How often do you re-grease?

4 replies to this topic
  • barch88

Posted July 22, 2006 - 07:13 PM


I greased my bike first thing when I got it home, steering stem bearings, wheel bearings, suspension linkage, etc...I used Amsoil High Speed waterproof lithium grease, it's been 20 hours so far and I took the front wheel off and looked under the dust seals, the bearings still look very packed with grease, so I put it back on, and didn't bother to take the rear wheel off, linkage apart, steering stem apart to check those because I figured they would be fine too.

The bike rolls and turns smooth as butter still, so should I not mess with the grease until my next valve check, or should I tear into it all? Just wondering when you guy's usually go through it all. Also, should I grease the kickstarter bearings? I noticed it has a dust cover behind the kick starter...

Thanks, Mike.

  • stock510

Posted July 22, 2006 - 11:10 PM


I guess it depends on what sort of riding you do.

Lately ive been doing A LOT of riding in mud and water and the bike has been getting super dirty. Every few wet rides i pull the thing apart to get the bike super clean (06 450) and go through the greasing process.

If its dry then when you think it needs it??????

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  • David37

Posted July 22, 2006 - 11:21 PM


IMO the minimum you should be regreasing your linkage and stem bearings is once a year. Wheel bearings I would do every 3-4 months depending on how much riding you do in a month. If you ride in the mud, water and sand a lot, I would regrease every month or every other month.

  • barch88

Posted July 22, 2006 - 11:24 PM


I ride in sand/dirt. Nothing like mud or anything with water though. I will just go through them the next 20 hours...:thumbsup: 20 hours for me is about a month...or maybe even less, depeding how much I ride. I usually go once a week for 5 hours or so, but I'm going to start going more often. If I get a track built I will be riding every day, but funds are killer for that... :ride:


  • Chickenhauler

Posted July 22, 2006 - 11:48 PM


I tear down and regrease annually, part of the winter boredom killer, but I have zerks in my linkage and grease 1 pump before every ride.

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