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RC51 Maintanence.....

Well, more than maintanence, I was pulling the swing arm of today to prepare for my motor swap, and nothign went right. I just did this to my other RC two weeks ago, so I knew that I was doing. But unlike the other RC, this one gave me hell.

Pound, pulling, pushing, beating etc.... not even budging.

More pounding - solution to lots of problems, finally it budged.

Seemed there was some rust on the pivot/axle and the damn thing did not want to come loose. It was so tight is actually pulled one of the bushings partially out of the swing arm. It took three times as long on this one than the last. I need to remember to clean the other one up and get some lube on it before I install it.

Hopefully the rest goes smoother

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Well, more than maintanence, I was pulling the swing arm of today to prepare for my motor swap, and nothign went right. I just did this to my other RC two weeks ago,

Two motor swaps in two weeks?




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damn you must be pretty hard on motors huh.

 
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Two swing arm swaps. Only one motor.
The other bikes swing arm was asthetically damaged.

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Two swing arm swaps. Only one motor.
The other bikes swing arm was asthetically damaged.
You've gotta stop blowing motors and wrecking!




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YOU SUCK!!!!!!!!!
No really, are aesthetic's that important, or were ya just bored?

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Well, kinda important. It was my old track bike turned street bike. It is an 02, so I bought an 03 swingarm (same exact swingarm), but it on my 02.

My 01 (track bike) needed to have its swing arm removed anyway for the engine swap, so i will put my 02 swing arm on it. The 02 arm is technically better, however, i doubt I will notice the difference too much.

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Well, more than maintanence, I was pulling the swing arm of today to prepare for my motor swap, and nothign went right. I just did this to my other RC two weeks ago, so I knew that I was doing. But unlike the other RC, this one gave me hell.

Pound, pulling, pushing, beating etc.... not even budging.

More pounding - solution to lots of problems, finally it budged.

Seemed there was some rust on the pivot/axle and the damn thing did not want to come loose. It was so tight is actually pulled one of the bushings partially out of the swing arm. It took three times as long on this one than the last. I need to remember to clean the other one up and get some lube on it before I install it.

Hopefully the rest goes smoother
Dont forget you need the engine sleeve for the motor since the 02 and newer swingarm axle is 5mm thinner than the old one. Unless ofcourse you are putting in a newer motor.

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so you know when you switched forums you coulda changed your name the "The poster formerly known as hondaf4iguy"

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That is a good point, we will see.

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