This tool made replacing my linkage bearings a breeze. Well worth the price!
I attempted to use the tool on my 2013 KX450, however, it does not fit the linkage as described. I do not recommend. I sued the old socket and hammer method instead and it worked just fine.
I had to replace my suspension bearings and this tool made it a breeze!
After ruining a couple of bearings over the years "winging it," I decided to plunk down the money for this kit. I balked at the price at first, but after just one use I am super glad I made the investment. After struggling with the linkage using homemade tools and sockets, I used this tool on the swingarm and was done in a fraction of the time. Like some others have said, be sure to oil the threads as they do not hold up to abuse. In my excitement to get started, I forgot this step, and one end of the allthread is now a little worn. I got it lubed in time, though, and saved it from demise. Buy this little set and quit struggling with bearings. It doesn't have to be something you dread doing. I have this set paired with a bearing driver set, bearing removal tool and steering stem bearing installer and now I'm pretty much set on removing and installing bearings.
Didn't take much to figure out how to use these tools. I think they'll return an ROI after the second set of bearing I change. Handy tool to have around for any dirt biker.
Used it to remove swingarm bearing. Bearing came out, but collet is now stuck inside the swingarm. May have buy a new swingarm.
I have used this tool for many bearing and seal maintenance projects in my shop. The directions aren't the best, but if you have experience...it's a snap!
Another great innovation from Chris Carter and the team at Motion Pro!
Bearings are important to a smooth well functioning suspension. This tool set makes replacing them an easy task. I have used it straight from the package on an RMZ450, and an RM125 with ease. Not a day to day tool, but if the bearings are bad enough to be replaced, this tool needs to be considered.
Instructions were not very user friendly but once I figured it out the tool worked great. The tool was used on an old Honda with very old bearings and worked flawlessly.
The bearing at the bottom of the rear shock is 20mm inner diameter.
The swingarm pivot needle bearings on the 2005 Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom are 25mm inner diameter.