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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-05-2011, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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Greasing Swing Arm Bearings - Video

Hey all,

I made a video of the steps needed to grease the swing arm bearings. I hope it's useful.
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Nice walk-through. This would be a great time to moly-up the final drive before reassembly, too.
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Nice walk-through. This would be a great time to moly-up the final drive before reassembly, too.
Thank you.

Yep, that's the plan.

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Great video, I esspecially liked the whoops! lol
Thanks.

Yeah, it'd be a good idea to wire the swing arm to the frame so that doesn't happen. I'll make note of that in the video.

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Great video Roach. Thanks for showing us what to expect.

I think your actual bearing packing technique could use some improvement though.

I tried to write up the technique I have used for 40 years, but it was too wordy and not clear enough for anyone not familiar with the procedure.

I found this 20 second clip on Youtube that demonstates the technique I was taught as a teenager by my father, a heavy duty mechanic.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agxjGtmHV_4

This is the quickest, simplest and most efficient way of packing a bearing that I know off, and does not require any special tools.

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I found this 20 second clip on Youtube that demonstates the technique I was taught as a teenager by my father, a heavy duty mechanic.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agxjGtmHV_4

This is the quickest, simplest and most efficient way of packing a bearing that I know off, and does not require any special tools.
Yup! That's how I do it. It ensures the grease is fully embedded throughout the entire inside of the bearing.

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Great video Roach. Thanks for showing us what to expect.

I think your actual bearing packing technique could use some improvement though.

I tried to write up the technique I have used for 40 years, but it was too wordy and not clear enough for anyone not familiar with the procedure.

I found this 20 second clip on Youtube that demonstates the technique I was taught as a teenager by my father, a heavy duty mechanic.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agxjGtmHV_4

This is the quickest, simplest and most efficient way of packing a bearing that I know off, and does not require any special tools.
Hey thanks!

I agree. I had been told to put grease on my plam and push the bearing into it, but that looks a lot more effiecent.

I did do a little better job packing it in after the camera was off. It's hard to record some things properly because I need to press the button on the camera after I'm done and I don't want to do that with a handfull of grease.

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Hey all,

I made a video of the steps needed to grease the swing arm bearings. I hope it's useful.
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Very useful. Thanks for making it. Your other vids are very good as well.
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