Original Message -----
John van Nieuwenhuizen
Wednesday, August 30, 2006 1:29 PM
I have a tip which I would like passed
I have recently fitted a swing arm brace to my VMAX and I do not know
of any one in the club that has but let me tell you it is quite a job
to put the swing arm back. As the manual tells you, you will need
assistance when you reinstall the shaft.
I found that if you drill a 13 mm hole in the underside of the shaft
housing 50 mm from the front of the swing arm, all you need to do is
insert a small tool or screw driver through the hole and lift the
female section of the universal joint and your assistant guide the
shaft in from the rear. I then plugged the hole with a rubber plug
available at the local hardware store.
This exercise took a few minutes
I tried following the instructions in the manual but as I discussed
this operation with Carl Talbot you need a workbench that will allow
you to let the swing arm hang quite low in order to reinstall the
shaft without using alternate means.
Cheers for now
PS Keep one wheel on the tar