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post #1 of 5 Old Apr 15th, 2014, 8:43 pm Thread Starter
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RCRG replacement bushes for paralever trunnion pivots

I need to replace the tapered roller bearings in the paralever trunnion pivots. Some here have used the Rubber Chicken Racing Garage bushes already, any comments regarding the product ? The tapered roller bearings are doomed to failure in this application as they do not rotate as designed, the killer being false brinelling which presents as the "notchy" feeling.

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Re: RCRG replacement bushes for paralever trunnion pivots

I have been running them for 45,000 miles and love them. Never a notchy feel at all and they don't get loose over time.

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Re: RCRG replacement bushes for paralever trunnion pivots

What should be the labor time to switch out the OEM bushing with the RCRG Paralever bushing. Anything special required to make the switch ?


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Re: RCRG replacement bushes for paralever trunnion pivots

All the right FD pivot pin bearings end up getting notches in them. So what set the preload & forget about it. It is nothing to worry about. The only time I replaced mine was when the swing arm filled up with water because a dealer didn't get the front boot on right. It is now 135,00 miles later & they have notches in them & I won't replace them just because of a small notch.

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post #5 of 5 Old Apr 30th, 2014, 5:54 pm
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Re: RCRG replacement bushes for paralever trunnion pivots

I know the ones on My k1100 were a bit notchy but I could not feel it and the LT is 250 lbs heavier so I do not expect to feel it - loose falling apart yes but slightly worn no

I adjust them by feel, same as swing arm, never had a problem with the other two and so far not with the LT

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