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How much play is ok in the heim joint? I've been doing some maintenance today and pulled the swingarm off to re-grease the bearings. Well while doing this I decided to take a look at the Heim joint and clean/lube it up as well.

In doing all this I noticed that there is a little up/down play in the joint, maybe 1-2mm though it's not something you can measure so I don't know.

Anyhow, is it acceptable for there to be a little play in that joint?

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Best to heat up the bearing a little bit before driving it out. Then freeze the new one and reheat. It will drop in almost. Same process works for wheel bearings. Motion Pro has a cool tool as well.

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no play is acceptable. I have one of the cool motion pro tools, which makes changing the heim joint a breeze. If you can find someone nearby that has one, it will make your life easier, but it's not too bad without the tool if you are careful.

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