HOW-TO: DIAGNOSE & GREASE LINKAGE BEARINGS

2 months ago | Words: Ian Hancock | Photos: Ian Hancock

It’s fair to say that the bearings in your swingarm linkage are the most relentlessly abused bearings on your entire dirt bike. But when was the last time you checked and re-greased them?

Having already taken you through the key DIY steps for wheel bearings and steering head bearings [INSERT URL HERE ONCE PUBLISHED] in recent weeks, let’s turn our attention to the routinely overlooked swingarm linkage bearings. Here’s a step-by-step guide to inspecting, diagnosing and greasing them.

This article first appeared in Issue #21 (July, 2012) of Transmoto Dirt Bike Magazine.Check it out…

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