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I am just about to strip the bike (not the engine) and re-grease everything.

Any tips?????????

Thanks

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Latex gloves.... and oh yea, scratch your nose before you dip your fingers in lube. Actually forget that last one, you'll get an itch the second you're all lubed up.

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Good topic, greasing is something Im not familure with, other then wheel bearings when changing tires... What does eveyone do for linkage etc? and how often?

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Good topic, greasing is something Im not familure with, other then wheel bearings when changing tires... What does eveyone do for linkage etc? and how often?

thanks

Typically if I ride alot I will grease my linkage 3 to 4 times a year. However, where we live now, it's all sand so more often. Steering bearings about the same. But thats just me.

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I would recommend the Moly Grease... Honda makes a tube thats kinda pricey, but I can attest to the "No wear" Characteristics it has. A cheaper way to achieve the same type of super protections would be to go to AutoZone, and get the tube of Ford/Mercury Moly fortified grease. You get a lot more and I think its about as good... Lots of clean rags as well... dirt and new grease arent any better then dirty old grease.

Moly is the balz though... I have some original bearings in my 07' that have been through the ringer, I really mean that... and most are as good as new. I usually do them about twice a year for real, and the wheels and shock linkage any time I have it apart. I also ride Snowmobiles about half the year, so maybe more if you ride all year.

If you are smart enough to use this site then you can do this right. You will know when a bearing should be replaced instead of cleaned and greased, but the more you take care of em' the longer they last... Period.

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water is the killer here

I agree... If your bearings and grease smell like old riding boots when you start taking them apart, you are someone who should check your bearings often... mostly swing-arm and shock linkage, as they arent sealed like most wheel bearings... But that being said, I like to re-pack my wheel bearing seals to keep out the water and sand even if its not getting to the bearings themselves. Does that make sense?

Again, my bearings tend to last a long time (except lower shock).:worthy:

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