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post #1 of 51 Old May 1st, 2017, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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Bearing grease in new machine

I've seen where a lot of folks have posted up their experience with greasing their bearings. So with that being noted, I pulled my new Turbo in the garage with less than 2 miles on it and greased the bearings. Using the TGH greaser each wheel took 17-19 pumps. I guess no surprise there. The splines were pretty much dry as well. Ready to ride this weekend!

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Which bearing grease tool to do it. Oops just saw TGH.

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Engineered failure. It is pretty sad.
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it seems all the brand new rzr,s coming from the factory
have little to no grease in the bushings/bearings/and sway bar links
at least that is what i observed
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i don,t take anything for granted check everything i did
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Re: Bearing grease in new machine

I just did mine last week and they took about the same. Although I had 6500 miles on mine before I did it. The bearings still felt tight too, no side to side play.
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Just received the new utv inc. greaser, will be greasing my bearings tomorrow night and will report back with experience.
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Re: Bearing grease in new machine

Looking at ordering the TGH greaser. Does the 44mm fit the 2017 rzr 900 trail.

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I just ordered the tiger tool version of grease tool.

How often are you guys greasing your bearings?
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Re: Bearing grease in new machine

I've had some people tell me over greasing is a bad thing. What's your thoughts?
When I installed my new bearings a month ago I broke one driving it into place. When I opened it up it was packed with grease inside, but from just looking at it before install it looked dry. I greased it with my bearing greaser anyways.


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I've heard it's only good to pack bearings about 30% full of grease. You want the balls to roll inside the bearing. Over greasing can cause the balls to slide and create flat spots.
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Re: Bearing grease in new machine

IMO air space in these 'sealed' bearings will quickly fill with dirty water. I've changed several sets of these bearings and they are always rusted out, filled with crud and sometimes still have water in them. Rather have grease than dirt and water.
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We don't make rotors glow so the grease theory related to speed are not applicable here, like any ATV... we bounce and roll over all kinds of terrain and at less than full throttle 95% of the time. Keeping them full is insurance. I would rather push out old black grease than rusty water..... and often as it is a simple process.
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How often should I be greasing the wheel bearings?
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Re: Bearing grease in new machine

If it were me I would only put a few pumps in. Over greasing creates more heat and then the lubricant that is suspended in the grease runs out.
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Re: Bearing grease in new machine

Rob, I do mine every 500 to 600 miles.
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