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Anyone ever replaced the needle bearings in the swing arm?

Hey everyone,
I am doing some work to the bike before the warm weather comes in for good. I want to replace the needle bearings and seals in my swing arm while it is removed. Has anyone ever replaced them? Are they just press out bearings?
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Canty

I just checked the the manual and saw that one side is needle bearing and the other is ball bearing. Either way, I am still wondering if they are press out.
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Needle bearings on one side and roller bearings on the other....need to press out. If you can get creative and grow a third arm you can get buy using a bench vise and the correct size sockets.
Usually there are in good shape unless they dried out and are corroded
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Thanks sbkdrew. I thought they were press out but wanted to verify before I put them in my press and took a chance messing the swing arm up.

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I think MakisRC51 did this on his. Check his build thread. If you search his name you'll find it.

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I think MakisRC51 did this on his. Check his build thread. If you search his name you'll find it.
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