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Swing Arm Bearings

Discussion in 'Stelvio Chat & Tech' started by Tracey, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. Tracey

    Tracey Just got it firing! GT Contributor

    Jan 18, 2018
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    Canton, OH
    With the winter in full swing in Ohio I have been performing maintenance on my 2014 Stelvio NTX with 24,000 miles. My fist full winter season with this bike. Adjusted valve lash, all fluids, spark plugs & boots, injector balance. Also had to replace rear break pump and pads, and a few broken bits hear and their.
    Surfing this forum I also followed some excellent suggestions for removing the carbon canister and cross connected the throttle bodies. Nordicnorms procedure for inspection and greasing the swing arm and shock linkage may have saved me some serious problems. After buying Todd's CARC wrench I was able to give it some much needed attention. My bearings wher dry and staring to form some rust. A good cleaning, inspection and ample grease and I'm good to go, just in time.

    I sent my ECU to Todd today for a reflash, I'm looking forward to the riding season.

    Thanks to the people on this forum for taking the time to post suggestions and procedures. They have been a big help to me. Yes, I have contributed and will do so again.
  2. jdub

    jdub Tuned and Synch'ed

    Nov 7, 2018
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    Bay area CA
    I intend to tackle the linkage and swingarm bearings when my rear wheel comes off for a new tire. I'll hopefully get to it next weekend as I"m down to the wear bars. Keeping my fingers crossed for finding grease in those bearings!
  3. Lannis

    Lannis Cruisin' Guzzisti

    Aug 10, 2010
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    Spout Spring, VA
    Hope you find some too! I took my swingarm off my 2009 to check the bearings at 40,000 miles, and luckily found them with some grease on them (not a lot) and undamaged. Greased them up well, greased the drive shaft spline, and am riding on with confidence. Many people have found the bearings dry, red with rust, and coming apart .....

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