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So, my Thunderaces swingarm is starting to seize up (frankly, I was constantly thinking it was my rear tyre that was soft! lol).

I would like to do the work myself, but I'm skeered! 😰

I'm off work for a week, is there anyone in the Wakefield area that would like to come over and crawl around a hard garage floor with me to kinda give pointers and second guess me?

There could well be bacon sandwiches and unlimited cups of tea in it..!

 

Basically, since I've never removed a swingarm before, I just don't want to do it on my own in case I get into trouble and can't carry on... 🥺

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7 hours ago, Snakebite68 said:

So, my Thunderaces swingarm is starting to seize up (frankly, I was constantly thinking it was my rear tyre that was soft! lol).

I would like to do the work myself, but I'm skeered! 😰

I'm off work for a week, is there anyone in the Wakefield area that would like to come over and crawl around a hard garage floor with me to kinda give pointers and second guess me?

There could well be bacon sandwiches and unlimited cups of tea in it..!

 

Basically, since I've never removed a swingarm before, I just don't want to do it on my own in case I get into trouble and can't carry on... 🥺

if it was last week i could have, but back at work now

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10 hours ago, drewpy said:

if it was last week i could have, but back at work now

Bugger...

Thanks anyway lol

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If you were closer I'd be happy too. 

There's not much to them in reality, Haynes manual and YouTube and you'll be reet!

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As finnerz said I would help but I'm a long way from you, look at the manual and it will talk you through the sequence for dismantling it and rebuild, most of the time you don't even have to replace the bearings just wash them out with paraffin and then regrease, use a good quality grease tho as some can turn to liquid when they get hot. It's not hard to do and if you take your time and walk away when you want to set fire to it in frustration you should be fine. Time and patience are you friends , good luck and you can always ask us if you do get stuck, remember photos make it easier to rebuild something than trying to remember where all the parts go and it helps others who are trying to viualise the problem if you do get stuck.:)

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Yeah, I know it's not a hard job, but it's my ONLY mode of transport, so if I get stuck, I can't get to work! lol
I've solved that problem by buying a V-Strom (well, I'll be buying it today), this means I can just take my time with the Ace and do it properly.
I just have to figure out a way to suspend it from the garage rafters since I don't have a centre lift! lol

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3 hours ago, Snakebite68 said:

Yeah, I know it's not a hard job, but it's my ONLY mode of transport, so if I get stuck, I can't get to work! lol
I've solved that problem by buying a V-Strom (well, I'll be buying it today), this means I can just take my time with the Ace and do it properly.
I just have to figure out a way to suspend it from the garage rafters since I don't have a centre lift! lol

Turn your footpegs upside down and then use axle stands 👍

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2 hours ago, finnerz89 said:

Turn your footpegs upside down and then use axle stands 👍

Hmmm, I'll look at that...

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