Centerstand & relay arm maintenance ..

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Centerstand & relay arm maintenance ..

Post by CollingsBob » Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:28 pm

As soon as it’s warm enough in the garage to work on the bike I’m going to tackle the centerstand and relay arm lube job..
Apart from the centerstand bolt that will get cut off to remove it, are there any other bolts,nuts, parts that I should order?

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Re: Centerstand & relay arm maintenance ..

Post by Full House » Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:14 pm

Bob, just finished mine, the bolts are 10mm x 1.25 x 30mm long. I couldn't get hex head, got socket head instead. The additional thickness of the head made install more difficult. If you are buying ahead of the teardown, order the hex head bolts. Are you doing the grease fitting install? I asked for and received Russ's pics, etc however I wont be doing it again for sometime.

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Post by CollingsBob » Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:19 pm

I’m pretty sure that I’ll do the grease fitting install later this summer, Russ is out of commission for a bit and my bike needs its 25,000km maintenance pretty soon. I’m off to the Yamaha dealer to get the bolts and Honda brake pins at the same time..

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Post by huron52 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:28 pm

Got to ask ..... why are you doing this?

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Post by CollingsBob » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:39 pm

huron52 wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:28 pm
Got to ask ..... why are you doing this?
Why am I doing the scheduled maintenance?

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Post by fjrob » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:18 pm

I'm with Tom. Why? I spray the joint with rust check now and then. No need to remove it.
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Post by CollingsBob » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:35 pm

I suppose there are a wide range of opinions on this...

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Post by huron52 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:40 pm

fjrob wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:18 pm
I'm with Tom.
Now that is funny right there!
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Re: Centerstand & relay arm maintenance ..

Post by Snowflake » Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:11 pm

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This is what I found after letting my '05 go too long without proper relay arm maintenance. Ignore at your own risk.

This is what drove me to develop the zerk fitting install mod.

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Re: Centerstand & relay arm maintenance ..

Post by raYzerman » Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:41 pm

There are grease seals on them thar bearings..... spraying from the outside ain't gonna do it I'm afraid. At the least, you can remove the links and lower shock mount, pivot the suspension arm down to lube all but the front frame mount. Takes all of 30 minutes.
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Re: Centerstand & relay arm maintenance ..

Post by John d » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:14 pm

Here is a link about the relay arm I have with zerks.
http://www.fjrforum.com/forum//index.ph ... e-service/

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Re: Centerstand & relay arm maintenance ..

Post by ionbeam » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:18 pm

John d wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:14 pm
Here is a link about the relay arm I have with zerks.
http://www.fjrforum.com/forum//index.ph ... e-service/
Which Russ has re-posted to this Forum today, see it here.

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Re: Centerstand & relay arm maintenance ..

Post by John d » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:24 pm

ionbeam wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:18 pm
John d wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:14 pm
Here is a link about the relay arm I have with zerks.
http://www.fjrforum.com/forum//index.ph ... e-service/
Which Russ has re-posted to this Forum today, see it here.
Missed that. So Snowflake is FJReady.

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Re: Centerstand & relay arm maintenance ..

Post by John d » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:35 pm

My previous relay arm.

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Re: Centerstand & relay arm maintenance ..

Post by Snowflake » Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:15 pm

John d wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:24 pm
ionbeam wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:18 pm
John d wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:14 pm
Here is a link about the relay arm I have with zerks.
http://www.fjrforum.com/forum//index.ph ... e-service/
Which Russ has re-posted to this Forum today, see it here.
Missed that. So Snowflake is FJReady.
Yup. I used Snowflake when I joined the FJ-09 forum and one other (advrider?) Figure FJReady wouldn't have much significance there. When I joined this sandbox, around the same time I think, decided to stick with Snowflake. That's an old nickname with my skiing buddies, earned for having the reputation for getting lost on the slopes. I like getting lost on my bike too. Sorry for any confusion.
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Re: Centerstand & relay arm maintenance ..

Post by raYzerman » Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:05 pm

And some will remember this gem, the Best Tire Balancer EVAR! Love mine.

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Re: Centerstand & relay arm maintenance ..

Post by Snowflake » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:03 pm

raYzerman wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:05 pm
And some will remember this gem, the Best Tire Balancer EVAR! Love mine.

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Glad that's working out for ya.
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