If you’re not sure how to tell if you need upper or lower ball joints in your Yamaha Viking, or if your Yamaha Viking ball joints are definitely bad and need to be replaced at once, we’re here to serve you any way that we can at Everything Yamaha Offroad! We carry Yamaha Viking ball joints and ball joint kits by well-known and well-respected companies like All Balls Racing, Moose, and EPI. Plus, because of our decades of experience, we know which Yamaha Viking ball joints are good, and which Yamaha Viking ball joints are bad. And for this reason, we’re perfectly suited to help you steer clear of the garbage ball joints that can’t stand up to the riggers of the off-road. Riders with portal gear lifts and massive 35”+ tires put a lot of stress on their ball joints. Consequently, a stronger and more heavy-duty ball joint is needed to withstand the extra forces. Procuring quality ball joints, however, is only half the battle, as the process of removing and replacing ball joints can be a Herculean task in and of itself!
Whether you’re installing new a-arms and want to reuse the ball joints that came stock on your machine, or if you’re upgrading your Yamaha Viking ball joints so that they don’t break and leave you stranded in the field, you can’t just beat on your ball joints and expect them to come out. While things like pickle forks can break the taper fit stud away from the spindle, to break the ball joint out of the control arm, you’re going to want a ball joint press that is purpose built for the job. Instead of throwing down at Harbor Freight for a Yamaha Viking ball joint separator, you can instead visit your local Advance Auto, Audozone, or other auto parts store to rent a ball joint press. And if they’ve got the Honda lower ball joint adapter, that’s even better, as this works like a charm to remove and reinstall Yamaha Viking ball joints. Don’t let broken, malfunctioning, or worn-down ball joints ruin your ride and nip the problem in the bud with some stock-style or aftermarket Yamaha Viking ball joints from Everything Yamaha Offroad!