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    GL500 Pro Link parts source?

    So I finally decided I better deal with the squeaking and took the rear linkage apart this afternoon. The shorter bushings are fine, the two long ones not so fine. Anyone have a link to a good source of parts, bushings and seals etc. Maybe a package deal for the whole unit? thanks
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    I take mine to a local machinist who turns up a new set of the steel bushings/collars.

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    Have them made with grease gallies and tapped for fittings.
    You would never need to take them apart gain
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    So after cleaning it all up I figure it's not so bad as it first appeared. The seals are in good shape, I the ran the two long collars in the lathe to smooth out the galled areas with fine paper. Going back together tomorrow with molly to see how it feels with a free moving linkage. I know long term the zerk plan is best, but I can deal with that next year if I'm still into this bike. Thanks for your input
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    To follow up on "fixing the squeak" I went through all the Pro link pivot bushings, cleaned and greased and it rides waaay smoother. Like it's supposed to I guess. Feels much more in control on the typical Michigan sort of paved roads. Fix the squeak, it's trying to tell you something.
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