Swingarm and Shock linkage bearings

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Swingarm and Shock linkage bearings

Post  Randy Autrand on Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:16 pm

A buddy of mine told me the swingarm bearings and shock linkage bearings are sealed and do not need grease? That doesn't sound correct to me. Any input on this?
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Re: Swingarm and Shock linkage bearings

Post  Mauser on Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:48 pm

Ignore your buddy and pop the spindle out and grease them all up....leave the brake side nut alone and just undo the spindle nut and pop it out...I use a smaller diameter rod to hold things in place they are dead easy to do just use the side stand.

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Grease or not to grease

Post  Randy Autrand on Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:02 pm

Mauser wrote:Ignore your buddy and pop the spindle out and grease them all up....leave the brake side nut alone and just undo the spindle nut and pop it out...I use a smaller diameter rod to hold things in place they are dead easy to do just use the side stand.

That what I thought. Goona bust out the Marine grade Bel Ray Grease...... Thanks
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Re: Swingarm and Shock linkage bearings

Post  BuRP on Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:33 pm

+1 / Mauser's reply

The swinger actually needs regualr attention, especially so when you take the Pig swimming at times - or mudrolling, whatever, water ingresses. And yip, waterproof grease will do nicely, but don't rely on it to last forever.
Headraces ditto, however these are way easier to get to.
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