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Old 09-09-2018, 09:55 PM   #1
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Location of grease nipple

How do you get at the grease nipple for the wheel bearings? Thanks
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Old 09-09-2018, 10:32 PM   #2
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Most owners, but not all, pull of the wheel and drum and lube the bearings by hand.


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I do this often. Some tips: Pump the grease by hand, SLOWLY. It takes a while for grease to work through, and come out the front. Especially if the fitting was last greased by hand, and the middle cavity between the front and rear is empty. It takes about 100 pumps before the new grease comes all the way through the front, and you can tell because the new grease is not blackened by use. It takes three tubes of grease to do all four wheels. The important point is don't pump too hard, or use a pneumatic gun. I'm convinced that the stories you read about seals blowing out are because of excessive pressure.
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Old 09-16-2018, 07:55 PM   #5
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I do this often. Some tips: Pump the grease by hand, SLOWLY. It takes a while for grease to work through, and come out the front. Especially if the fitting was last greased by hand, and the middle cavity between the front and rear is empty. It takes about 100 pumps before the new grease comes all the way through the front, and you can tell because the new grease is not blackened by use. It takes three tubes of grease to do all four wheels. The important point is don't pump too hard, or use a pneumatic gun. I'm convinced that the stories you read about seals blowing out are because of excessive pressure.
I have been using a pneumatic gun without any problems just make sure you jack up the wheel and spin it.. no issues as the gun pumps in strokes just like a manual gun.
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