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How do you remove swing arm on a 99 yamaha big bear 350

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Easy - take off tires, then caps over axle/castle nuts if you have them.
- take cotter pins and axle nuts off both ends of axle. Right side - remove brake drum, then remove two brake shoes, simple Springs connect them, you can pull apart intact, remove any collars, washers off the axle behind brakes, then there might be 4 bolts and a plate - the other side you can see the bearing. Now - this is important - for. The side with the brakes, take a socket bigger than the threads but size of axle lip - and you place that deep socket (side with brakes!) over the threads (threads will be inside deep socket) lip of socket touches lip of axle about 2-3 inches down - hit that w a hammer and the axle will go out to the left if facing rear of four wheeler. Next - remove brake lines and breather hose for rear end.
There are bolts that attach the rear end to the swing arm (to the right) take them out and maybe the bottom guard for rear end. Then where the rear end attaches to drive shaft tube portion of swing arm there are four bolts - when all that is done you'll be able to remove rear end. Undo top bolt or you might get away w/bottom for shock - next two pivot shaft nuts - big socket like, Allen head in middle - remove nut from pivot shaft (left and right side where swing arm pivots) then takeallAllen head and unscrew two thick bolts that the pivot shaft nuts tighten to our - there's a collar and bearing in there where the bike's swing arms pivot at. I've done it a dozen times - if you have any problems or that wasn't too clear, message me, I'll dig up some tech sheets from a service manual I got on a bike that year - close to same model - same mechanics, Yamaha was pretty universal. I got a 98 & 99 Yamaha 2wd and a 96 Yamaha 3504wd. All pretty easy to work on. I have a swing arm I might get rid of from Florida and a decent rate if yours is done for and you gotta replace. I sell and buy off eBay to keep most of my toys on the trail.Good luck

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SOURCE: Vt250F Swing arm bearings need replacing

You need to tap the old races out with a large hammer and a drift. A steel chisel works, a punch with a flat end works better. Position the punch or chisel on the visible edge from the opposite side and hit it firmly. Move your device to the opposite edge and hit it again. You don't want to drive only one side out, twisting the race. It needs to be driven fairly evenly, close to straight out. Rarely, you have to cut the race out, if you must do that I would use a rotary tool with a cutting disc.

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SOURCE: no front brakes on 95 yamaha big bear atv

gravity bleed. make sure fluid is always full. crack open the bleeder screw and let the brake fluid drip until no bubbles. Then close bleeder top off fluid and replace cap. Now, pull the brake handle. If there is no pressure or has bleed down, the master cylinder is kaput.

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SOURCE: yamaha diversion swing arm and bearings

You can check the manual but its in french..
Did you put new seals and bearings in? Have you any parts left over?
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SOURCE: owners manual 2001 yamaha big bear 4wd

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SOURCE: oil spec .for a 1996 Yamaha 350 big bear

hi buddy use {silkolene comp gear oil 10w-90} or you can use {silkolene pro srg 75w} this oil is more race use either is good quality not cheap oil good luck buddy

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