Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Hartfield, VA, USA
Problem removing swing arm bearing journal
I am in the process of disassembling things to do the weep hole procedure. I have encountered several issues that I need help/advice on.
First of all, I have found lock tite on every jamb nut and pivot pin. Had a heck of a time getting the things loose. I have successfully removed the 2 rear pivot bearings and the left side forward bearing journal (which was not torqued, only finger tight).
I cannot budge the right side bearing journal. I fractured the first socket I used to try to break it loose. I borrowed an IMPACT type 14 mm socket, but it was well used and had too much play. I then punched out the 14mm hex bit from its' socket housing and tried that socket. Nothing has moved. I heated the whole works with a heat gun and no luck. I then used a MAP torch to heat the journal and still cannot budge it. I don't think the 14mm socket housing is all that hard as it has slight disfigurement after using it. Now the flats on the journal are slightly wallered adding to the problem.
Any and all advice will be greatly appreciated.
The next issue is the rear pivot bearings. Should the bearing race fall out? or should it stay in place? I see a groove on the inner side? It is a little hard to see in the attached photos, hope I have splained it right.
The other issue, in the photo you can see where the end of the pivot is slightly chewed out. There was also some filings inside the aft portion of the swing arm. I couldn't see any marks on the aft U joint?
Should I order new pivot bearings?
This is the last thing I need to remove to get the swing arm out. Also, John Z, your video is excellent and extremely helpful, Thanks so much.
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