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May 30th, 2013, 07:33 PM   #1
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shock/swingarm bearing kits 05 fe550

anyone else have problems with swing arm and shock bearing kits? used all balls ones, came with wrong spacers I ended up breaking them jacking the swingarm into the chassis. (perhaps I should've stopped earlier). shock bearing seals were also shite and fell out straight away. any recommendations?
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Re: shock/swingarm bearing kits 05 fe550

I was also using All balls ones for swingarm and like yours, had wrong spacers.
Measurements were good and all fitt nice, but spacers did not have hole for grease like original.
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Re: shock/swingarm bearing kits 05 fe550

you have to use the original spacers/shoulders and then they are OK. can't say what you'll have to do when they look too rough? It was me that pointed it out to 'all-bvalls' directly and he said that they would withdraw the product immediately as they sold so few of them. so I recommended this as a way forwards.

the heim seals are as you say poor so again I try and use the originals.

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Re: shock/swingarm bearing kits 05 fe550

I just received my swing arm bearings. Thanks Taffy, However, I notice that it says 01-04 on the wrapping. Were they really different afterwards?

Also, are they as easy to install as I think? Just shove them in, and then add the seal on each side?

Do you guys push them in from the same side, or is this impossible due to the "hole" in the swing arm?
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Re: shock/swingarm bearing kits 05 fe550

I forget which SA set isn't quite prefect. about 3 years ago I pointed out to Alex Geiger the head of All-Balls that the shoulders were the wrong size. he said that he would simply withdraw them from sale as the correct shoulders weren't available if this was so.

so we agreed that he'd keep supplying the kits and that we'd keep warning buyers that the original shoulders need to be used. sat here right now I can't recall which set it is!

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Re: shock/swingarm bearing kits 05 fe550

Shoulders?

There were some spacers fitted from factory. These weren't included, and I've lost one :-O
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