Trying to be helpful
Thanks for posting the information. I just bought a 2017 Release 3. I love the bike. The PO said he only put 40 miles on it. I was trying to decide whether to check the lube on the pivots. It doesn't squeak, so I am tempted to leave well enough alone but when I do disassemble this is very helpful.So after my recent debacle with my 5C swingarm, DB was kind enough to share with me their very serious and specific instructions for taking apart the pivots and re-installing them. Unbeknownst to myself, and I assume anyone who owns a Release, there is a very specific pattern in which DB requires there rear swingarm to be removed with. Failure to do so may result in some very unfriendly results, some of which I'm sure some of you have already fallen prey too from the threads I've read.
So I created a little graphic, see below, to assist in explaining. One thing that is very clear and I cannot stress this enough, DO NOT USE THREAD LOCKER ON ANY PIVOT BOLTS OR AXLES. Also, it may be beneficial not to tighten the bolts and axles fully until you have assembled the entire swingarm back onto the frame to ease the install a bit better. As always be sure to grease all the axles (body & threads), bolt threads, conical washers and make sure everything is torqued to proper specs. :thumbsup:
Enjoy. If you have any question please let me know.
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Not sure why Guy.Ford deleted all of his posts. It is a shame as I believe there was useful information that could of benefited the community.
Thank you! That is exactly what I needed. I replaced all of my bearings and torqued it all down to spec with much better results than last time.There should be a copy of the service manual with the link within the link within the link:
Out of curiosity, where did you order the bearings? Mine were replaced about a year ago during an overhaul by LBS, but after 500+ mi they are crunchy again and I'd like to do it myself this time.That is just what I needed!
Thank you! That is exactly what I needed. I replaced all of my bearings and torqued it all down to spec with much better results than last time.
Now I am going to do the 200hr service on my shock and my fork. My bike should feel smooth as butter here real soon!