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Old 12-02-2012, 06:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cool Swingarm upgrage

Has anyone installed one of the swingarm upgrade kits ,that convert the cleave blocks to the new style spherical bearings?
My RT cleave blocks need replacing and have been kicking the idea around but am concerned about vibration.Any input will be appreciated.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I put them in my bike, but have yet to ride it. I'm in the assembly process of a ground up rebuild
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I installed the spherical bearings on my '86 FXRS last spring and love it.

Make sure to also do a good alignment of the front and rear wheels by following these video's, while you've got it in the air. http://www.glide-pro.com/install/

It made a world of difference in the way mine handles.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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What brand of bearings did you go with?


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Old 12-03-2012, 07:00 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I bought the CCE kit with a new swing arm axle. My original axle was bent due to me being extremely hard on equipment lol dad always said I could phuck a steal ball with a rubber hammer
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:22 AM   #6 (permalink)
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+1 on the CCE kit. Got one in a 1993 FXR-SP with a Racetech kit in front and it handles -very- well.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:33 AM   #7 (permalink)
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How about the vibration ,is it any different than the stock units?
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:57 PM   #8 (permalink)
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What brand of bearings did you go with?


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I went with the CCE kit as well and like I said it made a big difference. Vibration can be coming from several different sources and you may need to look at exhaust mounting, alignment etc. to find the source(s).
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:42 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I put in a TRU TRACK kit in my '91 and am very pleased with the results. They use a solid bronze bushing in place of the stock set up and the bike handles like it is on rails!
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