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Forgive me if this shows up somewhere else. Posted once and can't find it. SO, I am new to Harley style bikes, I have had Yamaha's, got this basket case from a friend that took it on trade, he is a Honda guy. Got drive train lined up and tracking well after taking apart stuff previous guy had done wrong. I went 1 1/2" offset and could have got away with 1 1/4" but it's good. Questions I have is with the swing arm and the billet front end. Front end has blind tree, it is on and feels smooth but would like to check it and make sure it's right but don't know what I would be looking for. Swing arm has to be missing something. Should be some bushings that slide in and align the swing arm then the bolts got into the axis tube? My swing arm just hold it up and put the bolts in and the whole thing seams to ride on the bolt threads.
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The best tool you can get for these frames is a 90-99 HD Service manual. Most everything is set up just the way HD did and all the procedures and even torque specs are the same......
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Yes, that would be of help
Learned a couple things, talking to someone and even though the bike is listed as an 2003, the swing arm is pre 1999. But I didn't like the way that worked so I am making some changes. I had a 25mm axle there so I am replacing the 3/4" axle with the 25mm, I have to open up all my spacers and caliper mount arm and while looking at things I stuck the 3/4" axle thru the swing arm pivot, decide to make a spacer for the middle of the swing arm and have the smooth part of the axle ride on the swing arm bearing and the frame as the pre 99 apparently had no bushings. Just sticking it thru there made the swing arm tighter and smoother. If someone sees a problem with this, something I might have missed or misunderstood I would like to hear it. Thanks.
And I think Yamaha uses a needle type roller bearing in the swing arm, whats up with the spherical bearing Harley uses? it just needs to go up and down, nowhere else. Just wondered
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