Swinging arm lubrication

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Swinging arm lubrication

Postby 3potjohn » 21 Sep 2020 15:41

On my Sport I have a stainless spindle with grease nipples at each end. I have replaced the bushes some years ago.
On this Coguaro there are no such grease nipples. I prised off the very tight and easily damaged plastic chrome end caps and saw a stainless spindle.Is this a fit and forget type, (e.g non metallic bushes), does it run in bushes requiring lubrication or not? I avoided removing the spindle on this occasion. If it does require grease the only way I can see is to pull the spindle.Any idea on best technique if that is required?
The only grease nipple I can see after grovelling about under it is for the crossover shaft on the gear linkage.
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Re: Swinging arm lubrication

Postby MickeyMoto » 21 Sep 2020 15:48

I had to cut off my one on my X3 Kanguro... :)
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Re: Swinging arm lubrication

Postby 3potjohn » 21 Sep 2020 16:10

Better than burning out Silentbloc bushes I suppose, but I avoided that back in the day. Still if it does need grease I want to apply it.
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Re: Swinging arm lubrication

Postby 3potjohn » 21 Sep 2020 18:15

Ok they are non-metallic bushes.Don’t know exactly what type of synthetic material they used.
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