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Whats the easiest route to removing the swingarm? Thanks in advance. :thumbsup:
 

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I know that the best place for raptor information on the net is here... surely someone can answer my question :)
 

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I swap at least twice a year and I've found the easiest way is to use a lift. If you don't have one then use blocks under the center of the frame. Make sure it's high enough to get the rear end off the ground. It's easier to remove axle and carrier first unless you don't need to swap these parts. First I find the point where the rear shock isn't putting a strain on the linkage and then remove either the linkage bolts (frame and swingarm) or the shock bolts (top and bottom). You can leave the linkage connected to the frame but IMO it's more difficult to work around, just put that bolt back in first during assembly.

Then I loosen and remove the swingarm bolt while the swingarm is either held by someone else or blocked up. Just be careful not to drop the swingarm on yourself. If you're taking everything apart don't forget the brake and parking brake (if equipped) cables.
 

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Thanks a bunch maddog-should help a bunch! Im going to an extended arm soon and need to get it removed.
 

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Mad Dog said:
I swap at least twice a year and I've found the easiest way is to use a lift. If you don't have one then use blocks under the center of the frame. Make sure it's high enough to get the rear end off the ground. It's easier to remove axle and carrier first unless you don't need to swap these parts. First I find the point where the rear shock isn't putting a strain on the linkage and then remove either the linkage bolts (frame and swingarm) or the shock bolts (top and bottom). You can leave the linkage connected to the frame but IMO it's more difficult to work around, just put that bolt back in first during assembly.

Then I loosen and remove the swingarm bolt while the swingarm is either held by someone else or blocked up. Just be careful not to drop the swingarm on yourself. If you're taking everything apart don't forget the brake and parking brake (if equipped) cables.


i was going to put a new chain on without a masterlink so i will block it up and remove top bolt from shock then loosen and remove swingarm bolt i have to tap it thru till it comes out other side :3question: and all the bushings and other parts stay in the swingarm :help:

what are you refering to by " linkage " and linkage bolts. sorry for sounding dumb here but i'm learning
should i grease the bolt when i put it back :help:
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Mad Dog said:
I swap at least twice a year and I've found the easiest way is to use a lift.

What do you swap twice a year?
 

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Whats the easiest route to removing the swingarm? Thanks in advance. :thumbsup:
Easiest way?? a oxy/acet torch!! lol

If you don't like that idea you could probably do it MD's way
 

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I was gonna say best way is to just unbolt everything that is holding it on. Take off what you need off the stock swinger...
 
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