Alignment? Ha! Just put it where it was. Mine are about 1/2" different, I discovered this when changing my shocks. You'll be fine
I have replaced the shocks on my bike 2 times, and it was kinda difficult,
Not quite sure how replacing shocks can be difficult. You should be able to do the jobs easily in 15 minutes. particularly the second time! As for swingarm removal, remove the rear wheel and brake, remove the other shock, then remove the pivot bolt for the swing arm. Pull the swingarm out through the chain. That's it. Don't forget to slide it through the chain on reinstallation.Bare
Bulletman - I was up early, so I decided to have at it.The swing arm removal was straightforward and easy. It took me 1-1/2 hours from complete start to complete finish, including repositioning my bike in the garage, gathering my tools, doing the job while taking notes and photographing things, and cleaning up and putting my tools away again.Actually, this is handy ( ) - while I'm at this point, and waiting for the welding to be done, I'll change out my rear tire to the K70, and replace my chain and sprocket. Do I have to drain the oil from the sump to remove the right-side engine cover, or can I just pull it and replace just what I lose in the process?
Bulletman - I was up early, so I decided to have at it.Actually, this is handy ( ) - while I'm at this point, and waiting for the welding to be done, I'll change out my rear tire to the K70, and replace my chain and sprocket. Do I have to drain the oil from the sump to remove the right-side engine cover, or can I just pull it and replace just what I lose in the process?
Yes - drain the oil. Place a pan underneath to collect oil that will come out.
Get a metric bolt of the same size, grade 8, if possible, and take the swingarm to a welder.
My guy says he's got so many studs and bolts of all shapes, sizes and grades around that he's certain he'll have what he needs, but just in case I need to buy one - what size bolts did you end up getting?
Well, Jim, my mechanic is me, which probably explains why it broke in the first place! I'll not be following the manual torque specs for the shocks from now on...Gotta paint the weld spot, and re-assemble!
I told you that you wouldn't even be able too tell when you were done.
WRONG, Scottie - I have a much cooler-looking acorn nut on the repair side! Seriously - thanks a bunch!
Finished. Swing arm, with new Hagon shocks (and K70 rear tire!), installed:Thanks, as usual, for all your help, guys! I haven't taken a ride yet, since I am again, momentarily, without a fuel tank on the bike. Bulletman, what's your status?
So did the cause of these post breaking end up being over torquing in both cases