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These sumumma bitches are gonna result in me throwing something pretty soon. What is the trick to getting these things in?

Is there a simple method or am I going to have to make something to get this done?

Somewhat unrelated question - should there be any side-to-side play on the swingarm pivot bolt at the frame cradle? Like an 1/8" or so.

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Hmmm...I dimly remember doing this. Are they the right size? Those bushings look huge, like they'd be all mushroomed out way before they went in that eye.
I've got a similar shock right here, you sure you don't need the kind that's just one piece rubber with the steel bushing in the center? or at least with less taper?
 

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For the original bushings, The Doc is right. They are flat and have a steel bushing in the center. The bushing he has, are for some aftermarket shock, with the taper in the rod end. They use cupped washers to keep them in.
 

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Hmmm...guess who feels like a dumbass. I guess I just assumed the shock eyelets were the same. These came with the studs I purchased for moving over to the round swingarm.

You're right Shovithead - these have the cup washers on the sides.

I have a set of the plastic hourglass-shaped ones from an old set of shocks. I will probably have to remove the steel bushing from them as these rear shock studs are a larger diameter. That should be a hoot. I think I need to invest in a press.

Thanks for the insight guys
 

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Thanks for the link Doc.

Looks like I'll be buying a new set of bushings. These will be thoroughly destroyed by the time they're off the steel lining bushing.
Aren't they molded to the steel spacers? I tried to remove the steel spacers from a pair of hourglass shaped bushings a few years ago and it was a definate "no-go".
 
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