grease fitting


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glasshead
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grease fitting

Postby glasshead » Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:53 pm



What does the grease fitting on the top of the drive shaft housing feed? What kind of grease does it take and how often do you grease it? (Where does all the grease go if you pump too much in? :?: :?:



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virgilmobile
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Re: grease fitting

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:33 am

Personally I've ignored the grease fitting.Never could see how pumping grease in there could get any on the drive shaft splines.Every time you remove the rear wheel,you should also remove the driveshaft and moly grease the entire coupler.
If it makes you feel better,2 pumps twice a year with moly grease.
Then when you take it apart,you can scrape it off the driveshaft housing.

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dnehasert
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Re: grease fitting

Postby dnehasert » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:40 am

I usually use the grease gun and shoot a couple or so squirts every year. I had not taken off the finsl drive for 7 years as the nuts were rounded when I bought the bike. After it was repaired, there was plenty of grease in it and looked like new.

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Re: grease fitting

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:46 am

Good to hear that it had plenty of grease that got to the splines...When I first saw the design,I was skeptical,so I just slathered the coupler and drive shaft by hand.
Whatever your comfortable with....




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