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Twins Technical Talk Technical Talk for Hinckley Triumph Twins: Bonneville, T100, Speedmaster, America, Thruxton, and Scrambler.

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Old 11-27-2012, 08:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anybody know if there is bushing or something like that in the swing arm that would need to be replaced at some point. Have 79000 miles on it think some thing would need to be checked or not


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Old 11-27-2012, 11:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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looked in my 2012 bonnie manual shows spacers and bushings mentions bearings as well, if your doing it yourself a cleaning and relube prolly a good idea you could check for play as well, i just got a drive belt which said can be installed in an hour by trained pros, requires removing swing arm according to directions, said some charge 8 hrs labor be aware $$$$
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Yes by god yes. Search for posts by me to see what that probably looks like back there. There are a two sealed bearings and a roller bearing and sleeve, plus seals, and mine had disintegrated. Further, the pivot bolt was totally corroded and had to be drifted out.

You can source replacement bearings locally if you need them, but unlike the hubs you can forget pressing them in yourself without specialized tools. I took the bag o bearings and bare swingarm to the dealer and paid for an hour of labour. Was worth it.

Unless it's acting up, just plan to pull the swingarm on your next rear tire change. Mine was creaking, and no wonder. It's on my regular inspection now.
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Here:

http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-tech...t-ruh-roh.html

Though I didn't take a photo of what's left of the roller bearing. I kept it though, as a souvenir.
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Does anybody know if there is bushing or something like that in the swing arm that would need to be replaced at some point. Have 79000 miles on it think some thing would need to be checked or not


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There are bearings, dust seals and bushes. If the seals are good then most likely all else is good. But if you end up going to the trouble of checking the seals then you might as well check the bearings and relube all.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:37 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for your response I will look at it this winter

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