Loosen and unscrew the main pivot bolt six or seven turns. Tap on the head of the bolt with a plastic hammer to push out the left hand pivot axle.
Remove the pivot axle bolt and thread it into the left hand pivot axle. Use the bolt to pull the axle out.
Gently tap the right-hand pivot axle out from the inside with a sockethead driver or small tap.
Remove the swingarm from the pivot, taking care not to lose the four quad rings.
Thoroughly clean all parts and inspect for wear or damage. Replace parts as necessary.
Liberally grease all nylon bearings and quad rings with K2 Goo or other waterproof, Teflon-fortified grease.
Place quad rings back into recessed grooves on inside and outside of each swingarm knuckle.
Reinstall swingarm and pivot axles. Torque main pivot bolt to 175 in-lbs. Make sure that pivot axles are pressing into
the main pivot hole.
See the previous notes on Main Pivot Adjustment.
K2 Bike Maintenance Schedule
Required Inspection/Service Check torque on all bolts Check shock function Clean bicycle frame / component / shocks Adjust spring preload setting Adjust swingarm pinch bolts Lubricate fork (see Noleen Fork Manual) Inspect Frame / Swingarm for damage* Remove / regrease or reLoctite / retorque all bolts Inspect / service shock Inspect / Service all Nylon Bearings
Every Ride 4 4
4 4 4 4
Ye a r l y
4 4 4
You should periodically inspect your K2 Bike frame and swingarm for damage from crashes and hard riding. You should clean and closely inspect
the headtube area, bottom bracket area, and all front and rear suspension parts.
Part Name / Location
Size / Description
Main pivot screw Swingarm pinch Brake pivot (1000-3000) Brake pivot (all other bikes) Upper shock Lower shock (most bikes) Lower shock (3000., 2000, 1000) Lower strut (3000, 2000, 1000) Derailleur hanger Bottle boss
M8 x 1.25 x 65 SHCS M6 x 1 x 20 SHCS M10 M8 M6 x 1 x 45 BHCS M6 x 1 x 38 SHCS M6 x 1 x 20 SHCS M6 x 1 x 23 BHCS M4 x 8 FHCS M5 x .8 x 15 SHCS
Torque and L
These tables are provided
5500C, 4500C, 5000, 4000, 3000, 2000, 1000 Animal, Beast, Animal DH, Lite Tech LT450
as a reference for qualified technicians
to service all K2 Bikes.
The following Replacement / Service Kits are available from your K2 Bike / Noleen Authorized Dealer. They are intended for use by your K2 Bike / Noleen dealer or other qualified mechanic possesing the proper training and tools.
K2 Bike 1000, 2000, 3000 (also 857-style) Bearing / Se K2 Bike 5500C - 4000 (Most bikes) Bearing / Seal Kit
Cross-Link Seal Kit (all models) Cross-Link Bearing Kit Chubby Seal Kit (Chubby and Chubby LT)
Replaces all bearings and seals Replaces all bearings and seals
Replaces all clear pivot seals and other parts Replaces all link bearings Replaces all Chubby seals
RK001 RK008 RK004 RK006 RK007