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Offline Zevk

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Rear suspension link service
« on: 14 May, 2019, 01:11:30 PM »
Hi all

I just completed service on the lower suspension linkage on my 2012 Tiger 1050 se

Before removing bolts,
bike on centerstand
floor jack or car stand under sump
and chock the rear wheel with a few pieces of wood so it does not drop to the floor,
makes assembly and realignment easier, but not a big deal if it does plop to the floor

Removed all bolts, plates, cleaned and greased the roller pin bearings

They were not completely dry, but not well lubricated either.

Marine grease, Loctite and all torqued back to specs

This is what it looks like pre clean.... needles to say it is now autoclave hospital grade sterilized!

Rear suspension linkage







« Last Edit: 14 May, 2019, 01:15:39 PM by Zevk »

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Re: Rear suspension link service
« Reply #1 on: 14 May, 2019, 03:25:42 PM »
Nice little tutorial. Can i ask the size of the Touq socket you used?

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Re: Rear suspension link service
« Reply #2 on: 14 May, 2019, 03:30:27 PM »
Nice one. Funnily enough its what I was planning today when I decided to go for a ride instead  :001:
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Re: Rear suspension link service
« Reply #3 on: 14 May, 2019, 07:50:28 PM »
I used an Alan bit as my torx bit had double the amount of splines and did not fit

The Alan bit was a good tight fit but dont know the size offhand Ill measure and let you know

Ring spanner 14 mm for the nut

Torque to 55 nm

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Re: Rear suspension link service
« Reply #4 on: 14 May, 2019, 08:06:10 PM »
*Originally Posted by mr t [+]
Nice little tutorial. Can i ask the size of the Touq socket you used?

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Re: Rear suspension link service
« Reply #5 on: 15 May, 2019, 06:17:14 PM »
Good post!  How many miles on your Tiger?
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Re: Rear suspension link service
« Reply #6 on: 15 May, 2019, 11:25:19 PM »
2012 1050 SE 18,000 km

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Re: Rear suspension link service
« Reply #7 on: 16 May, 2019, 03:00:30 PM »
Might be time to give mine a once over.
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Re: Rear suspension link service
« Reply #8 on: 20 May, 2019, 02:19:25 PM »
handy - about to do the same

are all the bolts (drag link included) 55Nm?

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Re: Rear suspension link service
« Reply #9 on: 20 May, 2019, 04:35:41 PM »
*Originally Posted by leighz [+]
handy - about to do the same

are all the bolts (drag link included) 55Nm?

Yes, and strictly speaking nuts are single use only, though as long as they still appear to lock theyre fine
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