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Posted: May 22, 2020 at 12:20 Quote
@loki87 Good call. Do you know if it has to be Lithium based? Or, can it be a bio-based all purpose grease? I use WPL Absolute bike grease and it's been pretty good. Thoughts?

Posted: May 22, 2020 at 13:09 Quote
jdelasalle wrote:
@loki87 Good call. Do you know if it has to be Lithium based? Or, can it be a bio-based all purpose grease? I use WPL Absolute bike grease and it's been pretty good. Thoughts?

Honestly i have no clue. I just found out after killing my needle bearing that some greases tend to react with each other and lose all of their lubricating properties. AFAIK the grease used in this bearing and pretty much used for most applications on a bike is Lithium based. If it hasn´t done you any harm so far, it probably isn´t a problem. I´d guess bio based greases are less likely to react with synthetic ones? It´s also not all combinations that are bad, but the combination i had was apparently too much for the tiny needle bearings to handle, they gunked up and it left some pretty noticable marks on the axle.

Posted: May 23, 2020 at 12:00 Quote
Alright, I tore down the bike and regreased all the linkages, bolts etc, turns out it was the rear shock yoke bolt was dry as hell. Greased it up and its quiet as heck again, Needle bearing definitely needs to be changed soon. couple mm of play, but it'll have to do for now. Thanks for all the help guys! I'll keep Dunbar cycles in my bookmarks for future reference for parts.

Posted: May 23, 2020 at 22:47 Quote
RAD dude! Stoked you got it sorted. Those needle bearings I find need changing every year depending on how much use it gets. I often buy a few needle bearings just to have them on hand.

Posted: May 24, 2020 at 4:19 Quote
That reminds me, does anyone know the exact specs or number or whatever of those needle bearings? I might as well get me some spare ones now to sit in the toolbox until I need them.

Posted: May 26, 2020 at 17:34 Quote
Loki87 wrote:
That reminds me, does anyone know the exact specs or number or whatever of those needle bearings? I might as well get me some spare ones now to sit in the toolbox until I need them.
the reference is bk-5890

Posted: May 26, 2020 at 17:37 Quote
jonasdh wrote:
Loki87 wrote:
That reminds me, does anyone know the exact specs or number or whatever of those needle bearings? I might as well get me some spare ones now to sit in the toolbox until I need them.
the reference is bk-5890

Thanks! Salute

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