Here's some photos of swingarm upgrade.
The 2001 and earlier touring models have a swingarm which rotates on cleave blocks. These wear over time and allow the swingarm to twist on the swingarm pivot. Later models have spherical bearings which eliminate any twisting. In addition the later model swingarms accept a 1" rear axle and pivot on a 3/4" pivot shaft(the earlier ones have a 5/8" pivot.
To do the swap there are a number of options including buying installation kits and bushings or having the tranny machined out to accept the larger pivot shaft.
I decided against machining or reaming out the tranny as this requires specialist tools or equipment.
I decided to make my own bushes to sleeve down the new swing arm so that I could retain the 5/8" shaft.
First, out with the old swingarm. Remove mufflers, rear wheel, swingarm pivot end caps. Unscrew nut from end of pivot shaft and drift it out with a suitable length of rod.
Here's bike on lift showing bike separately supported from the tranny
Note hole in transmission for swingarm pivot
Old pivot and rubber donuts removed
Old pivot is actually larger than 5/8", never take anything for granted.
New 3/4"pivot shaft note how donuts and endplate have a slot instead of earlier hole and pin
Lathe used to make bush sleeves
Vice used to press steel sleeves into new bushes
Sleeved bushes ready for 5/8" pivot shaft
Additional sleeves to fit in spherical bearing bushes, adjustable hand reamer used to clean out sleeves to give precision fit
New model swingarm showing spherical bearings and inner bushes
My other baby
More pictures soon