I always figured I was one of those 'dodge a bullet' kind of guys, so after reading all the threads about the rear swingarm linkage bearings being undergreased and all the dire warnings to check and grease them yearly, monthly, weekly and/or daily I thought 'hah, mine are fine'. Boy was I wrong. The lower shock bearing-totally frozen. One of the bearings in the linkage doodad-filled with rusty bits of metal. I haven't gotten the other one apart yet-rusted tight-but I'm hoping I have a strong stomach. As I see it, there are two options. Be like me and hope for the best (and suffer the consequences) or get into it, pull it apart and grease the shinola out of it. I would post pictures but it's against all laws of decency to show what was going on back there.