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    Zert fitting on the rear end?

    Cant find it in the books, how often does it need attention and how much. I assume just 1-2 pumps of the grease gun. I can see that in its location, over greasing would be an issue.

    EDIT: Found-It in the search, (install at the factory,greased at assembly) does not need to be greased for the life of the part.

    Needed a bump for new trike owners....As Myself....

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    My "thoughts" only here: I'm no expert, but my thoughts are if the grease zerks are there, then we must have to give it a shot of grease every so often...I usually jack up the rear of my Roadsmith in the beginning of every season and just pump in a few shots in each zerk (two that I can see)

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    Not sure I play with a full deck but, why would $'s be spent and time wasted to put in a zerk if one never needed to add grease????
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    Or at the very least a shot or two every 50K miles. But that may be why they say not needed for life. Very few ever see that many miles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tfdeputydawg View Post
    Not sure I play with a full deck but, why would $'s be spent and time wasted to put in a zerk if one never needed to add grease????
    I totally agree,

    But in today's times not much makes sense.

    Its just a location and the rotation, That I see being over greased might be a problem. I want to make sure, If I grease or not. Ive seen water proof seals get pushed out by over greasing (to much pressure).

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    The service manual specifically states to NEVER put grease into the rear end via that zerk fitting. It is used by the factory, and is non-serviceable.

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    As Kevin said its greased from the factory and good for the life of the rear end.

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    Agreed with the above posts. Long ago, we used to have to grease all those fittings. We pushed the grease in until clean grease was pushed past the seals. I drove a dump truck that must have had about 50 fittings that needed to be greased. These days most, if not all, bearings are sealed and never need grease. That factory installed fitting doesn't need grease. They should pull those fittings and cap them after they finish assembly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gold Nugget View Post
    Zert fitting on the rear end?

    Cant find it in the books, how often does it need attention and how much. I assume just 1-2 pumps of the grease gun. I can see that in its location, over greasing would be an issue.

    EDIT: Found-It in the search, (install at the factory,greased at assembly) does not need to be greased for the life of the part.

    Needed a bump for new trike owners.
    I know on my 2011 Tri-Glde there was a Zert on the head bearing tube and well hidden i might add....On latter models that was changed over to Factory greased..
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    I agree with not greasing. Its greased for life

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