Rear linkage - the horror, the horror...
Posted October 01, 2008 - 05:19 PM
Boy was I wrong. The lower shock bearing-totally frozen. One of the bearings in the linkage doodad-filled with rusty bits of metal. I haven't gotten the other one apart yet-rusted tight-but I'm hoping I have a strong stomach.
As I see it, there are two options. Be like me and hope for the best (and suffer the consequences) or get into it, pull it apart and grease the shinola out of it.
I would post pictures but it's against all laws of decency to show what was going on back there.
Posted October 01, 2008 - 05:41 PM
i use marine grade grease (mercury) with teflon . it lasts way longer in the bearings .
i put marine grade never seize on the bushings .
Posted October 01, 2008 - 06:01 PM
Posted October 01, 2008 - 06:39 PM
Posted October 01, 2008 - 06:44 PM
Posted October 01, 2008 - 06:55 PM
[COLOR="Green"]how long did you torture that poor bike to make them so bad[/COLOR]
It's a 2006. Ridden probably an average of 5X a month since Jan06 so maybe 200 rides of ~60 miles each so 12,000 miles total.
Posted October 01, 2008 - 08:04 PM
Posted October 02, 2008 - 02:14 AM
Posted October 02, 2008 - 11:48 AM
What kills me is 7 to 8 thousand $ for a new bike and no matter what brand, it is recomended that you take it apart and grease the whole thing before you start riding it.
I'm with you totally on that one.
Imagine the uproar if new cars had to be pulled apart and maintained when you first bought them!
I see what you mean. Thank you for posting the shots.
Rest assured that at least half of the WR/YZs out there are probably the same or worse!
I greased mine about 5 or 6 rides ago.
I'm on vacation at the moment.
I think I'll re-grease it all again today, and I'll be doing it every 700-800km from now on too!
As a side note; I came up with this to try and extend maintenance intervals: http://www.thumperta...074#post7019074
Posted October 02, 2008 - 02:23 PM
Posted October 02, 2008 - 03:49 PM
Like Ben Stiller says in 'Starsky and Hutch'-Do it. Do it.
Posted October 04, 2008 - 05:27 AM