Swing Arm Pivot 1980 goldwing


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Swing Arm Pivot 1980 goldwing

Postby yoland » Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:11 am



Hi i just bought a old goldwing 1980 with just 40 000 km on it . Where can i find some information about replacing the bearing or just greasing my swing arm pivot . And do i need to do the job? with the small milage that's on the engine ?
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Re: Swing Arm Pivot 1980 goldwing

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:12 pm

If it truly has only 40,000 km on it, the swingarm pivot bearings are more than likely just fine. You can pull out the pivots and grease the bearings up if you like, but if you aren't having a problem with the swingarm now (i.e. lateral side-to-side movement) then the bearings are probably OK.

If you support the swingarm from below, you can loosen the pivot pin locknut, then remove one pin at a time - grease the bearings, then replace the pin. When you're finished, torque the pins and the locknut to spec, and you're done. I did mine last year and it took about half an hour. The toughest part, if I recall correctly, is the locknut, which I believe requires a slotted socket in order to remove and retorque correctly.

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Re: Swing Arm Pivot 1980 goldwing

Postby yoland » Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:35 pm

Thanks for your help, know i need to find a slotted socket

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Re: Swing Arm Pivot 1980 goldwing

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:42 pm

They can be bought (for a ridiculous price) but it's far cheaper and easier to make your own:

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Have a look at step 3 on How to replace your front wheel bearings. The same slotted socket that removes the bearing retainer rings on both your front and rear wheels will also remove the locknut on the pivot pin (only one pin has a locknut).

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Re: Swing Arm Pivot 1980 goldwing

Postby RoadRogue » Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:14 pm

Itwouldnt hurt to regrease them,even with the low mileage on the bike 30 year old grease is probly pretty dried out and hard. At least you will have the piece of mind you know they are in good shape and it wont take long to do.
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Re: Swing Arm Pivot 1980 goldwing

Postby yoland » Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:48 am

Ok made my self a slotted socket.. cool ..and i did the job.. When you say ...torque the pins and the locknut to spech ... what are de spech or where can i find the spec.. ?? i just have the parts manuals and dont have the repair manual.

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Re: Swing Arm Pivot 1980 goldwing

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:34 pm

Swingarm pivot bolt (right): 72 ft-lb
Swingarm pivot bolt (left): 13 ft-lb
Swingarm pivot lock nut: 72 ft-lb




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