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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by EdY39 View Post
Zerk fittings are threaded. Replace with a 90 degree fittings or get a connection that slides on from the side. I've used "Green grease" for years in the fork stem. Good stuff and no drips in hot weather.
Thanks Ed, I have tried the grease connection that slides on from the very poorly. If they are threaded I will go that route before I cut the fairing bracket any. I am going to check on that "green grease"

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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 09:02 PM
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I changed to a 12" long rubber hose on my grease gun. It works very well. cost about $10.00 I think.
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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 12:24 PM
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If you do not have any front end shimmy between 40 - 50 on decelleration, why bother unless things are really loose. As to grease fittings, get a 90 degree job - makes life much easier.

BTW - I use a good quality marine grease as its water proof and does not seem to melt away on hot days.
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post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by skratch View Post
before you go to all this trouble, do the fallaway check. if it is within spec. don't mess with it. and just in case your manual still has the old specs, it has been changed to 1.5 to 3 swings (i think thats what it is, mine is on the tight side at 2)
What is a swing u refer to? I have never had to adjust the neck bearings befor on a factory set up bike.
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Originally Posted by ExtremeLimitz View Post
What is a swing u refer to? I have never had to adjust the neck bearings befor on a factory set up bike.
Put it on a lift, so the handlebars can swing freely. You may have to remove the clutch if its tight. Crank the bars all the way left or right and let them go. It should swing all the way right, left and settle straight. If it keeps swinging, mine was 5, than you need to tighten the bearing.

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post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-22-2013, 11:31 AM
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Mine came from the factory with a wobble, not uncommon since its the same setup as the EG which allows for a 3 swing since the faring is mounted the the forks. At least thats how the service manager rationalized the factory error???

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