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Old 10-24-2012, 06:18 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by ME 109 View Post
How much of an issue is greasing the bearings?......perhaps not too much as my bearings were 31 years old. They were stuffed, but still quite serviceable.
I'd consider it a yearly maintenance item unless you ride in the rain or off road a LOT. It's probably not necessary yearly, but with a grease gun and the right tip it's a 5 minute affair, so why not? Just pump grease through the pivot pins until you see clean new grease coming out past the seals. Wipe up what came out and you're done.
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