Swingarm Linkage Lube

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  • WGP

Posted January 16, 2006 - 10:43 AM


When you guys lube these things are you taking off the swing-arm too? And lubing the swingarm ? Or just doing the linkage?

Just checked the valves at 1900 miles (after an adjustment at 500) and there dead on :applause:

These bikes rock!!

  • crooks420

Posted January 16, 2006 - 12:58 PM


Yes, take the swing arm and all the linkage off. Make sure to work in a clean area and keep track of the whole setup. I did mine when it was fairly new, so I just wiped the old grease out and packed a good Moly grease in. Make sure to torque everything properly. Look in the manual for more info.

2005 WR450F

  • 642MX

Posted January 16, 2006 - 01:25 PM


Yep, take it all off and use plenty of grease.

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  • 642MX

Posted January 16, 2006 - 01:27 PM


Yep, take it all off and use plenty of grease.

I crack myself up sometimes. :applause:

  • crooks420

Posted January 27, 2006 - 10:41 PM


Whats so funny??? I just love doing it that way...... doesnt everybody?


  • BEAN329

Posted January 28, 2006 - 10:20 PM


Put grease fittings in mine.

  • beakr

Posted January 29, 2006 - 07:44 AM


I just tore mine all down for the first time yesterday (just over 500 miles) and removed the "string cheese" solid lubricant, and replaced it with Moly grease. The swingarm bearing was adequately lubed with grease, (it didn't have the "cheese"), but I packed some more in anyway. The linkage, all of the pivot bolts, and the rear axle bolt all got a healthy dose of Moly grease. Glad I took the time to tear it down, because it needed it.


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