KTM Heim Joint Press Tool (HJPT)


KTM PDS rear shock absorber models (including EXC and XC-W, both 2-stroke and 4-stroke) have a press fit heim joint bearing in the swingarm. The Heim Joint Press Tool (HJPT) can be used to easily replace the bearing. Be sure to choose the correct version as the heim joint bearing dimensions changed on 2017+ models. HJPT16 for model year up to 2016; HJPT17 for model year 2017+. HJPT1617 includes two press tools and works on all years.

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The Heim Joint Press Tool (HJPT) is used to remove old heim joint bearings and press in new bearings to KTM off-road motorcycles swingarms fitted with PDS rear shock absorbers. The advantage of using the HJPT over a method such as hammering is that the HJPT presses the bearing in to the swingarm straight, in a controlled manner minimizing the chance of damage to the swingarm and bearing. The press tool is specially shaped so that it only contacts the bearing outer cage and features a machined press stop which positions the new bearing precisely in the center of the swingarm. Each HJPT kit includes a press tool, bearing collar, bearing cup, press bolt, bolt head spacer, washer and nut.

Note: The heim joint dimensions changed from 2017+ model year. As such the HJPT16 can not be used on 2017+ model year bikes and HJPT17 can not be used on 2016, or older model year bikes. Please order the HJPT1617 (includes two press tool heads) if you need to be able to replace the heim joint bearing on any model year.

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HJPT16, HJPT17, HJPT1617