1. 3BeeJay3

    3BeeJay3 ODSC Past President

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    Here are a few videos that you may find helpful:

    Spoke maintenance:


    Do you need to block your forks during transport?


    One way to easily seal electrical connections & stop corrosion:


    Make your lead acid and AGM batteries last a lot longer:


    Make your bearings last a lot longer:


    Want to undercoat your vehicle?
    Find out which products actually work:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gH8_vlunIsI&ab_channel=TheZOOMGuys
  2. suprf1y

    suprf1y Limited User

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    Some really bad advice in that last video. It's almost never a good idea to mix greases unless you know that they're compatible, and at the same time, those bearings are under such light load and low RPM's that they actually require very little lubricant. It's more important to keep the water and other contaminants out. I take my linkage apart every year, clean and re-lube them and I've only ever replaced bearings once, which turned out to be a mistake. I used an All balls kit and the quality was so bad that they replaced a lot of it (which I didn't end up using) under warranty. Also, if you do tear down your new bike and lube the linkage, clean the bearings out thoroughly to avoid contaminating one with the other.