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Old 12-12-2008, 12:09 AM   #38
Joined: Jul 2005
Location: Traveler
Oddometer: 5,221
Originally Posted by Loadedagain
no!!!!! bearings come pre packed with a sufficient amount of grease. packing in a whole whack more could cause an overheating condition and failure. you may get lucky and heat the bearing up resulting in liquid grease pouring out... but the result will be similar... no grease... you will likely have a failure.

or maybe it was this:(will check the specific tube when I get home).

'02 640 Adventure
Guys, I am an idiot but I pulled my sprocket carrier bearing cause it was running rough, after I knocked it out(propane torch to heat gently), I washed it out after popping the seals and then packed the piss out of it(basically filled it full, left some small room for expansion) with the above grease(I packed every other bearing on the bike with this same grease, swing arm, steering head, all wheel bearings-front and rear wheels, pivot, etc.) I even put some under the front fork trash seals ala Creeper...then I rode the bike to Seattle, shipped it to Russia rode to Mongolia(Gobi desert for two weeks, temps around 110F.) and then to Europe. Around 10K miles was gravel sand dirt.

My sprocket carrier bearing still runs rough, I plan to repack it this winter. For now, still the same grease.
When I left for Seattle miles were 14K, now 35K or more.
You will not liquify this grease, it is designed for disc brakes running hot.
Pop the seals with a pocket knife. Just do it.
'02 KTM 640 Adventure-lowered
"On the road there are no special cases."
Cormack McCarthy-The Crossing

The faster it goes the faster it breaks.
And high performance=high maintenance.
Bill Shockley

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