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    Default Do all roadsmith trikes come with grease zerks on driveshaft???

    My Roadsmith (two seasons old) DOES have the grease zerks mounted on my driveshaft.... BUT this week a good friend is coming over with his R/Smith trike so we can grease up his driveshaft (his is an older kit) and I'm hoping that he also has the grease zerks installed...

    I plan of jacking up the rear of his bike, and spinning the tires so the zerks are exposed..and give it a couple shots of moly grease....

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    Ronnie

    6/22/22

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    Ronnie, I have used a pin point hose adapter on many, but I prefer Moog u joints with the grease fitting on one of the bearing caps
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    Hmmmmm, I'm unfamiliar, with the words Moog U joint and Pin point adapter from my grease gun (sorry)

    My grease gun is the "regular type" with a flex rubber tube with an "end fitting" that plugs into a grease jirk.......Than I pump the handle.

    Been using this type grease gun for over 50+ years

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    6/24/22

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnerboy View Post
    Hmmmmm, I'm unfamiliar, with the words Moog U joint and Pin point adapter from my grease gun (sorry)

    My grease gun is the "regular type" with a flex rubber tube with an "end fitting" that plugs into a grease jirk.......Than I pump the handle.

    Been using this type grease gun for over 50+ years

    Ronnie

    6/24/22
    I had to use the pin point adapter for the drive shaft on my EX-Slingshot....Think of it as a long hollow needle to fill the Zerk's in tight spots where the regular head is too wide/fat to lock on the fittings...It doesn't go over the fitting it just pushes the ball in the fitting to let the grease in... ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnerboy View Post
    Hmmmmm, I'm unfamiliar, with the words Moog U joint and Pin point adapter from my grease gun (sorry)

    My grease gun is the "regular type" with a flex rubber tube with an "end fitting" that plugs into a grease jirk.......Than I pump the handle.

    Been using this type grease gun for over 50+ years

    Ronnie

    6/24/22
    the pin point adaptor looks like the picture here, you can find them at any good automotive parts store

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    Interesting ...... How much difference (OR BETTER) is this grease gun end fitting than my old'rr model, that I have to push on the jerk, and pump the grease in.................

    Not trying to be smart azz here, just looking for better ideas, and suggestions...



    I used to be pretty decent (shade tree mechanic) when I was much young'rrr BUT now that, I'm in my 70's, I'm afraid much of my mechanical abilities, have disappeared............

    Thanks for all your help, and suggestions..........

    Ronnie

    6/25/22

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Klarich View Post
    the pin point adaptor looks like the picture here, you can find them at any good automotive parts store

    Thanks Jack, I will check this out this morning while visiting my local auto parts store this morning... (i need to get a couple cans of 5W-30 oil for my wife's Jeep with 175 K miles on it.......)

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    6/25/22

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    [QUOTE=Burnerboy;890969]Interesting ...... How much difference (OR BETTER) is this grease gun end fitting than my old'rr model, that I have to push on the jerk, and pump the grease in.................

    Not trying to be smart azz here, just looking for better ideas, and suggestions...

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    The needle attachment is only used to get into tight spots because it doesn’t clip onto the Zerk sometimes you wish you had three hands two to hold and operate the grease gun And one to hold the needle on the zerk..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnerboy View Post
    Thanks Jack, I will check this out this morning while visiting my local auto parts store this morning... (i need to get a couple cans of 5W-30 oil for my wife's Jeep with 175 K miles on it.......)

    Ronnie

    6/25/22
    Ronnie, I have 1 of these also , it works very good and easy 1 hand pumping, you can find them on Amazon, or a Matco tool truck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Klarich View Post
    Ronnie, I have 1 of these also , it works very good and easy 1 hand pumping, you can find them on Amazon, or a Matco tool truck

    Hmmmmm now there's another good idea, I'll be visiting my local auto parts store today, looking for these idea that you good folks have shared with me

    Thank you!

    Ronnie

    6/26/22

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