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Im replacing my swingarm in a few weeks and I was wondering about a couple ways to support the bike so I don't have to remove fairings and stuff. For example, is the stock exhaust strong enough to support the entire bike if I just put something under the cat? Or could I use a set of jack stand under the foot pegs? Saw someone do the latter in a video but Im not sure if the foot pegs are strong enough?

Also, is there anything else I might need to think about when doing this?
 

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NOOOOO

DO NOT USE THE EXHAUST TO SUPPORT THE BIKE. I guarantee if you tried this you would either snap an exhaust stud, or completely bend the the cat box. Don't do it.

I would put jack stands underneath the rear-sets.

The ladder method looks sketchy. I would not trust the passenger pegs to not snap while your baby is just hanging there.

Here's a link to another thread where you might find some useful info:

https://www.r6-forum.com/forums/57-garage-mechanical-help/97210-swingarm-removal-installation.html
 

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Alright thanks I appreciate it. This is the video where he suggested using the passenger pegs.

Feels like rear sets and passenger pegs should be about the same dont you think?
 

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You can try to hang the bike thru the subframe/mainframe. Have to remove the seat.
The bike will be pretty light "hung"...
More importantly do you have the proper tool to remove the fastener?? Its $40 by itself.
 

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You can try to hang the bike thru the subframe/mainframe. Have to remove the seat.
The bike will be pretty light "hung"...
More importantly do you have the proper tool to remove the fastener?? Its $40 by itself.
No I dont have that tool. I saw some videos of people using other stuff so I might try that.

Is there anything else I should replace though such as bearing or anything like that? The bike has 19k.
 

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No need to replace bearings unless they are damaged. But the swingarm is one of those things that hardly ever come off and when it does it's a chore. So use this time to clean everything really well and re-lube everything that needs to be re-lubed (see service manual).
 

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No I dont have that tool. I saw some videos of people using other stuff so I might try that.Is there anything else I should replace though such as bearing or anything like that? The bike has 19k.
hopefully not something that will leave witness marks... There is a specified torque required so Id like to know how you plan on achieving that... :surprise:
 

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hopefully not something that will leave witness marks... There is a specified torque required so Id like to know how you plan on achieving that... :surprise:
I didn't realize it needs torque on that side as well. In that case I'll hope I know someone who has the tool or I'll just have to buy it.
 

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I use Maxima suspension clean. It's not as harsh as something like brake cleaner (and smells better too, haha). But most degreasers should work. For the bolts and what not obviously brake cleaner is fine, but anything with rubber keep brake cleaner away. Nothing really special about cleaning so don't overthink it. The important thing is that all moving parts and needle bearings are completely dirt free. The rest is just cosmetic and up-keep.
 
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