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Old 01-12-2013, 07:03 PM
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There is some play in the rear linkeage of my st1050 , when bike is on main stand I can lift the wheel wheel up couple of mm so I guessed the linkages are goosed

From world of triumph adding bearing / seals and sleeves £195
http://www.worldoftriumph.com/triump...lock_03=232950



Not sure if the sleeves will need to be replaced as well as the bearings & seals ??

Came across this http://www.triumphparts.gbr.cc/product.php/2194808/

Not sure it will fit sprint 1050 , have emailed to check ( does list to fit for speed triple 1050 )

Any one come across some good sources for bearings & seal kit for rear suspension linkages at a good price ?

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Steve I bought 4 bearings from derby bearings for mine they cost me about £25 pidcock wanted 19.00 for one. If you can let me know the sizes you want I'll cost them up for you.

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a couple of mm is nothing, it's more important that the movement is smooth with no clicks or jerkiness. How many miles have you covered ? Also the drag link in the pic is the old, triumph recall/replaced version hope yours has been replaced !
I wasted a lot of money replacing the bearings in my drop link, and it was no different when I had finished !
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bike has done 56k, garage pointed it out to me as had not noticed, movement is smooth no clicks , jerkiness so maybe normal then ? fingers crossed , my draglink has been replaced

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a couple of mm is nothing, it's more important that the movement is smooth with no clicks or jerkiness. How many miles have you covered ? Also the drag link in the pic is the old, triumph recall/replaced version hope yours has been replaced !
I wasted a lot of money replacing the bearings in my drop link, and it was no different when I had finished !



+1 on that, had mine done as an outstanding recall when bought.
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At 56k I'd at least inspect both the drag link and drop link bearings if they haven't been looked at in a while. Just stripped mine out at 26k, cleaned and re-greased, they were all ok. The drop link needs a slide hammer or a 12mm fine thread bolt to get the inner out. There is a retaining torx bolt, then you need a puller or improvised slide hammer to get it out. They nearly always seize in and are a tricky to remove.

I ended up replacing my drop link complete at 20k miles to try to eliminate play, as when I did get it out, the bearings just broke up inside it rather than let me drive them out. And it was no different when put back together play wise.
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Hi all, I have same problem, going to strip it over the winter and replace bearings etc. have thought about fitting grease nipples to the drop link, anybody done this or have any thoughts on doing it?
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Eyore fitted nipples to the suspension bits on her bike about the same time I changed the bearings on my bike. I should have done mine while I had it all apart.

Since then, I've realised that as long as I take it all apart once or twice a year, it's an easy job to strip, grease and rebuild everything, and it means I can inspect it all while I'm at it.
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Eyore fitted nipples to the suspension bits on her bike about the same time I changed the bearings on my bike. I should have done mine while I had it all apart.

Since then, I've realised that as long as I take it all apart once or twice a year, it's an easy job to strip, grease and rebuild everything, and it means I can inspect it all while I'm at it.
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Steve I bought 4 bearings from derby bearings for mine they cost me about £25 pidcock wanted 19.00 for one. If you can let me know the sizes you want I'll cost them up for you.
Thanks Nick

Have emailed a couple of bearing places looks like the going rate is approx £5 a bearing instead of £20 for T ....

Trouble will be replacing sleeves if needed at they are expensive and can't find any cheap ones ...

Will live with it till after the winter as only a couple of mm of play and MOT not up for 6 months

Cheers Steve

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