Lucky Phil Posted March 3, 2022 Report Share Posted March 3, 2022 20 hours ago, FreyZI said: Wrapped up a work marathon early this afternoon and treated myself to an evening with Bubbles. What did I do to my v11 today? Started putting the back end back together. I picked up this slovenly V11LM earlier this year and have started cleaning, checking, and (the reason for taking the back end apart) replacing the very badly peeling pork chops with a pair of silver chops PO threw in. So, I'm putting the swing arm back on and I'm having the damnedest (sp.?) time getting the swingarm pivots to seat in the swingarm bearings. Got the flashligh, lined up the holes, tried again and again, switched sides, flashlight line-up, tried and tried again. Now, I read a post recently (sorry, I can't attribute this at the moment); poster said grind a little bevel around the edge of the pin so it goes into the bearing easier. Well that sounds like a pain in the arse. Anyway, long story short, I'm thinking -- it can't be this hard. Well, you've heard the expression you can't put a square peg in a round hole. Also, you can't put a round peg in a round hole when the peg is of a significantly larger diameter than the hole. Even a hammer would not have helped. Who would have guessed that the spare pork chops take a different diameter pivot? The other project for the day was painting the final drive case. I had some advice (thanks, folks), which I ignored, and went with the crinkle paint. I did buy a rattle can of a semi-gloss, too, and shot a test piece of both. Crinkle was a good match to original, so I went with that, knowing: 1) it doesn't look as good as smooth, 2) it's a PITA to clean. What can I say? Turned out pretty well. Far from perfect, but perfect on this hard-used bike would be like lipstick on a pig. Anyway, a couple of questions (apparently I don't know how to search on this forum, because I can only get zero results of 4,000 results): 1) Torque on swingarm pivot caps? 2) How much play is acceptable in the eye of the shock mount at the swingarm? Cheers, Frey Ok I didn't know that. Whats the actual difference in the threaded section OD? Can you measure it accurately for us. Ciao Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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