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    Question swing arm bearing for a 97 R1100RT?

    Does anyone have a cross reference for the swingarm bearings? Mine is a FAG 539816. I haven`t been able to find anything at the local auto parts stores. They can`t be that uncommon. I checked Anton`s site-he has the bearing size, but no cross.It is a tapered roller bearing. Thanks!
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    I went through this a couple of years ago, trying to source the pivot bearings. I went to three bearing suppliers, one of which was a FAG-oriented house. No joy in Mudville. The pivot bearings are, according to them, apparently BMW specific and therefore only available through BMW. I would bet the swingarm ('trailing arm') bearings are the same story since few people use this type of bearing in this type of application (most use plain roller bearings with a spacer and seals).

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    I`m finding the same.Looks like I`m stuck with the BMW part. Thanks!
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