Lower linkage greasing

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Posted: May 23, 2021 at 5:51 Quote
Just curious as to how often you guys are greasing the lower linkage via the grease zerk? Any particular grease you’re using? And are we pumping just enough to see it come out around the linkage?

Posted: Jun 6, 2021 at 9:17 Quote
Hopefully I'm not hijacking this thread but I also have a few questions surrounding this.

1. What grease are you using for the zerk fitting?

2. How often are you pumping grease in vs. taking it apart and cleaning it?

Posted: Jun 28, 2021 at 3:22 Quote
Hi,

don't wait for the first grease. My Tallboy was not greased good from Santa.
So I had some water inside the linkage. Greased up all Bearings and need approx 2 Hours for the service.
Santa made a really good manual for the service.
To be fair, I use a bike cleaner and i assume with every wash you take some grease with it.
So i would make this service two times a year.

I use Mucoff Bio grease and 'I'm happy with it.


Posted: Jun 29, 2021 at 9:11 Quote
605endurbro wrote:
Hopefully I'm not hijacking this thread but I also have a few questions surrounding this.

1. What grease are you using for the zerk fitting?

2. How often are you pumping grease in vs. taking it apart and cleaning it?

Just did this job.

1. I used this from HF -https://www.harborfreight.com/grease-gun-with-3-oz-grease-95575.html?_br_psugg_q=gease+gun. Also purchased this grease https://www.harborfreight.com/marine-boat-trailer-and-4x4-wheel-bearing-grease-97844.html

2. On the V2 HT, you don't have to fully remove the link. But removing it only takes an extra 10 mins. Plus it makes cleaning the lower cavity much easier. I service the link yearly but of course it depends how often and where you ride. If you ride in wet areas, I would service it more often. Again, really easy job. Here's a good video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2J-IvRqiMEg&t=435s

Posted: Jul 8, 2021 at 13:43 Quote
I don't grease, typically change out all the bearings after 2-3 seasons depending on wear. Helps that SC sends free bearings to the original owners.

Posted: Jul 15, 2021 at 15:53 Quote
Check my video about vpp service

https://youtu.be/2J-IvRqiMEg

Posted: Jul 19, 2021 at 6:52 Quote
Do you need a funky tool to grease via the port as I guess it needs pressure push it.
Having just bought a Bronson v4 it's new to me, the Nomad I had before never had the port so once a year I was bearing swapping.

Posted: Jul 19, 2021 at 8:03 Quote
Calzor-Suzay wrote:
Do you need a funky tool to grease via the port as I guess it needs pressure push it.
Having just bought a Bronson v4 it's new to me, the Nomad I had before never had the port so once a year I was bearing swapping.

Just a mini grease gun that fits the zerk fitting

Posted: Jul 27, 2021 at 16:38 Quote
Thanks, in the end it worked out not much more just to get the Hilka grease gun.

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