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hi there ive just taken the swing arm with shocker still atached off my 1985 43f to free the bottom shocker pivet pin. when i was wiggling the swing arm out, the orange round swing arm protecter that is fitted on the main pivet point fell off . now it has a grove to one side , do,s it go on with the groove closest to the swing arm or to the frame . if i try to follow the line of the chain run off the main protector there seems no obviese way it go,s . by the way the shocker pin was seized solid and was a right job to get out , i had to cut and drill it out . the fixing of the shocker to the relay arm is crap not a grease nipple in sight odd when the rest of the rear suspention has grease nipples all over, not yamahas best set up , so remove yours now and grease it up or you will be in the same sinking boat i was in . i just need to order one of the end cap oil seals then i can put it all back together .zigzag 1985 43f
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when i was wiggling the swing arm out, the orange round swing arm protecter that is fitted on the main pivet point fell off .

I don't know what the "orange round" thing is you're talking about -- on mine, its called a YELLOW CHEESE WEDGE (#16 on diagram) -- are we talking about the same thing?

I hope the diagram helps?

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hi there thanks for the diagrame xt girl the orange part is number 12 and 11 . 12 is metal and fits inside 11 which is rubber and orange. the hole thing fits over number 6 and spins round as the chain passes over it protecting number 6 from chain wear. on the outside of number 11 is a groove which is to one side, it will be covered in gunge so the groove will be hard to see. is the groove near the frame or near the swingarm . it looks to me like it go,s to the swingarm but a check from one of you guys would save having to take the whole thing off again, the bike is a 1985 43f . zigzag
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on the outside of number 11 is a groove which is to one side, is the groove near the frame or near the swingarm .
I'm not sure what the groove does, so does it matter? I didn't worry when I put mine back together, just had a look and I put it with the groove towards the outside.
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Just checked mine (3TB) and there is a groove in the middle, not to one side. I suspect it is a result of wear from the chain rather than a design feature. If that's the case, I don't think it matters which way it goes.
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hi there ive put it on with the groove nearest the swing arm , i agree i carnt see it matters but the groove i think is there from new and not a result off wear. so i will keep an eye on it ,very odd . zigzag
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as long as it sits in the right position to protect the swingarm i doubt it matters.
the r6 swinger i fitted has a bigger version of the cheese wedge described by xtgirl so it protects the whole front part of the swingarm :cool4

xt girl i'm surprised your not up at ripley with the other hubber's this weekend
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xt girl i'm surprised your not up at ripley with the other hubber's this weekend
Me too. I'm setting off in a few weeks, so I thought I should wander around aimlessly at home, pretending to prepare for the trip- rather than wandering around aimlessly in a field.
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hi there bolted it all back together and took it for a short run all seems ok ,it was a lot of hassel for a seized bolt , but while it was all in bits i cleaned all the swingarm / linkage bearings out ,repacked with fresh grease and repainted it all . the bottom shocker bolt now has lots of copper slip grease on it so should be as slippery as a slippery thing on a slippery day, zigzag. by the way need to get the rubber boot that sits bottom shocker to swingarm 25 pounds, phew bloody hell
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dont waste your money on that rubber boot that sits bottom shocker to swingarm just keep it clean and give it a good service when you do an oil change, your original did over 20yrs so unless you only change the oil every 20yrs it should be fine
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I agree with Wolfzero - half the dust and grit will get in from underneath anyway. At least if you have it open you can see to clean or get a high power house in to blast it out. Just make sure you grease up AFTER you use a high presure cleaner.
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hi there i tend to agree i only use the bike on the road so might not bother with the boot for most of the year, i could always make up a make shift one for the salt in winter out of a piece of inner tube etc.
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