hi, got a few days and started to do what's to be done on the rear of my 2009 classic: brakes, chain, swingharm bushes, wheel alignment etc..i put the swing harm down, get off the plastic bushes. Now i need to install the metalastic hitchcock bushes... what is the best method to do it well, i'm supposed to press'em, but all i got is a heavy hammer. would you install with a hammer? how do you guys would do?Ben
You want to end up with the same amount of the bushing sticking out from both sides of the cross tube on the swingarm.
Thanks for the procedure, i'm not sure i understand how to get one side in without moving the other side.. anyway, i'll try..but what amount of bushing-sticking-out do i need?the bushing came with two washers, i suspected they were to replace the sticking out part of the plastic bushings (between the swing harm and frame)so i thought the bushings need to be flush.. am i wrong?Ben
ok, i got a good night and now i get it... i didn't understood the bushes will be touching in the center...ok i think i got all the understanding i need to start the job... THANKS A LOT GUYS FOR SUPPORT!!!!Ben
by the way, i noticed the geometry of the swingarm is a bit off, i mean the axis of the wheel isn't parallel with the axis of the swingarm pivot...would you bother? is it worth the pain to make it right?Ben