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Re: Don't forget to service the rear suspension lower linkage bearings
« Reply #30 on: January 23, 2024, 06:20:43 pm »
Can this be done using a single sided swing arm paddock stand?

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Re: Don't forget to service the rear suspension lower linkage bearings
« Reply #31 on: January 24, 2024, 11:35:08 am »
Unfortunately not, you'll need a centre stand or some type of lift that allows you to unload the rear suspension.  I did mine on a "Big Blue" lift, which lifts off the footpegs, the wheel can then be lifted off the ground, then put a jack under it to remove the tension before unbolting the linkage.
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Re: Don't forget to service the rear suspension lower linkage bearings
« Reply #32 on: January 25, 2024, 06:31:29 am »
Single sided stand in,wheel off,Jack under the engine,then help the Jack with a strap from Joyce in the garage ceiling to share the weight.

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Re: Don't forget to service the rear suspension lower linkage bearings
« Reply #33 on: January 25, 2024, 09:16:40 am »
Nice girl that Joyce  ;D

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Re: Don't forget to service the rear suspension lower linkage bearings
« Reply #34 on: January 25, 2024, 12:13:35 pm »
Now fancy that an FJ owner with a sense of humour 😜 bought an MT10 this morning will I get the same 😂

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Re: Don't forget to service the rear suspension lower linkage bearings
« Reply #35 on: January 25, 2024, 12:46:59 pm »
Now fancy that an FJ owner with a sense of humour 😜 bought an MT10 this morning will I get the same 😂
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Re: Don't forget to service the rear suspension lower linkage bearings
« Reply #36 on: January 25, 2024, 02:56:49 pm »
It's much easier with a centre stand, but I've also seen people put a bar through the hole in the frame and put an axle stand at each end.

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Re: Don't forget to service the rear suspension lower linkage bearings
« Reply #37 on: January 25, 2024, 05:54:57 pm »
Thanks for suggestions.

Big blue lift looks amazing and although pretty good value for money I cant justify another 400+ on a stand right now. Something for the future tho!

Abba stand- anyone selling one of these? Or the fitments? I was reading somewhere that the S1000r fitments worked  on the K1300s. Can anyone confirm this? Or any others that are comparable?

Axle stands/bar.- I do have 4x axle stands and 2 jacks and was wondering about this approach but not 100% confident.

Centre stand- I was never against it, and get the obvs advantages, and it's looking more like a good option now, but i really like the clean lines of the bike without it.

As you all know parts etc are super hard to come by now. I did find this one if anyone has any experience with them-

https://mopart-shop.com/en/produkt/center-lifter-mounting-stand-for-bmw-k1200r-k1300r-k1200r-sport-k1200s-k1300s-without-fairing-bug-spoiler/





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Re: Don't forget to service the rear suspension lower linkage bearings
« Reply #38 on: January 25, 2024, 06:03:51 pm »
It's much easier with a centre stand, but I've also seen people put a bar through the hole in the frame and put an axle stand at each end.

And I have just such a bar and the axle stands...even though I have a centre stand.

Bought the bar when Matt wanted do his and didn't have a centre stand but then he bought a GS or a KTeM or somesuch.

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Re: Don't forget to service the rear suspension lower linkage bearings
« Reply #39 on: January 25, 2024, 11:25:40 pm »
Thats very kind of you. Whats the approx diameter of said bar? I may be able to source something locally

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Re: Don't forget to service the rear suspension lower linkage bearings
« Reply #40 on: January 26, 2024, 06:32:30 pm »
Not at home at the moment but it is 'about' an inch, maybe 27mm or so. I'll measure it Monday.

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Re: Don't forget to service the rear suspension lower linkage bearings
« Reply #41 on: February 10, 2024, 10:11:46 pm »
Ok bike seems very secure with a 30mm bar through the frame and sitting in axle stands. Im going to give this a go tomorrow.

Will make the wooden wheel wedge, but was reading you can do with the wheel off? What can be used to support the final drive to take weight off the system?



Also, will any grease do or does it need to be anything specific
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Re: Don't forget to service the rear suspension lower linkage bearings
« Reply #42 on: February 11, 2024, 10:05:26 am »
There is no specific torque, common sense needed.

There ARE specific torques. The m10 x 65 bolts on the deflection plate are 38Nm with thread locking compound
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Re: Don't forget to service the rear suspension lower linkage bearings
« Reply #43 on: February 11, 2024, 11:13:16 am »
I read somewhere that you should replace the locking nuts with new ones. Is this correct?

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Re: Don't forget to service the rear suspension lower linkage bearings
« Reply #44 on: February 11, 2024, 03:24:01 pm »
Having a slight problem removing the bolts etc. it seems to be under way too much tension. The bolts don't want to come out and it really doesnt feel right. The Nuts came off easily. Only one side of the triangle ( nuts side) came off.
To get the wood under the wheel, i 1st raised the back end on the single sided swing arm stand, put the wood underneath the wheel and lowered it off the stand onto the wood

What am I doing wrong?