Before starting work, ensure the motorcycle is stabilised and adequately supported. This will help prevent it from falling and causing injury to the operator or damage to the motorcycle.
1. Remove the swinging arm as described on page 13.5.
Note: It is necessary to remove the left hand bearing first.
2. Working from the opposite side of the arm to the bearing being removed, drift out the bearing and plug together.
Note: For access to the bearing cup during removal, it is recommended that the plug be deliberately deformed and removed first in order to see the rear face of the bearing cup.
3. Repeat for the second bearing cup.
Caution! Never use excessive force to drift the outer cup from the swinging arm or allow the cup to tip excessively. Either condition will damage the swinging arm.
4. To remove the right hand bearing, drift out the plug and bearing outer cup working from the left hand side of the swinging arm.
Note: Replacement bearings are supplied with the plug attached to the outer cup by means of adhesive. Do not separate these components, as it is not necessary to do so for installation. The plug is not an interference fit in the swinging arm.
1. Thoroughly clean all debris and dirt from the two bearing locations in the swinging arm.
2. Press the new bearing outer cups and plugs into each side of the swinging arm using tool T3880064, until both are pressed fully up to their locating shoulders inside the arm.
1. Bearing outer cup; 2. Plug; 3. Shoulder (arm shown in section); 4. Tool T3880064
3. Apply general purpose grease to both bearings before refitting the swinging arm as described on page 13.7.