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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-16-2015, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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Grease Fitting for 2015 RG Neck Bearings

Anyone grease the neck bearings on their 2015 RG? I can't find the grease fitting. Do I have to disassemble the fairing?

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Just checked a couple of sections of the service manual and it looks like they're sealed bearings. Have to pack them with grease like a wheel bearing on a car when installing them. If you try to take them out, they are destroyed and have to be replaced.

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Thanks OBB. I guess I can return the new grease gun I bought today.
I started shopping for a 2015 HD service manual too. They's expensive.

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You should have got a manual with your bike! And yes, they are bigger diameter lifetime sealed/greased bearings.....sit back, relax and read your manual, and enjoy a TON of low maintenance riding with this new bike!!!
Also, checking head play is completely different on this bike. No more "Swing check" as we used to know it. It's "Kind of the same....but different" now
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Thanks OBB. I guess I can return the new grease gun I bought today.
I started shopping for a 2015 HD service manual too. They's expensive.

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Look at the bright side. Once you return that grease gun, You'll have a couple bucks for beer
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I ordered my manual from Kutter Harley. Much cheaper than retail.


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sit back, relax and read your manual, and enjoy a TON of low maintenance riding with this new bike!!!
low maintenance? you have to inspect, adjust and lubricate steering head bearings every 25,000 miles. in order to properly do that, you have to tear your front end down.

i see the 25k maintenance at the dealer becoming a very expensive proposition. (for those who dealer service their bike).

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Grease Fitting for 2015 RG Neck Bearings

Not Having an easy accessible neck bearing grease fitting nipple is clueless to me.


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Look at the bright side. Once you return that grease gun, You'll have a couple bucks for beer
Or a really expensive service manual.

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Just got a new tire and inspection and I was looking over the receipt and it was noted that my steering head was "tight" and marked that it did not pass their check. In other words, out of specs I guess. Passed inspection though. Counter guy did not really know any details and service guys were closing up. Counter guy said neck bearings are a four hour job. I don't notice anything wrong. Anybody else have any issues with them failing? Bike has 28,000 miles and two year warranty is up in September. I have ESP but I forgot to ask whether warranty or ESP covers neck bearings. Probably not.

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