Now ready to re-install swing arm - bearings turn freely - wondering if I should go to the extra effort of removing the bearings to wash and re-grease? Don't think this has been done before. If so, do I need to buy the swingarm bearing puller tool that cycleworks sells or can I remove it with a screwdriver & small hammer w/out doing any damage? If no need to remove bearings, am I supposed to load cavity with fresh grease before putting the oil seal (the flanged round keeper that attaches to each end of the swing arm)
When replacing the gaiter, memory says there is a top & bottom - my only reference is numbers stamped into the rubber.
I don't have the special torque wrench adapter for the new driveshaft bolts - is snug okay? Manual says install them dry but I've also read about using a drop of red loctite.
Is permatex a good sealant to use for new gasket that attaches to FD?
Lastly, what is proper procedure for preload - do the big nuts really need to be torqued down to 70#?