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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-10-2007, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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Grease fitting?

Hi all, is this a grease fitting: http://www.pbase.com/hiker/grease

If so, are there any others?

Thanks...

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It's the bleeder valve for the front brakes.....

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It's the bleeder valve for the front brakes.....
Which one? Are they both bleeder valves? Thanks...

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Which one? Are they both bleeder valves? Thanks...
Yep, both of 'em are brake bleeders.

EDIT: I was refering to both those with the hex on them (left & right).
The other one, towards the bottom is not a bleeder. The parts fiche doesn't even show the rubber boot, but I suspect it may just be a cover for an access hole, incase you need to push the caliper arm out??


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There is a bleeder on each caliper that has a rubber cap (the upper on in your pictures).

The other rubber cap that is lower down from the beeder valve is a seal for the sliding pin on the caliper. I would not recommend removing this unless you are removing the calipers to install new brake pads or service them because one of your brake pads is wearing down faster than another which can be due to a stuck caliper

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Thanks all... I almost greased the damn things!


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Just to clarify some things..
There are no grease fittings at all on the VN750 that I am aware of.
Now there are some we would like to have, like for the splines.. but.. no..

*L* Brings to mind a forum discussion I saw recently...
http://www.hdforums.com/m_2027182/mpage_1/key_/tm.htm

Oh and Hiker, I didn't mean to hijack your thread

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I HAVE A GREASE NIPPLE FITTED FOR LUBING MY REAR/FRONT SPLINES AND UJ, I JUST FILL THE WHOLE SHAFT TUBE AND THEY LUBE THEMSELVES HAVE A LOOK https://www.vn750.com/photopost/showp...user=1321&sl=e
OH I CHECKED OUT THAT DISCUSION IN YOUR LINK - HE COULD HAVE JUST REMOVED THE SIDE PLUG (OIL SCREEN CAP) AND DRAINED THE OIL THROUGH THAT .. NO BIGGY.. BUT IS IT JUST COINCIDENCE TWO PEOPLE THAT ......... LIVING NEXT DOOR TO EACH OTHER. ONE TO SUGEST IT .THE OTHER TO DO IT. AS MR FOXWORTHY WOULD SAY 'HERE'S YOUR SIGN' LOL.

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Hi all, is this a grease fitting: http://www.pbase.com/hiker/grease

If so, are there any others?

Thanks...
Um, I don't think that's a grease fitting...I think that's the bleed valve for the brakes.

Edit: Wow! I should have read the rest of the thread before posting...
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