Does the rear suspension feel very stiff compared to what it used to be? When was the last time you re-greased your swinging arm & linkage bearings? Checking your rider sag can quickly determine if your bearings are seized. when you have measured your rider sag with the 2 stiction points (this process is explained in tips & settings section) if this value exceeds 15mm you can be sure your swinging arm or linkage bearings are no good. If your stiction zone is between 10-15mm, they need to be checked & re-greased as soon as possible. If your stiction zone is between 5-10mm you swinging arm & linkage bearings are in good order. If you are using a pressure washer to wash your motorcycle, if so when washing with a pressure washer make sure you are careful as you can be doing great harm to your swinging arm & linkage bearings, because of the increase in pressure of the water can force the very dirt your washing off you motorcycle into you bearings! this is why Alltech suspension recommends using normal household water pressure to wash your motorcycle as there isn't enough pressure to force all that dirt & water into theses bearings which will extend the service life of the swinging arm & linkage bearings. Also, check for movement in these bearings.
To keep these bearings in good order we recommend re-greasing every 20 hours or 3 to 6 months whichever comes first.
Alltech suspension can replace your swinging arm & linkage bearing kits at very competitive pricing, give us a call to get a quote today.