Swingarm Transmission Alignment

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by danthern, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. danthern

    danthern Active Member

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    Hello Gents....2009 FLHRC that I removed the swingarm pivot shaft to rule out the source of a noise. Pivot shaft is fine but I let the tranny drop and the alignment is out. I've tried several combinations of strategically placed jacks and wood blocks but can't get it to line up. What's the best way to do this? Big time foul up, I know....live and learn. Thanks in advance
     
  2. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    So you can not get your tranny to come up between the frame points so that you can reinsert the pivot shaft, right?

    What did the tranny hit when it fell? Can you see anything bent like the pipes or the link at the top of the engine? Does that bike have a link at the front of the engine too?

    Take some pix of the problem and post them.

    Cheers,

    TQ
     
  3. danthern

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    That's correct. It didn't really "fall" the rear of the tranny just dropped. It does have the front stabilizer link. Pic to follow
     
  4. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    So does it fit up in the slot/frame but is just too far back for the holes to line up, or has it twisted a bit and will not fit up in the slot/frame?

    Cheers,

    TQ
     
  5. danthern

    danthern Active Member

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    I'd say it's twisted because when I attempt to raise the tranny, the frame moves with it...can't figure out how to post a pic, btw...
     
  6. stray dog

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    My 03 has a stabilizer on top between the jugs, I would think the newer frame has it also. Maybe something is bent there.

    Good Luck
     
  7. danthern

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    Think I'm gonna take the tire off. Should be a lot easier to get at.....
     
  8. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Absolutely. I did not realize that you did not have that off. Makes it much easier to man-handle the swingarm.

    Cheers,

    TQ
     
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  10. dolt

    dolt Senior Member Contributor

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    :newsmile100: Great idea! A service manual would come in real handy right about now.:D