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  • Offline Banksy

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    Grease, or lack of... 😉
    on: Feb 10, 2020, 04.16 pm
    Feb 10, 2020, 04.16 pm
    As the weather has been a little bit stormy the last few days I've opted to do a little preventative maintenance on the bike.
    This afternoon I got in the garage and stripped the rear suspension to lube the bushes.
    Honda must be penny pinching as all the roller bearings in the suspension were as good as dry!
    My bike only has 3600 miles and is 6 months old so its not age related.
    Bearings packed with grease now and piece of mind knowing they will be fine now.

    If you haven't done yours yet it may be worth your time as I bet Honda have skimped with the grease on yours too.

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    Re: Grease, or lack of... 😉
    Reply #1 on: Feb 10, 2020, 07.29 pm
    Feb 10, 2020, 07.29 pm
    Its on my to do list

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    Re: Grease, or lack of... 😉
    Reply #2 on: Feb 11, 2020, 03.58 am
    Feb 11, 2020, 03.58 am
    Very good advice.  Thanks. 

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    Re: Grease, or lack of... 😉
    Reply #3 on: Feb 11, 2020, 03.03 pm
    Feb 11, 2020, 03.03 pm
    Shoulda shot a how-to video while you were at it.  I'm sure many forum members would have benefitted. 

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    Re: Grease, or lack of... 😉
    Reply #4 on: Feb 11, 2020, 03.39 pm
    Feb 11, 2020, 03.39 pm
    Yes, when I got mine at 6k miles, I noticed a slight play in the linkage bearings. Stripped them down and they were bone dry. I packed them with grease and all was well. I've got the forks off at the moment, I must remember to check and grease the headstock bearings before I put it back together again. I bet they're bone dry too  :789:.

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    Re: Grease, or lack of... 😉
    Reply #5 on: Feb 11, 2020, 08.22 pm
    Feb 11, 2020, 08.22 pm
    Check the front wheel bearings while you are at it.

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    Re: Grease, or lack of... 😉
    Reply #6 on: Feb 12, 2020, 08.49 am
    Feb 12, 2020, 08.49 am
    *Originally Posted by Mcgrath [+]
    Check the front wheel bearings while you are at it.
    :028:

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    Re: Grease, or lack of... 😉
    Reply #7 on: Aug 13, 2020, 09.10 am
    Aug 13, 2020, 09.10 am
    can i ask which way are the bearing seal seated  took mine out now i can`t remember , cheers in advance