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Removing and installing Swingarm Bearings

05 FZ6 - need to remove the swingarm bearings for powdercoating the swing arm. How do you remove these and how do you reinstall - are these seriously pressed in or just lightly wedged? I tapped on them a bit with no luck - I figure I will replace with new ones just wanted to know if I needed a bearing press etc...

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05 FZ6 - need to remove the swingarm bearings for powdercoating the swing arm. How do you remove these and how do you reinstall - are these seriously pressed in or just lightly wedged? I tapped on them a bit with no luck - I figure I will replace with new ones just wanted to know if I needed a bearing press etc...

Many thanks -

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They will be pressed in. Most times you will not be able to get those bearings out without doing some kind of damage to them. Plan on purchasing a new set and make sure you have someone that can put them in properly. A hammer and a socket are not highly recommended, you should use a press.

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Yeah they are cheap so I figured not to be real careful with them - doesn't take much to hose the bearings and get some binding. I did get them out without too much drama. I was looking for a beaing press - since I could use one but have not found one deep/tall enough to get the swign arm under, except for the large hydraulic presses.

Guess I will take it to the dealer for the press in of the bearings -

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Pop the bearings in the freezer for a few hours before assembly.It some times will help press in a little easier.
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Pop the bearings in the freezer for a few hours before assembly.It some times will help press in a little easier.

That helps a little sometimes, but usually you need dry ice to get them cold enough to make a big difference.

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