Quick reminder for all those getting new bikes

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  • grayracer513

Posted September 24, 2007 - 07:22 AM


so if i don't race does that mean i don't have to grease it?

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A 15 year-old from Kakabeka Falls might think that. :worthy:

  • rickallen124

Posted September 24, 2007 - 03:04 PM


They don't put too much grease on the bearings because the EPA would have cow if even a drop fell off. I remember it having something to do with EPA regulations regarding imports ect. I don't know the exact rule but grayracer or sunruh probably know.

  • grayracer513

Posted September 24, 2007 - 03:47 PM


I remember it having something to do with EPA regulations regarding imports ect.

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  • mxjosh

Posted September 26, 2007 - 12:33 PM


Its definitely something I'm not good at. The last thing I want to do is take my brand new bike apart for maintenance.

I'm pretty sure that the more bikes they can lube with one container the more money they save. Plus, you might be motivated to buy their grease too.

Take a pair of pants for example. The button on the pants costs 3cents to buy and they have been using it for awhile. They then find a button for 2cents at slightly lower quality so they switch to that. 1 cent isn't much but if they sell 1 million pairs of pants thats $10,000 they get to keep.

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  • grayracer513

Posted September 26, 2007 - 01:34 PM


On the other hand, if they add 5 cents to the price of the pants to cover it, no one will notice, and they'll make $50K more on the same million pair. If the cost of the grease (which they buy by the rail car load) entered into it, they would simply add it on.

  • mxjosh

Posted September 26, 2007 - 03:43 PM


Good point. I was trying to keep it simple...you know K.I.S.S. Keep it simple stupid. Companies are pretty good at ripping us off. Doesn't take much.

  • ORrooster

Posted September 29, 2007 - 06:34 PM


KAS, I thought you got a YZ250. Did you switch to 4st? This is Jake, the guy who bought your 300.

  • WileE1

Posted September 29, 2007 - 09:05 PM


I just finished going through my "08" 450. Its amazing how little grease is used. But I feel better now that Ive gone through and done it. Its also imprtant to clean the brake rotors off with contact cleaner as they are shipped with a coating to reduce rust from shipping. If not well your rotors are cooked!

  • KAS

Posted October 08, 2007 - 08:10 AM


KAS, I thought you got a YZ250. Did you switch to 4st? This is Jake, the guy who bought your 300.

Hi Jake, I somehow missed your post. :confused:

Yes, I gave in to the hype and went with a 4-stroke. So far so good, I really like it. The only issue I have with it right now is its kinda high-strung for really technical stuff, but I'm hoping to cure that with a heavier flywheel.

Other than that its awesome!

The YZ250 is up for sale. I'd love to keep it as its a great bike, but its gonna pay for the 450, so oh well.

BTW glad to see the 300 is getting put to good use!

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