Originally Posted by henrymartin
This is a follow up on my seal guard issue at 5k, where I stated my opinion that the OP did not do proper maintenance. Some here disagreed with me. So, let's see if the last pic changes your mind.
The stock bearings had some weird plastic lube sticks in there (there is a name for it)
that appeared almost dry, so in went the pick and out came the plastic lube thingy.
It's called MPL a polylube that could have been left in. Read this article it explains it: http://www.thumperfaq.com/swingarm.htm