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Re: Squeaky swingarm
- From: "Ted Porter" <tporter@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 5 May 2007 08:07:13 -0700
- Subject: Re: Squeaky swingarm
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Rivera" <marr@xxxxxxxx>
> My 97 R1100R 63k mi has a squeak which seems to be coming from the area
> where the rear wheel fork (drive shaft housing) meets the rear axle
> Sounds like a rubbery squeak, like a rocking chair, as opposed to a high
> pitch squeal.
> Happens (ungloriously <g>) when I sit on and get off of the bike, or when
> the force on the rear suspension oscillates with changes in the road
> surface. I can reproduce it by setting the bike on the sidestand and,
> while kneeling beside the bike, forcing the rear down with the passenger
> I checked the boot and it's fine, as well as the fluid levels. Lube looks
> fine, no clouding or anything. Nothing unusual has happened to the bike
> Any ideas?
Probably the final drive pivot bearings are shot (the bearings where the
final drive attaches to the swingarm). Common problem.
Scotts Valley, Ca.
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