Swingarm set up

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Swingarm set up

Postby DaveAus » Tue Jan 25, 2022 8:02 pm

I’ve change the bearings in my K model to timken bearings and I’ve been looking for a thread on a step by step instructions once the swingarm is in the frame.

At the moment it’s in there but everything is loose.

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Re: Swingarm set up

Postby wz507 » Tue Jan 25, 2022 8:22 pm

The instruction below is from an early HD XL service manual (1959-1966). The bearing tensioning mentioned (measured with a spring scale) should be accomplished with no more than 15-20 ft-lb force. Don't overtighten the swing arm as it will cause the rear section, where axle passes through, to pinch and become too narrow.

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Re: Swingarm set up

Postby DaveAus » Wed Jan 26, 2022 8:17 pm

Thanks, thats perfect
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Re: Swingarm set up

Postby EKHKHK56 » Thu Jan 27, 2022 6:22 pm

Normal preload on just about any Timken Bearing is 1 foot pound. It appears the H/D manual says 1-2, foot pounds. Maybe you mean inch pounds? Over tightening squares the rollers.
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