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Offline Erikb

Grease
« on: July 12, 2017, 10:26:12 AM »
Okay, so I have a stupid question.  I noticed there are no grease zerks anywhere in the suspension on these machines.  What are people doing to lubricate these?  and what are the grease points on this machine?

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Grease
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2017, 10:31:44 AM »
None? Not even on the a-arms? Then I guess..nothing...just ride it. My Z had top be greased after every ride otherwise it starts squeaking.
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
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Offline Cosmosdan

Re: Grease
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2017, 03:33:14 PM »
If they don't have a zirk, pull the a arm bolts and grease by hand. Once a year is fine unless it squawks at you. I was just trying to get bolts out of a kawasaki today. They are rusted in tight.
2013 Z6 Trail
Iron Baltic skid plates
UE Boom Speaker mount
RZR 800 Shocks
Mostly stock trail riding
25g. Rollers and A1

2016 Outlander max 570
Too new for mods yet

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Offline Erikb

Re: Grease
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2017, 10:09:55 PM »
If they don't have a zirk, pull the a arm bolts and grease by hand. Once a year is fine unless it squawks at you. I was just trying to get bolts out of a kawasaki today. They are rusted in tight.


Yea I was pretty surprised. It's pretty wet up here where we ride, and it has started squeaking and driving me nuts. Went to grease it and no joy.  ???

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Offline Cosmosdan

Re: Grease
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2017, 01:38:57 AM »
Pull the bolts and see what you got. I'm thinking the bushings don't butt up in the tube. You could add some zirks in the middle there. M6x1 tap and a fist full zirks, and your set. Tap drill is .1968 or #9 drill.
2013 Z6 Trail
Iron Baltic skid plates
UE Boom Speaker mount
RZR 800 Shocks
Mostly stock trail riding
25g. Rollers and A1

2016 Outlander max 570
Too new for mods yet

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Grease
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2017, 09:10:02 AM »
Pull the bolts and see what you got. I'm thinking the bushings don't butt up in the tube. You could add some zirks in the middle there. M6x1 tap and a fist full zirks, and your set. Tap drill is .1968 or #9 drill.
Yeah I would for sure do this. Also I found on my Z that the shock end came from the factory dry and started squeaking in the first 50 miles.. and the only way to lube those is to pull them. I have a vid in the How-Tos on that.
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | 9.7" GPS | Bandit Springs Rear & Gen-3 Shocks Front

My Videos On YouTube

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Offline Erikb

Re: Grease
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2017, 12:17:44 PM »
quick update on this and correction to my initial assertion.  There ARE grease zerks on the rear upper and lower A-arms. (Wheel side). They don't have them on the top(diff side).  Still did not see any on the front.  Turns out my squeaking was the brakes.  I guess I dont use them enough with the engine brake.   ::)
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