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post #1 of 4 Old 11-28-2019, 12:10 AM Thread Starter
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question swingarm bolt

the swingarm pivot bolt and the bolt that go through the frame, are they exactly the same? Im trying to find one online and im having trouble locating the right ones. Kawasaki parts house is too steep for me, can you guys link what you find?
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post #2 of 4 Old 11-28-2019, 10:01 AM
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Not sure, never tried it but they do have different part numbers. I THINK I remember someone saying they would work if you swapped them but I can't guarantee it.

One thing I can tell you is that either one is OEM only; you will NOT find any generic fastener that will work properly so it's Kawi (or one of the places reselling Kawi OEM parts) or used on Ebay and the like.

If nothing else, here's a bump hoping someone has their bike apart and can check or has tried it before.

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post #3 of 4 Old 11-28-2019, 12:06 PM
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They both go through the frame, and Kawasaki tries to confuse us by giving them both the same name, 'SHAFT-SWING ARM", but they are two different part numbers.

The Swing Arm Axle is the same part number from 1987 to the present day, while the Suspension Knuckle Pivot is the same part from 1987 to 2007. The Gen 2 got a new bolt, dunno why.

Perhaps this picture will help:

There is some insight here:

All the OEM sellers are going to be at $40ish. e-bay is probably your best bet for a good used bolt. Probably about $20.
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post #4 of 4 Old 11-28-2019, 05:27 PM
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Use the proper OEM part number in your e-bay search! You will have 10 times better luck.
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