- May 16, 2001
One of my buds who owns a 99 300 EXC recently had a bearing go bad where the rear shock joins the swingarm. To check this, he said to put the bike on a stand, and check for up and down play by moving the tire. Well I did and sure enough I had some play in it. Have any of you guys noticed this and is this something urgent that should be fixed or even be fixed at all until it just goes bad? I haven't noticed it in my riding but if it is going to ruin something else then i wann go ahead and replace the bearing.