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post #1 of 6 Old 07-01-2012, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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Swapping swingarm and sidemounts.

I've had the powdercoated side mounts. The mounts at the center of the bike that the engine and swing-arm connect to. And I have a powdercoated swing-arm on the way.

I was planning on taking off one side mount, then taking off the swing-arm, then installing swing-arm, install missing side mount, then replace the other side mount. I may be mistaken, but I figured if I took both mounts off off at the same time, then the engine may fall or shift.

Is this a correct assumption? Do you have any other tips/tricks to swapping this stuff out without damage?

Thanks in advance!

-Josh

p.s. yes I have a show manual, but I wanted to get you guys' input before I refer to it.

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The side plates bolt only to the frame and swingarm pivot bolt, not the engine. Nothing will move when the side plates are removed.

When reassembling, I recommend inserting the swingarm axle from the right side rather than the left: it makes chain maintenance considerably easier when all you need to do is remove the swingarm axle bolt, the two 10mm bolts holding the left side frame plate, run the rear wheel all the way forward, and the hugger if you want to remove the chain for cleaning or replacement. Nothing else needs to be removed (No, not even the shift linkage -- the entire assembly including the footpeg bracket just drops to the ground.), but if you are riveting the new chain master link on the bench and are running 112 links it may be necessary to remove the countershaft sprocket to install the chain.

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That's very helpful Rob.
I was banking on being able to switch out these parts and keep my chain in tact, is that not possible?

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I'm watching this video posted by Goog (I never know how to type his name properly) and it's looking helpful so far:
Honda 919 Powdercoating Round 1 - YouTube

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Haha, should have just asked! I just took the swingarm off the other day. FYI, it will ship tomorrow...

Yes, you can leave the chain on the front sprocket while doing this. The tricky part is supporting your bike. I use an A-frame ladder, and tie-downs under the rear frame just behind the gas tank. The method I used in the video works as well, but is not as easy to set up. I also put the front on a front stand (I didn't have one when I did the first video).


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I figured you had a bunch of pm's to sift through, so I didn't want to muddy the waters.
I have a removable center stand I plan to use. And I have cherry pickets and car lifts if any of those will help in the job.

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