Honda Pan-European ST1100AY  
Honda Pan European ST1100AY
Swinging Arm
The swinging arm has been taken from the bike, has had rust removed, and has been thoroughly cleaned and repainted at least every 2 years. This work has paid off - the arm is solid and in good condition. Below are some photos of this work being done in August 2008 (70,100 miles). This is the 3rd time I have done it.

On other Pans,watch out for: The swinging arm is an often overlooked part of the Pan European. Buried away under the fairing, it collects all of the muck thrown up by the back wheel, which stays wet and slowly rots through the metal. Many Pans never have their Swinging Arms removed and cleaned - it needs a special tool which cost me £50 8 years ago ! If you are a mechanic, you are welcome to have this when you buy the bike.


Swinging arm removed, cleaned up, loose paint and loose rust removed. In process of removing remaining surface rust. Shiny bits are bare metal in the area where the dirt thrown up by the road attacks.

Swinging arm cleaned and painted ready for another couple of years!

Drive shaft, taper roller bearings, swinging arm pins and rear drive coupling. Freshly removed, still well greased from my last clean-up. Cable tie is to identify the right hand bearing.



These pages relate to a bike which I owned, rode and serviced from when I bought it at 19,300 miles to when I sold it at 70,100 miles. The pages were intended to provide information to a prospective buyer, but are maintained here as information for anyone who may be interested.

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