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ok, to continue this thread - did some nice rides without any issues so far. but now with 67.000 kilometers I had some noticable play in the rear fork and felt some wobble along grooves and it was clear that I had to change the swingarm bearings, this is normal wear after 67000 kilometers I think. Here are some pics.

Took rear muffler and header pipe off, brake caliper, belt guards - and rear wheel out.

For the left side swingarm bolt I needed an impact tool, after that everything came off easily

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took swingarm out and pressed bearings out - no problems

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for assembly I put new bearings in the freezer and warmed up bearing seats a little bit with a heat gun, so assembly was an easy fix. Got also a new tire on and now it handles perfect

...to be continued

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Thanks for the pictures and info.

Were there any hang-ups besides the impact wrench that the rest of us should be aware of?

Did the new bearing/tire fix your wandering problems?
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Thanks for the pictures and info.

Were there any hang-ups besides the impact wrench that the rest of us should be aware of?

Did the new bearing/tire fix your wandering problems?
ok, I can say there is no chance to press in the new bearings till seated (clip gives your seated position) without freezing new bearings and heating up bearing seats.
Impact wrench (electrical) only for the left side in my case.

I did this work twice before on other bikes - 05 an 04 - there the bearing seats needed to be worked up just a very little bit (Dremel sanding and polishing) they were to tight for the oem bearings
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