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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-26-2015, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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Question re-using swingarm oil seal?

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the bike has been in the shop for repairs for over two weeks now, waiting for a swingarm oil seal. I asked the mechanic to re-use the old one as apparently it's in good shape with no leaks. He refuses to do so, yet the manual does not ask for new seal after bearing inspection. I do not have the patience to wait for another week for seal that may show up ... what should i do ? ... what would you do ?
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I have never replaced a swing arm seal. Tell him to use the old one and drive on or give it to a different mechanic.
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They actually removed the seal? Without seeing the seal, it's hard to make a call... I would never go back to Ottawa Goodtime Center.
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thank you guys for advice.

i will try to avoid Good Time Center in Ottawa for anything mechanical ... or even parts as their prices are uber expensive ... in check with the bmw line they carry.

I pulled the bike from them, and will go back in hopefully for already ordered parts only
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I have never replaced a swing arm seal....
Nor have I.

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