spacers, bushing and bearings.
d. Check the swingarm vertical movement
by moving the swingarm up and down.
If swingarm vertical movement is not
smooth or if there is binding, check the
spacers, bushing and bearings.

Pivot shaft nut
125 Nm (12.5 m · kg)
Locknut
115 Nm (11.5 m · kg)
Pivot shaft
7 Nm (0.7 m · kg)

Swingarm side play (at the end of
the swingarm)
0 mm

The above mentioned applys for a 01 (should be same up to 2005)

Finnfjr
 

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adjust swingarm

I recently disassembled the swingarm and relubed it. it's not that difficult just a little time consuming. Plus you need a really big socket. if you're mechanically inclined you shouldn't have a problem if you want to take it apart
 

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So There Is No Adjustment?

When I let go of the handlebars, my FJR always turns slightly to the left by itself. On a chain driven bike, I would adjust this out. Is there any way to adjust the rear wheel on the FJR to get the rear wheel in line with the front wheel? I assume this is what is causing the leftward bias.
 

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Could be badly adjusted suspension (dfferent left and right). I'd try that first.
 

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There is a bit of slack at the crown wheel end. Try and loosen the 4 acorn nuts and the unit will move 1-2mm this may help if you are sure it's the wheel alignment.
 

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slardy

Have you recently had the rear wheel out?

When putting it back you need to do up the pinch bolt in order to grip the shaft so that you can properly tighten the axle bolt (otherwise the shaft turns). Having done this loosen the pinch bolt to make sure the the axle is fully pulled through the swingarm. Then retighten the pinch bolt. Failure to do this can sometimes leave the rear wheel slightly out of line.
 
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