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Are the relay arms interchangeable between model years? I'm going to assume the ES is the same?

EDIT: Nevermind. I just looked and the part #'s are the same for an '07 and an '015 at least. Looks like the whole shebang will run about $300 with bearings, seals, spacers, etc.
 
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All relay arms for the A models are the same..... ES is different. They're scarcer now, but might be able to find a used one on ebay....... I've bought a couple that were in quite good shape.
 
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There are 2 or 3 on Ebay right now. '05-07 if I remember right.
 

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EBay should have everything. Shipping to SA may be problematic. If shipping is not too bad, I have the relay arm, dog bones and other bits from a 2012 in California. PM if these will help.
 

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You don't necessarily have to remove radiator and exhaust. Do a search but I think guys are able to loosen the right side muffler and swing it out of the way just enough to get to the center stand bolts. Also guys make a home made stand out of plumbing pipes to hang the bike from.
Thanks, I will repaint the radiator, and focus on maintenance needs as Arrive.
 

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Your last picture shows the housing droped down, if it swings easilly why take the bike apart to grease it. That bearing is protected from muck by the swing arm.
Have you tried to remove the bearing from the bottom of the shock ?
You will probably find that the bearing is siezed solid which is why the dog bone has snapped.
To remove that bearing get a large G cramp and using a couple of sockets just wind it out and then reverse the procedure with a new bearing.
It would not be possible to grease those bearings through a grease nipple as they are needle bearings that do not rotate, they just move a little each way.
 

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Update.. please no comments about the rust, it's a old coastal bike.
The acsess to the radiator mount is easy by the radiator cap, but omw the other side is deeply hidden by the fuse and start solinoid as well as battery case. Grumble.
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Have you considered the alternate method.... remove centerstand while the bike's rear end is suspended (properly).

I'd recommend removing the entire relay arm and replacing bearings (or the arm) while on the bench using a vice..... they're pressed in there and that would be very difficult to do while on the bike with a C-clamp. It's true the middle dogbone bushing and bearing plus the shock mount one are likely corroded.... you can press out those two bushings in situ and have a look at the condition...... note, there is a brownish plastic needle spacer/retainer on the ID of the bearing. It's fragile, so if in half decent shape, try not to destroy it....... if the bearings are rusty, then no choice but to replace them. Post up some pics and we can advise further.

As for the front one, yes it is protected more and may or may not be OK. The whole idea is to ensure sufficient grease in there to prevent water intrusion past the seals. Yammy tended not to put in enough to prevent that.
 
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Hey, maybe the guy had the little woman on board and went over a speed bump and look what happened:rolleyes: Seriously from the pix it kind of looks like general lack of maintenance and lots of riding where they dump mega-tons of salt all over the place.
 

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A update. The bike is stripped to a point where there is less weight at the rear.
Checking swing arm bearings as well.
Using a ladder as A frame and supporting the motor a bit.
Now I cannot get the Relay arm off, the spacer seems stuck.
Some Advice please? 😊
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I'd first undo the rest of the relay arm at rear shock.... spray some penetrant on the spacer, it should loosen up...... AND, you don't have to remove it completely to get the relay arm off. Don't know if you got enough meat there to get some pliers on it to wiggle it a bit.
 
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I'd be inclined to heat it up with a map torch and see if it moves. If you were in the US where parts are easy to get I would just cut the whole pivot assembly right down the middle and replace it to avoid doing any sort of damage to the frame it is mounted to.
 
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