Yesterday I posted that I finally got round to pulling my swingarm off to check the bearings and drive.
Well I took it out today for a run, boy, it's a new bike, feels smoother, quieter, no more rattles, appears not to wobble about and I feel a lot better now knowing that all is well.
I bought this bike around 4 months ago, 07, 1100, 57,000 on the clock.
This site hilited the lack of grease in the swing arm bearings and drive splines.
The PO gave me with the bike all the service records, it has been meticulously maintained since new but these records say nothing about this job.
Anyway pulled it apart and yes, minimum grease, just a brown smear, no real grease.
Cleaned them, no visible damage, regreased with copious clean new stuff, and put it back together.
One thing of note was the looseness of the main shaft, once I undid the clamp bolts the main nut and shaft was finger loose.
I also drilled a hole in the wheel bolts as well and wired them up, this wheel will not now come off or loosten.
I procrastinated about this job but there was no need to, easy peesy.
Anyway, my message is, if your bike has a few miles on board get onto this job sooner rather than later.
Good peace of mind for me now its done.