To recap the engine, after checking the parts catalog, I had to transfer some electrics from the '06 engine..... ignition pickup and trigger wheel are totally different on a Gen3 throttle by wire. Stator plug had been cut off, had to borrow the one from the '06 (same stator), neutral switch has a different connector so swapped it out, cylinder identification sensor and valve cover re-used from the '06, along with the coolant tube which is also different. Needed a starter (took apart '06, all was clean, and a bit cleaner now, so good to go). Oil level sensor different part number, but same connector, so leaving it alone. Removed some Lipstick Pink fairing paint residue from stator and timing covers. Engine sits awaiting frame cleanup......
Been multitasking on other non-m/c projects the whole time, but spent a few hours on the frame, cleaning off dust and dirt so she'll have clean underwear. Taking advantage of a lightweight engine-less frame to do chassis maintenance.... see my new lifting device, 2x4 just fits between wheel and swingarm, genius eh!. Removing centerstand, putting the bolts in the right way, fully serviced suspension pivot, removed swingarm and greased up the bearings, cleaned it all up while it was out, rear caliper apart to grease slides and clean up pads (almost new) so everything will work as it should, some new owner should be happy.
Swingarm has needle bearing on one side, sealed ball bearing on the other. I believe someone had been in here before as they used loctite on the nut where it doesn't call for it and duh, it is a locking nut, LOL. Had a heck of a time getting it loose (85 ft. lbs.). Did not feel I needed to do anything with the sealed bearing, actually everything was adequately lubed by whomever. I have also read those who did swingarm service found adequate grease from Yamaha. I think once you do it (to verify) and grease it, no need to go there again, it's quite robust.
Did some more cleanup and reassembled.
So there it is all shiny, all torques checked, time for an afternoon nap. Then I'll dig out the u-joint, grease up that driveshaft spline..... I decided to install the rear drive, wheel, etc. as I think I can slip the engine/u-joint on with everything in place. At least, I can't see why not.
Keep yer stick on the ice........... (Red Green)
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