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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-01-2019, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
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Well, I managed to get the other arm on this weekend. Pics to come. A few things:

1. The new arms came with new metal sleeves in the frame-to-arm mounts. I was having a heck of a time installing the new arm as it would not fit into the frame mounts. Turns out the new sleeves are a bit longer than the old ones. It was so tough to try and put the arm into the mount that I feared I had tweaked my frame. I ended up re-using the old sleeves and the arms just slid right in to the frame mount.

2. The new arms have nylon lock-nuts for the ball joints instead of castle nuts with cotter pins. The lock-nuts are spec'ed to be torqued at 50ft-lbs per the installation instructions - seems excessive as the stock ball joint torque is 18 ft-lbs, but these have no cotter pin I guess. I ended up stripping one of the lock nuts trying to torque it to spec. Thankfully, I was able to find a replacement in the local hardware store.

After these minor issues, I got both arms on and torqued to spec. I was hoping things would magically be aligned as before, but more realistically, I expected to have to realign the front end. The real world strikes again - steering was waaaay off. I had to adjust camber and toe in. Thing is, after I realigned everything, I popped the gas tank and seat back on and took it for a short ride minus the front plastics and I forgot that I had the mounting bolts for the plastics loosely in the frame and of course one of them unthreaded itself and got lost somewhere.

At least ordering a new nut and bolt gave me an excuse to finally order a Clymer manual as well. All good things I guess.


Good day, folks!


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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-08-2019, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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Here's the new arms on and all aligned. Ready to ride!





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2009 Raptor 700r - White/Black/Red
Holeshot HD rears GNCC fronts
DMC Force 4 duals
GYTR intake
GYTR nerf bars
PCV fuel only w/ autotune
Hotcam Stage 2
15t front sprocket 38t rear
G-Force Adjustable Axle
Streamline Stick Steering Stabilizer
Alba Racing +2 LT/ST A Arms
ODI Grips
eBay radiator or something

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