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Old 03-15-2009, 12:38 AM   #51
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Sorry mate. Wasn't trying to be a smart arse.

Don't be surprise they're gone though. Factories never put a lot of or any grease on the bearings. I'm going through all this all over again with my new DRZ400E. Luckily it has grease nipples but not all of them (swingarm bearings) and they were dry as. Had heaps of trouble getting the swingarm shaft out. So it's not just a BM thing. On my BM the bushes (that's the name for them, isn't it?) looked like this once I got around to lubing them. I now do it at the 10k km interval. Same for the SHB, even though it's not on the schedule.

For the record. This is a few 100km down the track off a new Dakar.

notmybikemodelname, don't upside downers get more pitting though or do those guards actually work?

tmotten screwed with this post 09-25-2009 at 05:05 PM
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