Required Tools
Bike/Quad stand
Socket & wrench set
Deep Socket 14mm 12point (Long Travel Only)
Please follow the step by step directions one step at a time

 Step 1 - Lift bike on to stand and remove front bumper, use a socket or wrench. Picture 1

Step 2 - Remove Cotter Keys from Ball joints

Step 3 - Losen Ball Joints (not all the way) usually a 17mm or 19mm socket or wrench Picture 2

Step 4 - Remove bottom shock bolts on a-arms allowing a-arm to drop, usually a 14mm or 17mm socket and wrench Picture 3

Step 5 - Disconnect brake line tabs from top a-arms using a 8mm or 10mm socket or wrench

Step 6 - Remove tie rods with a 19mm wrench. Remember one jam nut is a right hand thread, while the other is a left hand thread. (General rule of thumb is that the left hand threads are on the steering stem end, while the right hand thread is on the spindle end, except Yamaha)

Step 7 - Breaking ball joints loose from spindle - while putting downward pressure on spindle or tire using a hammer and an aluminum block. Smack the outside edge of spindle which will "shock" the ball joints loose. Make sure you have left the nuts attached loosely to the ball joints otherwise everything will fall

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Step 8 - Now you may remove all nuts attaching a-arms to frame. Picture 6

Step 9 - Remove ball joint nuts, spindle and wheel from a-arm. You can place the tire, spindle, etc CAREFULLY on foot pegs, but be careful of brake lines Picture 7

Step 10 - Remove bolts holding A-arms to frame, then remove arms Picture 8 - Picture 9

The bushings used in the JD PERFORMANCE a-arm kits are self-lubricatting. DO NOT use grease between inner metal sleeve and bushings. Grease may be used between Metal sleeve and bolt only

Step 11 - Install NEW lower arms. Be sure the laser cut "JD" is facing forward Picture 10

Step 12 - Install top arms. The longer of the tubes should be towards the back of the bike. Picture 11

Step 13 - Reinstall spindle to ball joint being careful not to damage the brake lines, and start nylock nuts (included with new a-arm kit)

Step 14 - Apply downward pressure on spindle or wheel and tighten nylock nuts on balljoints. If you reinstalled the lower shock bolt, remove it, and tighten ball joint nuts WITHOUT shock connect to lower a-arm. Picture 12

Step 15 - Reconnect shock to lower a-arm.

Step 16 - Install New tie Rods. Remember one side is left hand thread, while the other is right hand thread. If it doesn't begin to thread in, try flipping tie rod over and thread in to other tie rod end.

Step 17 - Check all nuts, bolts and connections one more time to make sure they are tightened properly.

Now is the time to adjust your Camber, Caster and Toe settings. READ BELOW

Step 18 - Go Big, but be safe! Picture 13

 
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