Swing Arm Bearing - Replacement

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Swing Arm Bearing - Replacement

Post  Tin Tin on 2007-08-03, 14:29

Has any one ever replaced a swing arm bearing? I thought this was supposed to be 'everlasting' on my Scott, but then nothing lasts forever Rolling Eyes

I guess it should be easy enough to change; just a pin and two bushes if I can get the parts and press them in!
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Re: Swing Arm Bearing - Replacement

Post  Tin Tin on 2007-09-22, 10:20

Finally received my new bearings from Scott, only took 7 weeks!
Fitting them was a very similar process to fitting wheel hub bearings and apart from a piece of copper tube and a copper mallet, no special tools were require. After taking out the two screws holding the swingarm on I simply knocked out the shaft, realesing the swingarm and then knocked out the bearings using a short length of 1/2" copper tube. The old bearings were well rusted up and fell apart. Cleaned everything and replaced with new grease then tapped the new bearings into their housing on each side using a peice of wood so as to not damage the bearing seals. Then alighned the swingarm, tapped the shaft back in and replaced the two clamp screws.
I did remove the right hand crank arm before starting to give access to both sides.
Cost: 15 and orderd through my local bike shop.
Fitting time: took about an hour.
I was suprised that they were good quality roller bearings as there is not much movement in the swing arm and expected plain bearings or cheap flexi bushes. Should last for a few more years now!
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