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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-24-2002, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
 
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I read a post somewhere from a guy that would take his axles out and lube them, not the bearings, just the axles, because he rode through water a lot. Any of you guys do that. I think I read it on thumpertalk.com

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-24-2002, 02:46 PM
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Re: Lub Maintenance

I have always put grease on my axles, but not particularly because I ride through water. Just whenever I reassemble the wheels after maintainance, figured it would be good to help trap dirt and stop rust.
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Better than having the axels seize on the bearings and have to beat them out. Of course you should be greasing the bearings too.

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Re: Lub Maintenance

I don't have a repair manual yet but will get one soon. Is it hard to get the bearings out and put back in? I've never done it but I'll be looking at it next weekend. Was gonna ride, but I'll be taking care of my daughter next weekend. Might take her fishing.

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when doing wheel bearings and case bearings this is what i do. first off put your bearings in the freezer(at least a hour or two) now take a propane torch and heat the seat the bearing is going to sit in. when you get it nie and toasty, take the cold (cold causes the metal to contract) bearing and drop it into the hot seat(heat causes expansion) give a little tap and viola', on my yz they fell right in up front. after about a minute or two you can put in the seals as the metal should be cool by now. pack the lips with grease and assemble. dont worry the cold wont mess them up, ever ride in the winter, and the heat is ok, just dont use a oxy-lacetylene torch or you will have a nice silver puddle

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Pulled the rear wheel off last night and looked at the seals, I'm going to have to get the manual before I tackle greasing those bearings. What are you guys using to degrease your chain?

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any new bike you will not be able to graes the bearings as they are sealed. you can grease the lips of the seals to prevent dirt and water intrusion

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YZ, your saying the bearings in my wheels are sealed and don't require greasing?

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Re: Lub Maintenance

Right, sealed, just keep 'em clean and the lip lubed


You have an O-ring chain? Dont degrease, just wipe it down with a rag and spray more on... not moron

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you can take a nylon brush to the side of the chain also lightly with luke warm soapy water. rinse and regrease.

the wheel bearings will be covered by a plastic insert that is part of the bearing. they come this way from the factory pregreased so you dont have to grease them. just keep the lip of the outer seal greased to keep dirt out. or the side of the bearing that faces the inside of the hub will be open(like the ones i just replaced on the xr) so i packed the backside before i installed them. once installed though there is noway/need of maintanance.

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