Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lander, Wyoming
If the swingarm pivot bolt is tight and there is movement of the rear wheel to the left and right, that would be a sign that the Needle Bearings, the Spacer Sleeves and the grease Seals are worn out and need replaced.
How many total miles on your 2002, in what kind of climate/terrain? I have 80,000 miles on my 1987 in dry Wyoming climate, been re-greased once. Still tight.
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Still riding my 1987 KL650-A1. 85,000+ miles & counting