wheel bearing lube

Discussion in 'Tires / Brakes / Bearings / Axles' started by peter moyes, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. peter moyes

    peter moyes Member

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    if i put grease by just removing the cap and grease it , is that ok?
     
  2. BikeNFish

    BikeNFish Well-Known Member

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    No. How you repack or grease your bearings depends on what system you have. Do you have zerks on your hubs?
     
  3. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    I agree with BikeNfish, it really depends on the system you have if an older type system without zert fittings.
    Below will give you an idea on what is required
    You have to remove the wheels, hubs and take the bearings out, grease them and replace, after checking the seals, bearings etc. You might want to replace the rear seals anyway, to remove the rear bearings you need to remove the seal and sometime that ruins the seal . It is not really that hard to do.
     
  4. f5moab

    f5moab Retired from the Federal Government

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    Whenever a press in seal is removed it needs to be replaced.
     
  5. peter moyes

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    no it dont have grease nipple,,,if i pop the cap of i should see grease right
     
  6. xvz12

    xvz12 Active Member

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    Yes, if you pop off the cap, some grease should be visible.....HOWEVER, you are only looking at the side of the outer bearing, there is ANOTHER bearing back behind that, the only way to get at it is pull the hub, pull the rear seal, THEN you can pull the inner bearing to grease it, hope this helps.
     
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  7. f5moab

    f5moab Retired from the Federal Government

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  8. peter moyes

    peter moyes Member

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    great vid thank you ,i have to pull the hubs anyway ,try and get the brakes working ,the camper is a work in progress and my learing is to ..lol thanks guys
     
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