What needs lubing on the 07's
Posted March 12, 2007 - 06:07 AM
Posted March 12, 2007 - 07:00 AM
linkage bearings, etc. The April 2007 Dirt Rider issue has a good article
called "Grease All Threads" that conveys some of this. Every bike I have
purchased in the last 20 years has come from the manufacturer with
very minimal grease - and some with NO grease! Make sure you check
your manual for torque-ing specs as well.
Posted March 12, 2007 - 08:30 AM
I am sure this tutorial will give you a good run through on the process of working on the linkage. I am going to attempt it myself this weekend.
Posted March 13, 2007 - 08:26 AM
Strip down you suspension (good to do when inserting AIS kit), front and rear axle and steering column bearings. Use a good quality waterproof grease. We used the Motul grease as it comes in a handy tube and not a tub. Dont be shy as you can clean the excess of once the parts are back together. Remember that you should re-grease your bike often if using high pressure washers or riding in wet conditions alot. I also spray some penetrating oil on the rear brake spring and foot peg springs.
The above takes a few hours, but will cut done on a large bill when the bearings collapse.