Hoser’s Alternate Isolator Installation Tool   


 10/18/2008 16:32

Our “north of the border” Bueller and Dealership Technician Extraordinaire Jeff Holsey (aka Hoser) posted this alternative procedure to the controversial method shown in the official literature.


Here are some pics of a BP5 product improvement in progress . . .
The bolts used are 1/2"-13 x 2 1/2"
The large washers are 2" OD x 1/8" thick x 3/4" ID

A handy tool to have on hand when removing / replacing the Isolator bolts is a 5/8"-18 tap , it is used to chase and clean the guck from the threads and to correct any Buffoonery that may have taken place .

 The bolts don't have to be very tight at all to compress the new isolators. You only have to compress them .100" or so – until the swing arm mounting block is in a position to hold the isolators in place.   At this point you can easily remove the bolts from the inside. After removing the bolts, continue lowering the frame while aligning the holes with the swing arm pivots. Be gentle, little force is needed.   Caution: make sure to securely block up the powertrain/swing arm assembly.

The preceding was lifted from the Bad Weather Bikers Website’s Knowledge Vault.

http://www.badweatherbikers.com/cgibin/discus/show.cgi?tpc=3842&post=166020 - POST166020