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Want to remove swingarm and get powder coated,but do I have to remove the pivot bushings and replace them,or can I remove them them and put the same ones back in?

How do you take off the bottom yoke as I removed the top and now have to do this one...

Also do I need to replace the steering bearings as the steering seems a little notchy?

Cheers,Brian
 

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just unbolt the bottom yoke, quite simple. just make sure the front end if tied up in the air or a few bricks etc under the centre of the bike.

as for the pivots i aint got a clue what ya going on about, explain?
 

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The bushes on the rear pivot should always be replaced when you take the swingarm off or on, and the lower yoke is part of the actual steering post that come up through the top yoke so replacing the bearings will involve taking the whole wheel and forks off and dismantling the steering assembly.
 

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Well the wheel and front forks are already taken off...



So what do ye reckon,will I just anodise the top yoke black and leave the bottom that sh*tty grey? Bearing in mind Im polishing the frame...
 

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if you can get that bottom yoke off mate then go for the black look on it imo

good luck, takes f**king ages to polish up
 

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I know it takes ages hahahaha, I got one of those drill attachments,some elbow grease saved there then! I need to tear into the bike again 2moro and get back on track... I may just nitromers the paint off the bottom yoke and spray some black hammerite on it as it did alright on the calipers,its not noticable as much as the top yoke anyway...
 

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have you used the nitromorse yet? as i found that it only gets some of it off and you have to use a very very light sand paper to get the rest off, sucks d*ck cause it kanes your arm lol.

thats what i ment by takes ages mate lol
 

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Well I only made a half assed attempt at with the nitromers+sanding,it polishs up fairly easy then...its just I havent really got round to it yet. Plan to do it tonight and 2moro,sunday and monday... Ill be sh*tfaced for paddys day on saturday so no progress will be happenin then
 
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