I installed JD Paralever bushings to my LT last winter and then forgot about them...
Until this weekend when I was doing some wiring fixing around my Dauntless hitch connector.
I turned the rear wheel just for the heck of it and got really scared. The whole wheel was wobbling pretty bad. Soon I realized it was not the famous FD bearing since the whole FD was wobbling with the rear tire.
Then I realized that stupid me...I had forgotten to retighten the JD bushings after 500 miles as instructed in their manual. I had ridden over 2000 miles.
Anyway, I took off the rear wheel, disconnected the lower torque bar (or whatever its called) in order to verify the correct feel of the FD and tightened the inner bolt with athe help of a modified 30 mm socket. I got the problem fixed.
While crawling under the bike and working simultaneously with a torque wrench and a (extended) 14 mm allen key a (hypotethical) question popped into my head:
Would it possible to install the bearing studs the other way around? So that the stud with the locking nut would be on the outside of the swingarm and thus it would be much easier to adjust and keep it properly adjusted as well...
If I'm not mistaken in some earlier models the studs were installed this way, or were they?
Of course this also a somewhat aesthetic question, the fixed stud looks better on the front side of the bike than the stud with a locking nut, but is this the only reason to have them that way?