Rear swing arm play.

Discussion in 'Other Service and Maintenance' started by Fisherking, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. Fisherking

    Fisherking Active Member

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    I have swing arm play . Just a hair but I can feel it when I push the swing arm from side to side.It's nothing realy maby at the back of the wheel it is 1/32 play maby a bit more .
    I have been looking for tolerances on this but maby I'm looking in the wrong spot . I checked self help steering and frame .

    Thanks F.K.
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Re: Rear swing are play

    Is the play in the swing arm or the rear wheel bearings?
     
  3. Fisherking

    Fisherking Active Member

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    Re: Rear swing are play

    Its comming from the swing arm I tried moving the wheel from the top and bottom and no play .

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  4. dolt

    dolt Senior Member Contributor

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    Re: Rear swing are play

    The swing arm has hard rubber "donuts" on either side of the swing arm axle that will wear as the miles roll up and introduce some side play at the swing arm axle. There are also swing arm bearings that will wear as well.

    1/32" is abou .030", so I don't think I would be concerned. However, if you wanted to invest about $150 for the donuts and bearings and the man hours required to replace them, you can tighten that .030" to near 0.00".:coffee
     
  5. Fisherking

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    Ok kool sounds good . Thanks .

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  6. Fisherking

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    I checked it again with a buddy holding the bike . There is no desernable play in the swing arm. it was caused by the bike rocking a bit on the jack .

    F.K.