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    How does one go about greasing the rear u-joint on a 2003 Goldwing/Roadsmith trike. It appears unreachable to me. I can see it but not access it.
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    Update: Driveshaft had to be removed to access the rear yoke zerk on the u-joint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cavie View Post
    Update: Driveshaft had to be removed to access the rear yoke zerk on the u-joint.
    I have two grease zirks on my D/Shaft, that I shoot a couple of shots of grease, twice a season.

    I use a jack and just raise up the back of my trike and crawl under.....

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    No need to remove any parts before greasing up

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    On all applications I’ve seen you’ll need to rotate the drive shaft to “open” the angle of the u-joint to get to the grease fitting. Prevents drive shaft removal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trikeman View Post
    On all applications I’ve seen you’ll need to rotate the drive shaft to “open” the angle of the u-joint to get to the grease fitting. Prevents drive shaft removal.
    Tell that to Haus of Trikes Ft Myers Fl. RoadSmith dealers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cavie View Post
    Tell that to Haus of Trikes Ft Myers Fl. RoadSmith dealers.
    Can you not reach the zerk ball end with a needle grease adaptor like this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Klarich View Post
    Can you not reach the zerk ball end with a needle grease adaptor like this

    Jack I never have gotten one of those to work for me. Grease everywhere but where it needs to go. Bad technique on my part.
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    Professional Roadsmith Trike Builders had to remove the drive shaft. That's all the dumb Master Electrician knows.
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    Butch,

    You should see two grease jirks on your shaft (I have them on my Roadsmith)

    Jack up the rear of your trike, and rotate rear tires (slowly) you should see them, and give them a shot of grease (I do it twice a season)

    PS: I hope your feeling better (I'd love to ride with you again, this season)

    Ronnie

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