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Riding is the final test but you check end play by attempting to move the arm side to side and testing preload by moving cup and down. Any side to side is bad and binding up and down is bad. FSM tells you everything to look for.
should it move up and down on its own?

I can move it up and down but with some force otherwise it'll just sit there

I guess I can back off the pivot bolt a little
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anyone know wrench/socket size on rh locknut?
hard to get measurement on bike [70xlch] w/o takin bunch of stuff off.
been lookin for 2 days on the netz.
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1 3/8” hex nut on right.
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7/8” for the hex on the pivot bolt.
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The bolt fixes the bearings to the frame.
The big nut sets the preload.

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was preload nut i needed.
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