Water proofing my bike

So in prep for running my timber sled kit this winter I want to do a few things to help "water poof" the bike. as well as just general water proofing certin items for deep water crossings and mud/dust. These things i can think of to maintain long life:

 

1. Install grease fittings on the fallowing items to keep water out and the bearing fresh for as long as possible:

  • Front and rear wheel hubs
  • Steering neck
  • Rear swing arm pivot
  • Top and bottom of shock mount.

2. I also need to snow proof the air box. Not sure how to do this but I have a few ideas of installing some hydrophobic screens on the inlets to help keep snow from packing them up.

 

 

Don't forget.. Dielectric grease ALL connections. On my 450 I used balloons and zip ties on unused connectors.

I'd skip the zerts and just use a good waterproof, aluminum based soap (not lithium)  grease like belray or schaffers.   If your riding in super cold minus temps use a low temp grease from one of the snowmobile manufactures.

I'd skip the zerts and just use a good waterproof, aluminum based soap (not lithium)  grease like belray or schaffers.   If your riding in super cold minus temps use a low temp grease from one of the snowmobile manufactures.

 

why specifically no the lithium based? 

washes out easier  despite packaging claims of water resistant

washes out easier  despite packaging claims of water resistant

 

Ahh, I'm, thinking of using a NGLI #2 Synthetic, Most of the stuff I will be using will only be on the bike during the summer months. The swing arm, shock, front and rear axles all come off the bike for that timbersled kit.

 

I still want to install the zerks so that every time I ride I can just put a little bit more in it to make sure that it never gets dirt. So far every axle i've ever pulled out has been caked with mud and crap. even after a new seal kit its the same story

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