|Posted on Monday, July 04, 2011 - 10:58 am: ||
While waiting for parts and FSM, I have found the "scott free" method of rear isolator replacement. LaFayette was also kind enough to send a 101 as well.
Not to sound daft, but I'm a little confused. I plan on placing the bike on a lift, supporting the motor with a jack and removing the rear wheel and possibly the front due to the front motor mount being broke.
Should I replace the front isolator and motor mount first? Or do the rears?
Anyway, I understand the principle of the homemade tool isolator tool compressor, but am confused on compressing the right isolator?
The tool is used to compress the left and remove the right isolator. Tool is removed, swingarm is yanked to right to remove left. Left is replaced with new one, tool is used again to compress left and right is installed. Is there a reason to compress the right isolator? If you do use a bolt, washer and nut to compress the isolator...how do you remove the bolt, washer and nut once the isolator in in place between the frame and swingarm?
Just trying to wrap my head around the process. Suggestions would be helpful.
Thanks and Happy 4th!
|Posted on Monday, July 04, 2011 - 07:50 pm: ||
I installed two sets of the new rear isolators and needed no compression tool.
|Posted on Tuesday, July 05, 2011 - 02:12 am: ||
You don't need to compress the right isolator. Using the "scott free" method, compress the left so the right can be removed. Then push swing arm to the right and the left can be removed.
Reassemble left first. Compress left with the tool and install right. After you remove the tool you might notice that you forgot to put the belt on. In my case, I compressed the left once again, removed the right, installed belt, reinstalled right and removed the tool!
As I recall, it was a little fiddly getting the big bolts lined up so they weren't cross threaded.