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I drilled and tapped the carrier for a zerk grease fitting, it has to be completely removed from the swingarm and the inner sleeve needs to have holes drilled in it in order for the grease to make it all the way to the axle and bearings. This dramatically makes it easier to remove the axle. I also installed zerk fittings in the swingarm to also extend the life of the bearings and increase ease of removal. I have done 4 of these now and they all have worked out really well, I highly recommend that this be done.
 

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That looks great. I wonder if it would help to rotate the axle while greasing the rear zerk..? I would do this mod but I don't wanna pull my swinger out right now.
 

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No, just a blade of grass ... took it a spin in the yard before pic, but that is a very good observation.
 

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Oh good. :lol: Nice mod, not sure why the factory skimps so bad on zerks.. :thumb:
 

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its gonna oozzee out.....how much grease did it take???? have u had the carrier out....
Yeah, I had to take the carrier out to do this correctly. It takes a pile of grease due to the void between the carrier and swingarm. It may ooze out eventually but I haven't had any come out yet, unless you adjust the chain, then some will come out at the 4 allen bolts, but not much.
 

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ok, that was the point i was getting at.....there is only that strip of rubber that seals the pinch gap
wanted to do that to my last bike.....
 

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good idea..
 

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I bought a +10 swinger and it came with a grease fitting in the carrier. But for the stockers that looks nice.
Thanks ! I just checked bearings for play a couple days ago and they are still good. It's amazing how much longer they last.
 

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Yeah, I had to take the carrier out to do this correctly. It takes a pile of grease due to the void between the carrier and swingarm. It may ooze out eventually but I haven't had any come out yet, unless you adjust the chain, then some will come out at the 4 allen bolts, but not much.


Nice job man....
 

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I like the idea of the swinger pivot point bearing but like above I thought the carrier ones were sealed. They were on my Suzuki but that's apples to oranges, sort of.
 

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I was told the stock bearings in the carrier are sealed bearings.
The trick is to remove the inner seal to allow the grease in.
 

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The bearings in my carrier are only shielded (seal on one side only).
 
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