New Kid with Left Rear suspension issue - Page 2 - Club700XX - Honda TRX700XX Forum
User Tag List

 2Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #11 of 18 Old 01-10-2017, 07:13 PM

 
M_Quick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Columbus, Oh
Posts: 5,650
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 235 Post(s)
Garage
Also pivot Works offers a lifetime guarantee on their bearings. I tried the cheaper ones only to have them wear out within a season. I'm also wondering where you're located? Is the main wheel bearing okay? (Light bulb) What about the knuckle bearings? I can't see the inside arm bearing causing wheel rub but idk?
Technoholic likes this.

#1 2008 Honda Trx700xx HMF Performance Exhaust, PCV, Stroked 710cc, 10.5:1 Wiseco Piston, Frt Elka Stage 4's, Fox Podium X rear's, EHS Lid, L8ton 11/16" sway bar, PRM Desert II Bumper & Front Skids.
#2 2008 Trx700xx AMR Reaper, Ehs Big 3, P/P head, Xcalibur Cam, Hard Welded Rockers, +1 In/Ex Valves, +3 Throttle body, 11:1 CP Piston, Elka Stage 3 Legacy Shocks, L8ton 11/16th Sway Bar, PRM Front Skids, Desert II Bumper & Rear Utility Rack.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by M_Quick; 01-10-2017 at 10:29 PM.
M_Quick is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 18 Old 01-10-2017, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Queen Creek, Arizona
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by M_Quick View Post
Also pivot Works offers a lifetime guarantee on their bearings. I tried the cheaper ones only to have them wear out within a season. I'm also wondering where you're located? Is the main wheel bearing okay?
Interesting! Just looked at their WEB site. Their A-arm kit sells for $89.95 but it is not clear if it covers 1 or both pivots. It is certainly worth looking into. Thanks!

To answer your question, I am in the East Phoenix valley area, Queen Creek. From what I see now the wheel bearing seems OK. It will be examined more closely when I tear into things.

Last edited by Technoholic; 01-11-2017 at 09:30 AM. Reason: additional info
Technoholic is offline  
post #13 of 18 Old 01-11-2017, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Queen Creek, Arizona
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Here is the problem that caused the wheel to hit the a-arm. Don't know why I didn't see this sooner.
Notice the A-arm hitting the wheel!

Last edited by Technoholic; 01-11-2017 at 09:36 AM. Reason: more info
Technoholic is offline  
 
post #14 of 18 Old 01-12-2017, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Queen Creek, Arizona
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Parts ordered from Pivot Works. Their price is a bit lower that OEM parts would be and the lifetime warranty made that decision a no brainer.
Technoholic is offline  
post #15 of 18 Old 02-05-2017, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Queen Creek, Arizona
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
If anyone is following this thread, installing new pivot bearings did not solve the wheel to a-arm interference. Turns out the upper a-arm was bent. Replacing it solved the wheel clearance problem.

Now when the bike is up on the lift, that left wheel looks to hang a bit lower that the right. I have no way to know if that is normal. Can anyone comment?
Technoholic is offline  
post #16 of 18 Old 02-05-2017, 12:25 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 590
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 140 Post(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Technoholic View Post
I have been through this thing over and over. Removed the sway bar which turned out to be an 11/16" L8ton, disconnected the shock an pushed, pulled pried every pivot point and bearing on the whole left rear side. I can see nothing worn, loose or bent. The tires are original equipment so the assumption was the wheels are also but maybe not? Both wheels hit the a-arm only on the left side and only when the machine is off the ground. I took and mounted them on the front to spin freely and there was no wobble. They are Honda 11" wheels but there is no part number stamped on them. I cannot find the factory offset specs. Can anybody help with that?

Such is the challenge with buying used equipment. I am the third owner and just brought it home days ago. The left side fenders are pretty scared up so it might have been rolled onto that side. Still I cannot see any evidence of suspension damage. Could I have the wrong wheels?

It most likely is not the wheels. Upon closer inspection, the inside front bearing on that a-arm is shot. If that is not THE problem it certainly is A problem. Now to decide on replacing the a-arm bearings or the whole a-arm assembly. I will post pictures if I get time to set up an external site. Thanks for your input.
if you will check i'l bet all the bearings are dry as a popcorn fart
blakjak619 likes this.

751 ,barker pipe,290 Web cam,+3 stroker,TB bored to 46.8 and moved back from head 1 inch,+3 big bore , +1 intake valves, Hard Welded Rockers,KW springs, ported, clutch mod , air box removed ,Cat oil mod, dynojet commander V w/auto tune , lowered rear end , TRX450R front shocks ,
cataway is offline  
post #17 of 18 Old 02-05-2017, 05:10 PM

 
M_Quick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Columbus, Oh
Posts: 5,650
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 235 Post(s)
Garage
X2 especially the lowers, as they usually will see more water & mud.

#1 2008 Honda Trx700xx HMF Performance Exhaust, PCV, Stroked 710cc, 10.5:1 Wiseco Piston, Frt Elka Stage 4's, Fox Podium X rear's, EHS Lid, L8ton 11/16" sway bar, PRM Desert II Bumper & Front Skids.
#2 2008 Trx700xx AMR Reaper, Ehs Big 3, P/P head, Xcalibur Cam, Hard Welded Rockers, +1 In/Ex Valves, +3 Throttle body, 11:1 CP Piston, Elka Stage 3 Legacy Shocks, L8ton 11/16th Sway Bar, PRM Front Skids, Desert II Bumper & Rear Utility Rack.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
M_Quick is offline  
post #18 of 18 Old 02-05-2017, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Queen Creek, Arizona
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by cataway View Post
if you will check i'l bet all the bearings are dry as a popcorn fart
The uppers are new on the left side. I will put cleaning and greasing the rest on my to do list.
Technoholic is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Club700XX - Honda TRX700XX Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome