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Suspension link and swingarm lubrication
« on: February 01, 2018, 05:29:50 PM »
How long should I allow to strip down and grease rear suspension link and swing arm bearings?
Doesn't look too involved and easy access.
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Re: Suspension link and swingarm lubrication
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2018, 06:19:59 PM »
I did it last Saturday morning but I wasn't rushing and was interrupted by tea, food and the bike falling on me.  :001:

Allow half a day and you should be fine, cleaning out the crap takes most of the time.



 
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Re: Suspension link and swingarm lubrication
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2018, 09:06:00 PM »
 :0461: it also took me half a day, did mine today was fairly straight forward removing the rear suspension and removing the swing arm. Cleaning all the components takes most of the time. well worth doing.
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Re: Suspension link and swingarm lubrication
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2018, 09:49:07 PM »
I will be fitting a Nitron Shock next week, whilst the shock is off do you guys think it would be worth the extra work and re-lubricate the swinging arm or do Triumph well lube it when assembled? it's done 6k
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Re: Suspension link and swingarm lubrication
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2018, 09:59:35 PM »
*Originally Posted by Turbo100 [+]
I will be fitting a Nitron Shock next week, whilst the shock is off do you guys think it would be worth the extra work and re-lubricate the swinging arm or do Triumph well lube it when assembled? it's done 6k

I'd do it, easier to get to the shock too, triumph are always tight on grease  :002:

When mine comes off I also drop the chain out and clean the crap out from around the sprocket and re grease the adjuster bolts
Plus, I clean the caliper, piston etc.

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Re: Suspension link and swingarm lubrication
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2018, 10:00:53 PM »
I would lubricate the swing arm too as others and my self have found the bearings to be as dry as a nuns chuffer, as triumph only lightly lubricate them.
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Re: Suspension link and swingarm lubrication
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2018, 10:14:06 PM »
Anything needed besides grease and degreaser ?
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Re: Suspension link and swingarm lubrication
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2018, 08:31:51 AM »
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Swinging arm 110Nm
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Re: Suspension link and swingarm lubrication
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2018, 09:28:47 AM »
*Originally Posted by Turbo100 [+]
Anything needed besides grease and degreaser ?

Mine has T55 Torx bolts holding it all together, I don't think later ones did but worth checking.

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Re: Suspension link and swingarm lubrication
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2018, 10:34:51 AM »
I was meaning more of any none re fittable bits, got all the tools.

Is the arm that the main shaft passes through a solid tube from end to end?
The idea of drilling and tapping and fitting a grease nipple passed through my mind, daft idea ??

I always liked the old idea of two grease nipples on the old Mini's rear suspension arms, two nipples staring at you ready to pump new grease into until new grease comes out every year. Do you guys that have had the arm off think the thickness of the alloy will take drilling and threading, or is rebuilding with loads of good quality grease more than enough?

I can hear the younger people saying "grease nipple, what the hell is a grease nipple"  :002:
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