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Does the Swingarm have to be removed to replace the bearings on a GL1200 '85?

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Psycheonabike wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:31 am
Does the Swingarm have to be removed to replace the bearings on a GL1200 '85?

Thanks!
To replace which bearings? The swingarm bearings?

If so, then the answer is no. You can remove the rear wheel, remove one pivot pin on one side and loosen the other. Then push the swingarm one way so that the bearing is exposed. Replace it, then put that pivot back in and remove the other one to replace the other bearing.

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WingAdmin wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:51 pm
Psycheonabike wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:31 am
Does the Swingarm have to be removed to replace the bearings on a GL1200 '85?

Thanks!
To replace which bearings? The swingarm bearings?

If so, then the answer is no. You can remove the rear wheel, remove one pivot pin on one side and loosen the other. Then push the swingarm one way so that the bearing is exposed. Replace it, then put that pivot back in and remove the other one to replace the other bearing.
Thanks!

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