Steering stem leaking grease
Posted June 04, 2009 - 07:28 PM
When I showed it to the service guy at my dealer, he told me that was normal. I called B$. Grease does not run unless it is heated or diluted.
I am willing to entertain the idea that some gas got past the check valve on the fuel vent line(It is routed into the steering stem) but I refuse to believe that it is normal.
Has anyone else seen this issue and do you know the cause?
Posted June 04, 2009 - 08:25 PM
The grease used by all the Japanese companies has always been useless anyway, and should be replaced when you get the bike.
It has always been this way, and I have never gotten a plausible reason other than this one story:
'the EPA inspects the containers that the bikes are shipped in, and if there is evidence of grease or oil, the scrutinize the whole shipment. Because of this we use a minimal amount of bearing grease'
It is a recommended practice to take a brand new bike and tear it down and properly grease the steering stem, swingarm, shock linkage, and wheel bearings.
Hard to believe huh.
Posted June 05, 2009 - 08:15 AM
If I have to do that I am considering using Amsoil Racing grease. Any other recommendations?