Scott Genius Swingarm Bearing Replacement

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Scott Genius Swingarm Bearing Replacement

Post  Kurt on 2009-01-25, 14:53

I have just been inspecting / cleaning my 2007 Scott Genius and have detected some play in the swingarm pivot bearing, just beneath the rear shock mount.

Has anyone experience of replacing them. Are they easy to replace, or do they need specialist attention?

A friend of mine just had the same problem with his Scott Spark20, simply got some new bearings from his local bike shop (Sherwood Pines) and swapped them over.

I'm hoping mine will be as simple to do.

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Re: Scott Genius Swingarm Bearing Replacement

Post  Kurt on 2009-01-29, 15:26

All sorted.

Had the swingarm off to find the bearings in a bad way, despite being sealed. Really graunchy and full of rusty wet crap.

63800 bearings purchased, which are reasily available from a number of sources on the net.

The guys at twenty3c were really helpful and were happy to purchase the relevant tool from Scott to do the work with if I wanted them to.

In the end, I fashioned a home made puller from an M8 bolt, washers and a 19mm socket and the old bearings came out easy enough. New bearings were pushed in using the same bolt and a couple of hefty washers.

Seems the seized bearings were causing the swingarm to pivot on the frame mount instead of the bearings and this has caused a tiny bit of wear on the pivot bolt. I'm currently trying to source a new bolt on it's own, but don't want to buy it as part of a 90 quid kit from Scott. The pivot bolt from a Giant reign looks remarkably similar and runs on the exact same bearings so I'll be checking this out in the near future.

Scott don't reccomend anything more than a light oiling of these. I'll know better in future and will be pulling the joint apart and greasing it all every 10 weeks or so in future. If you own a genius, I'd reccomend the same.

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Re: Scott Genius Swingarm Bearing Replacement

Post  Kurt on 2009-08-05, 15:16

Just finished replacing a load of the bearings again:

Chainstay (swingarm) pivot, easy to replace when you know how.
Seatpost pivot - these were not seized, but had loads of play in them.

Seems like a good idea to have the joints apart and grease, or replace the bearings on a real regular basis.

I finally managed to source a swingarm bolt - Contacted Scott and told them that all I needed was the bolt, but didn't want to have to buy the whole bearing and pivot kit for 120 quid. They were really good about it, had a spare one available and sent it to me for free.

By the way, if anyone needs replacement bearings they are 63800 2RS MAX type. Chain reaction sell good quality Enduro ones at a decent price.

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