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Old 08-17-2013, 07:05 PM
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As a roller bearing specialist. That is all kinds of wrong.

Never been lubed. Obviously.

As to Loco's suggestion. Listen to him. You want a very heavy base oil in these. Most wheel bearing greases are..... STOP!

Full of grease is good for these. Since they don't ever make any revolutions.

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I have exactly 2 words for you:
Bel-Ray Waterproof Grease.
It is available in cartridges for grease guns.

Pump it in until it starts oozing out the TOP (on reg'lar Harleys, anyway. Don't know about them newfangled Vee Rods...)

The stuff I use is described by them as:
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Bel-Ray Waterproof Grease is the legendary high-performance, multi-purpose grease. Superior water resistance, even in salt water, will ensure continued sealing and protection. Perfect for wheel bearings, headsets, shock linkages, swing arm pivots and other motorcycle, ATV, snowmobile and marine chassis lubrication points. Due to its aluminum complex formula, it won't melt or run out. Enhanced mechanical stability and special anti-wear additives protect and lubricate bearings for improved performance.

They make a Marine version, but somebody smarter will need to chime in on whether it's right for this application or not. Per their website:
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Marine Waterproof Grease is a mineral oil based, aluminum complex grease. Because it is an aluminum complex grease, Marine Waterproof Grease exhibits all of the beneficial properties of that thickener, including being virtually waterproof. It is a severe duty grease providing maximum protection against wear, rust, corrosion and water washout. Marine Waterproof Grease is formulated to provide for wet-duty performance including the wheel bearings of boat trailers in fresh or salt water. Marine Waterproof Grease repels water and is an excellent seal for bushings, bearings, all chassis lubrication points.
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