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|03-01-2019 12:00 AM|
Ah, hell. I bought a Florida bike. You know, it kinda had a bit of a "patina" in some areas! I can see needing to do this sooner than later. I've changed out a ton of fasteners with the stainless button cap kit you find on eBay.
Excellent post and info share. Thanks much. I'll earmark it for future reference.
|02-27-2019 05:53 PM|
|02-27-2019 01:56 PM|
|02-27-2019 01:44 PM|
Originally Posted by DPelletier View Post
|02-27-2019 11:13 AM|
Yep, filling that cavity is a bad idea IMO and, like Paul said, it doesn't and can't lube the bearings themselves.......it's a lot of grease and mess to protect the bolt which can easily be protected by simply removing it once a year or so and coating it with grease.
|02-27-2019 07:30 AM|
|02-26-2019 11:51 PM|
|Tom Schmitz||Voyager spilled the beans, didn't he? I knew that guy was shady.|
|02-26-2019 11:04 PM|
|02-18-2019 05:34 PM|
|02-18-2019 01:15 PM|
The cavity is huge. You will wind up injecting a ton of grease. The axle tube on the right side has a vent hole leading into the right side frame member. It is likely that as you are injecting grease into the cavity that you will fill the right side frame member at least partially with grease. Later on, when it gets hot, that grease will melt and make a mess all over everything.
Now, you may be wondering how I know all of this. Let's keep this between you and me, Voyager, and let's just say that I'd prefer you not ask how I know this for fear that I'd wind up looking stupid to the forum membership at large. Wink-wink, nudge-nudge and all that, OK?
This is why I've taken to installing the swing-arm axle, fogging the interior of the cavity with chain lube, rotating the axle and fogging again (to get the backside the first fogging might have missed) and then buttoning things up. Finish off by putting a bit of electrical tape over the holes and then a smear of RTV over the tape; see photo above.
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