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I don't get it did they change the bushings on the 12 and up or is this just the rear sway arm bushings that are prone to early failure? Just did pins and bushings on my 07 650 last weekend with 17,500 Kms on them. Top ones had a bit of play. Bottom ones were a little loose. Bushings were still almost like new though. Pins had some wear.
 

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Worth EVERY PENNY, I have over 12,000 miles on mine and still perfect.
 

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Buy them no doubt, I had to change the stocks ones twice within 2000km, I had no choice but to go with the crappy stock ones because no one made better ones and GP bushings didn't exist at the time. Got almost 2000km on the GP bushings now and they're still so tight they won't take grease. I paid around 200+$ for the kit but that covers every suspension bushing on the whole bike and it's probably the last time you will be changing them.
 

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GP bushings are the only ones I will use. These bikes are a pain to work on, do them once and be done. No worries.
 

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I finished the complete install a couple of weeks ago. It went really well. An extra pair of hands would not hurt and needed for some access. I used a small adjustable F-clamp to install the bushings and a long bolt with nut/washer to draw the steel bush in. I had to cut a chamfer on the lower front bushing to wedge the lower a-arm in without mashing the bushing flange.

On the site, just click on the "Buy Now" to view the price. Shipping is included.

I recommend the product. The OEM wear out as you are installing them.
 

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I was on his site the other day to order a set and they are prohibitively expensive.
I could be forced to part with that much cash but it looks like he has changed bushing material to a "self lubricating nylon". Technically this is what the stock bushings are made of, no? Until I see reports of the "new" material lasting 5000 miles or more I can't justify the cost.
I've got 2300 km on the stockers now and they are just starting to show movement.
Note: I had not been to his site before so I only have the threads here as reference to what they were made of originally. If I'm off base, I'm open to correction.
oh.... and the Canadian buy now button does not work for the complete set.
 

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Only way to go. Replaced mine on 2013 1000xt. Best bushings out there. John is the best. Only bushings I will ever buy. You cant go wrong.
 

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Gto them too. Worth every penny.

Stock bushings are so bad that they would wear by just looking at them. I got tired to change at every 1000 km. Now, with GP bushings, 5000 km and they're still good. No play, no slack. In the end, GP complete set is less costly than the stock one, I saved 5 changes.

You need a c-clamp to insert a pin im the bushing. You grease only one time and forget them. Only Double-D ( sway-bar bushings ) needs to be greased periodically.
 

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Thanks guys I'll be ordering them next week probably quite the job to put them in so guess a case of beer will be in order as well
 

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Yes it will, and if it is your shock bushings, he will make you a set of those as well..
 

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I was on his site the other day to order a set and they are prohibitively expensive.
Quality made products isn't cheap up front, but are economical in the long term.

Also, if you buy same complete bushing set from BRP, it'll cost 260$.

I could be forced to part with that much cash but it looks like he has changed bushing material to a "self lubricating nylon".
No. It's made from low quality nylon and they're not self-lubricating.

Canadian buy now button does not work for the complete set.
I just tried and it works.
 

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I purchased the whole set and did the rear sway bar D-bushings and 4 rear linkage bushings his weekend. It was a real tight fit but got the job done without removing any plastic. fixed all the knocking from the sway bar and it rides like new again. rar end is nice and tight. Gonna do the front upper and lower A-arm bushings this weekend. I even called John at garage products on Sunday to ask a question about installing , left a message and within 10 minutes he called me back. Excellent product and worth the money.

Eric in CT
 
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