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    Hey everyone, I was thinking the other day about my swing arm bearings and I’ve never touched them since I’ve owned the bike (2008), it’s a 2007 midnight. I’m a firm believer that if it ain’t broke don’t touch them but I’ve never serviced them before. There’s no sign of issues but should I grease them? Are they sealed? I lost those plastic caps years ago so I’m just wondering if the grease is filled with dirt or something worse. Any input would be helpful, thanks.
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  • #2
    Just for shits and grins you should have those plastic caps in place, especially if you do some dirt road riding. If you don't feel anything weird back there it's probably OK. Mine's an '06 with 59K on it and mine seems fine. I believe you can find some caps that fit at Ace Hardware or True Value hardware, maybe even Lowes or Home Depot.

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    • #3
      I’m at work right now but would you say the caps are like 1 1/2 inches or 2 inches? I’ll look online to order some...

      **update**
      the actual ones are only $8 on Amazon, just ordered them
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    • #4
      In just replaced mine...kind of a pain...get a bearing puller with a 5lb handle. Whack whack whack about 40 times on each one to get them out.

      if you don't want to spend $50 and time/effort in would at least drop the swingarm and use some brake cleaner and ckean everything unreal good and regrease with some heavy duty synthetic grease. Check for free and smooth movement before you do this and replace if necessary. They seem to be pretty solid pieces and really don't account for much articulation so they aren't nder the cycles of a wheel bearing or something like that.
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      • #5
        jaybo this is for the caps

        Yamaha 4KM-2219X-00-00 COVER; 4KM2219X0000 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005C5ABPC..._P7.sEbX1KGW6R
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        • #6
          It cost more for shipping than the actual part. I would just get them at the local dealer and not pay any shipping. (I don't have Amazon prime)
          They are also cheaper at the dealer.


          Cover
          4KM-2219X-00-00
          $5.10

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        • #7
          https://www.facebook.com/groups/4579...epa=SEARCH_BOX

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          • WarPig
            WarPig commented
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            I’m already a member of the Facebook clinic group

          • roadiemort
            roadiemort commented
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            Just open the Gatorade thread is all I posted that for.

          • WarPig
            WarPig commented
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            Oh ok

        • #8
          Ok so what about the other parts of my questions... are they sealed bearings?
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        • #9
          In the manual it says clean bearings with kerosene and regrease, so not sealed bearings. http://www.werder.ee/Manual/XV1600.pdf

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