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bigshug1

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R6 swingarm removal tool...
« on: May 09, 2020, 07:39:53 PM »

So Graves makes a special tool so the swingarm castle nut is more easily removable without having to break out a slotted screwdriver and a hammer...

Seems like a no-brainer, but has anyone else used anything different to remove theirs?

I haven’t (ever) removed my swingarm pivot and I feel like it’s time. Is there an interval for that sort of thing? Getting my rear shock serviced yearly gives me access to the rear suspension linkage points, so I can clean/grease them at least yearly - but I’ve yet to even look at the swingarm pivot on my old(er) bike.

Thoughts?
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Re: R6 swingarm removal tool...
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2020, 08:11:52 AM »

Not sure if they're the same for the R6 and the R1 but Motion Pro also sells a tool for the swingarm castle nut (for the R1) which I picked up in the off season. Had the same thoughts about the getting better maintenance on the swingarm when the shock was being serviced. It was actually really easy when using the proper tool. Also make sure you're using the maintenance manual to tighten to proper torque specs - but I'm sure you have this covered.

While it might not be necessary I think this is going on my off season yearly maintenance going forward (because why not).
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Re: R6 swingarm removal tool...
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2020, 08:21:17 AM »

OK - was curious, so did a little more research for ya Shane. Yep, they're the same part for the R1 and R6. Here ya go:

https://www.motionpro.com/product/08-0570
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Re: R6 swingarm removal tool...
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2020, 11:44:28 AM »

I made my own for the 750 by grinding out notches in a crappy old socket, but that’s because I was in a pinch. Making it work well took some fiddling. I might just buy a proper one for next time. Prolly should wait to make sure I remain employed first, though.
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Re: R6 swingarm removal tool...
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2020, 07:20:21 PM »

Kerry - I saw a few folks that did the same thing you did...but I don’t trust my tool fabbing skills enough to risk it...lol.

Thanks for the link, Mike! For some reason, I didn’t consider MP for that tool. Every time I searched, all that came up was the Graves tool - which costs more. Motion Pro socket is on the way!
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R6 swingarm removal tool...
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2020, 06:43:06 AM »

The Graves tool is two sided the fingers to remove retainer. Then turn it around to fit the hex opening on the other end of the swing arm pivot. Interval.

2-3 times a season. More if riding wet
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Re: R6 swingarm removal tool...
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2020, 11:51:31 PM »

The Graves tool is two sided the fingers to remove retainer. Then turn it around to fit the hex opening on the other end of the swing arm pivot. Interval.

2-3 times a season. More if riding wet

Well dang...I didn't know the deal about the hex end.

I'll, for sure, make this a more regular part of my routine.
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