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    1976 R75/6 Swing Arm Bearing Seals

    Any wisdom available on the installation of the bearing seals on this swing arm? Other seals (wheel bearing) seem to just drift into place but these 2 do not.

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    can you clarify

    Can you clarify a couple of items? Did you replace the bearing and race? Or are you just replacing the seals? I usually just pull the bearing out and clean it, assuming there are no heavy wear marks on the race, then reinstall the freshly greased bearing and a new seal. I think the seal is about $6.00 from Cycleworks ( www.cycleworks.net). Gently press the seal in with a piece of plastic pipe or a socket. I have pics of the process if you need.
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    The bearings are fine. I am cleaning, inspecting, greasing and replacing the seals. The old seals came out with great difficulty. The swing arm looks fine (not marred or deformed in any way) but the new seal is a very tight fit. I cannot get them to even "take up" in the receiver with a light tap as I have on all others. Pictures would be appreciated.

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    Brook Reams' blog might be of assistance > http://brook.reams.me/2013/04/15/197...s-powder-coat/

    "It is what you discover, after you know it all, that counts." _ John Wooden

    Lew Morris
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    what brand or style of seal

    The pics just posted are the seal that I use from Cycleworks. I remember pulling out the stock seals, very difficult, they were in there tight. The gold colored ones pictured may be a much easier install. What seal or style are you trying to install? I ended up this tool in the pic to remove the stock seals.
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    1977 R100/7 1971.1972.1972.1973 R75/5
    1974 R90/6 multiple boxes
    Airhead Revival
    "Objects in the mirror appear to be losing" unk

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    The tool!

    This is the tool from Cycleworks, great little item! Shown holding the removed seal.
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    1977 R100/7 1971.1972.1972.1973 R75/5
    1974 R90/6 multiple boxes
    Airhead Revival
    "Objects in the mirror appear to be losing" unk

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