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    Default I found a grease fitting On my 2014 Trike

    Purchased a Seat, Road Zeppelin Air Adjustable, while finishing the installation, I dropped the screw that secures the seat. So I jacked Trike up, looking for the screw that I know didn't hit the floor, I rotated the back tires thinking the screw could have gotten stuck in the rear sprocket, while rotating I see at least one grease fitting on the rear belt sprocket, I though there weren't any grease fittings, guess I was wrong. Just a heads up for others. Found the screw and everything in working fine.

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    Default Re: I found a grease fitting On my 2014 Trike

    Quote Originally Posted by Side by side View Post
    Purchased a Seat, Road Zeppelin Air Adjustable, while finishing the installation, I dropped the screw that secures the seat. So I jacked Trike up, looking for the screw that I know didn't hit the floor, I rotated the back tires thinking the screw could have gotten stuck in the rear sprocket, while rotating I see at least one grease fitting on the rear belt sprocket, I though there weren't any grease fittings, guess I was wrong. Just a heads up for others. Found the screw and everything in working fine.
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    Default Re: I found a grease fitting On my 2014 Trike

    Quote Originally Posted by Side by side View Post
    Purchased a Seat, Road Zeppelin Air Adjustable, while finishing the installation, I dropped the screw that secures the seat. So I jacked Trike up, looking for the screw that I know didn't hit the floor, I rotated the back tires thinking the screw could have gotten stuck in the rear sprocket, while rotating I see at least one grease fitting on the rear belt sprocket, I though there weren't any grease fittings, guess I was wrong. Just a heads up for others. Found the screw and everything in working fine.
    Might want to read your owners manual about that. My 2011 manual says that is greased at the factory and does NOT need greased for the life of the part. I could be wrong, but I don't think the 2014s are any different than the 2011s on that particular part.

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    Default Re: I found a grease fitting On my 2014 Trike

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    Might want to read your owners manual about that. My 2011 manual says that is greased at the factory and does NOT need greased for the life of the part. I could be wrong, but I don't think the 2014s are any different than the 2011s on that particular part.
    You are right, nothing has changed. The grease is added when the differential is built, with none to be added after that. I wonder how many have saw it and gave it a few pumps of grease, they should have just removed the grease fitting and put a plug in.

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    Default Re: I found a grease fitting On my 2014 Trike

    If I wasn't so focused on finding that screw, I probably would have greased it, I'm glad I ask first. Thanks

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    Default Re: I found a grease fitting On my 2014 Trike

    What I hate about the 14-15 MY there is not a fitting on the steering head...
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    Default Re: I found a grease fitting On my 2014 Trike

    Quote Originally Posted by RickDeVon View Post
    What I hate about the 14-15 MY there is not a fitting on the steering head...
    Yep, and I do believe that Harley says that the 14s and 15s steering neck bearings should be replaced at 25,000 miles. Witch means tearing the front end apart to do it. So the guys that don't do their own work are going to have to pay to have this done and I would think that would be pretty labor intensive!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rap47 View Post
    Yep, and I do believe that Harley says that the 14s and 15s steering neck bearings should be replaced at 25,000 miles. Witch means tearing the front end apart to do it. So the guys that don't do their own work are going to have to pay to have this done and I would think that would be pretty labor intensive!!
    Every 25,000 they have to be serviced, they inspect and grease and only replace if needed. The crappy part is what all has to come apart to service them, it won't be a cheap date. Figure remove front wheel, fender, inner and outer fairing and the triple trees. Like you said, labor intensive.

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    Default Re: I found a grease fitting On my 2014 Trike

    Quote Originally Posted by msocko3 View Post
    Every 25,000 they have to be serviced, they inspect and grease and only replace if needed. The crappy part is what all has to come apart to service them, it won't be a cheap date. Figure remove front wheel, fender, inner and outer fairing and the triple trees. Like you said, labor intensive.
    That might be time to put in EZ steering triple trees from the Zook ! If he has them for the '14/'15's.
    Many won't be changing those until they get really bad I bet.
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    Default Re: I found a grease fitting On my 2014 Trike

    Quote Originally Posted by Sloufoot View Post
    That might be time to put in EZ steering triple trees from the Zook ! If he has them for the '14/'15's.
    Many won't be changing those until they get really bad I bet.
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