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post #1 of 4 Old 05-20-2017, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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Can't get swingarm back in

was tight coming out and I'm worried about damaging the grease seals - any suggestions?
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post #2 of 4 Old 05-20-2017, 08:30 PM
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yes, loosen the rear engine mounting bolts

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post #3 of 4 Old 05-20-2017, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, will give that a try tomorrow. Put it away for the day so I wouldn't do any damage.
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post #4 of 4 Old 05-21-2017, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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Still no success. I've loosened the lower rear engine mount bolt and I still can't get the swingarm in. I've tried rubber hammer, prybar and so on.

Only thing that I can see is that the sleeves in the end of the swing arm are a liuttle proud of the seals - that seems to be where they are sticking.

Help!!

Update - figured it out - have to loosen the rocker bolt as well.
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