GRiSO ghetto
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.


12425 - Established June, 2013 - all GRiSO, all the time...
 
HomeRegisterLog in
 

 Greasing up those bearings.

Go down 
AuthorMessage
Guzzi Two Shoes
Carlotto
Carlotto
Guzzi Two Shoes

Posts : 36
Join date : 2014-07-17
Age : 57

Greasing up those bearings. Empty
PostSubject: Greasing up those bearings.   Greasing up those bearings. Icon_minitime1Tue May 05, 2020 7:02 am

I've been putting this off way too long.
My '06 GRiSO is running great, and I don't like to prod and poke it un-necessarily. But, the head, swing-arm and shock linkages have never been re greased in my 6 years of ownership.
Is there a step by step guide somewhere? Pictures would help too......
I don't want to end up with an unrideable pile of bits when this lockdown finishes!

Take care,

Simon.
Back to top Go down
paulbrice
GRiSO Capo
GRiSO Capo
paulbrice

Posts : 899
Join date : 2015-01-04
Age : 59

Greasing up those bearings. Empty
PostSubject: Re: Greasing up those bearings.   Greasing up those bearings. Icon_minitime1Tue May 05, 2020 7:34 am

I'll PM you with link to mine (with pictures & experience), there may be others out there as well.
Back to top Go down
Kiwi_Roy
Sfregiato
Sfregiato
Kiwi_Roy

Posts : 409
Join date : 2017-11-09

Greasing up those bearings. Empty
PostSubject: Re: Greasing up those bearings.   Greasing up those bearings. Icon_minitime1Wed May 06, 2020 8:19 am

First of all you have to support it safely then remove the Left side foot-peg bracket, rear wheel etc.
Its actually one of the easiest swing arms to remove, just watch all the tiny needle rollers in the 3 sided dog bone.
I support mine with a simple shop stand through the Luigi hole.
I haven't tackled the steering head, I figure I will wait till it starts to get notchy then replace the bearings.
Back to top Go down
bioman
GRiSO Capo
GRiSO Capo
bioman

Posts : 488
Join date : 2014-05-06

Greasing up those bearings. Empty
PostSubject: Re: Greasing up those bearings.   Greasing up those bearings. Icon_minitime1Wed May 06, 2020 6:56 pm

paulbrice wrote:
I'll PM you with link to mine (with pictures & experience), there may be others out there as well.

Paul, would it be possible to send me as well some of those pictures?  I am in a similar position: a 2007 GRiSO with 55,000 km. No trouble yet but I better make sure that stays like that!
Back to top Go down
paulbrice
GRiSO Capo
GRiSO Capo
paulbrice

Posts : 899
Join date : 2015-01-04
Age : 59

Greasing up those bearings. Empty
PostSubject: Re: Greasing up those bearings.   Greasing up those bearings. Icon_minitime1Thu May 07, 2020 2:56 pm

Will send you a PM as well
Back to top Go down
bioman
GRiSO Capo
GRiSO Capo
bioman

Posts : 488
Join date : 2014-05-06

Greasing up those bearings. Empty
PostSubject: Re: Greasing up those bearings.   Greasing up those bearings. Icon_minitime1Thu May 07, 2020 5:09 pm

Thanks Paul!!  I got them. Very much appreciated!! Thumbs Up








Back to top Go down
Dave Swanson
GRiSO Capo
GRiSO Capo
Dave Swanson

Posts : 86
Join date : 2016-05-14
Age : 66

Greasing up those bearings. Empty
PostSubject: Re: Greasing up those bearings.   Greasing up those bearings. Icon_minitime1Thu May 07, 2020 5:35 pm

Sign me up also Paul! Very Happy
Back to top Go down
Oz1200Guzzi
Don Abbondio
Don Abbondio
Oz1200Guzzi

Posts : 4354
Join date : 2014-03-13
Age : 65

Greasing up those bearings. Empty
PostSubject: Re: Greasing up those bearings.   Greasing up those bearings. Icon_minitime1Thu May 07, 2020 6:39 pm

I use boat trailer grease - just saying! It's designed to be in harsh aquatic environments, so on a Guzzi maybe overkill, but...
Back to top Go down
GuzziSteve
Fra Cristoforo
Fra Cristoforo
GuzziSteve

Posts : 353
Join date : 2016-04-14

Greasing up those bearings. Empty
PostSubject: Re: Greasing up those bearings.   Greasing up those bearings. Icon_minitime1Thu May 07, 2020 9:15 pm

Best stuff, Tony knows. Synthetic usually red or blue.
Back to top Go down
Oz1200Guzzi
Don Abbondio
Don Abbondio
Oz1200Guzzi

Posts : 4354
Join date : 2014-03-13
Age : 65

Greasing up those bearings. Empty
PostSubject: Re: Greasing up those bearings.   Greasing up those bearings. Icon_minitime1Thu May 07, 2020 11:52 pm

I have blue - but I wasn't colour shopping at the time
Back to top Go down
Papa Lazarou
GRiSO Capo
GRiSO Capo
Papa Lazarou

Posts : 692
Join date : 2014-10-07
Age : 66

Greasing up those bearings. Empty
PostSubject: Re: Greasing up those bearings.   Greasing up those bearings. Icon_minitime1Sat May 09, 2020 4:40 am

paulbrice wrote:
I'll PM you with link to mine (with pictures & experience), there may be others out there as well.

I'd be grateful of a guide to your link as well
Back to top Go down
Guzzi Two Shoes
Carlotto
Carlotto
Guzzi Two Shoes

Posts : 36
Join date : 2014-07-17
Age : 57

Greasing up those bearings. Empty
PostSubject: Re: Greasing up those bearings.   Greasing up those bearings. Icon_minitime1Sat May 09, 2020 9:37 am

paulbrice wrote:
I'll PM you with link to mine (with pictures & experience), there may be others out there as well.

Cheers Paul, I've not seen you since the camping trip to the Brecon Beacons. (Or was it the Sammy Miller museum?)
Are the UK GRiSO fraternity getting together again when all the Corona stuff is over?

Simon.
Back to top Go down
paulbrice
GRiSO Capo
GRiSO Capo
paulbrice

Posts : 899
Join date : 2015-01-04
Age : 59

Greasing up those bearings. Empty
PostSubject: Re: Greasing up those bearings.   Greasing up those bearings. Icon_minitime1Sat May 09, 2020 4:17 pm

Hi Simon....yes we're looking for the following criteria to be met  Wink :

1. Slightly looser travel restrictions so we can travel long distances at speed in a group without drawing (too much) attention
2. Able to pitch tents somewhere 2 metres apart
3. Beer & food on tap

We were thinking of North Wales again (like wot we did last year) before 'it' happened
Paul

Memory lane pic.....
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Back to top Go down
McCarthy1983
Tanabuso
Tanabuso
McCarthy1983

Posts : 77
Join date : 2016-08-29
Age : 36

Greasing up those bearings. Empty
PostSubject: Re: Greasing up those bearings.   Greasing up those bearings. Icon_minitime1Sun May 10, 2020 4:41 am

Hi Paul, be grateful of the guide as well please. Thank you.
Back to top Go down
Lazlokovacs
Don Abbondio
Don Abbondio
Lazlokovacs

Posts : 75
Join date : 2015-08-20

Greasing up those bearings. Empty
PostSubject: Re: Greasing up those bearings.   Greasing up those bearings. Icon_minitime1Sun May 10, 2020 5:53 am

count me in too!
Back to top Go down
Pete Roper
GRiSO Capo
GRiSO Capo
Pete Roper

Posts : 7406
Join date : 2013-05-29
Age : 63

Greasing up those bearings. Empty
PostSubject: Re: Greasing up those bearings.   Greasing up those bearings. Icon_minitime1Sun May 10, 2020 6:04 am

Paul? Why not just do a photo essay and stick it up in the tech tips section?
Back to top Go down
paulbrice
GRiSO Capo
GRiSO Capo
paulbrice

Posts : 899
Join date : 2015-01-04
Age : 59

Greasing up those bearings. Empty
PostSubject: Re: Greasing up those bearings.   Greasing up those bearings. Icon_minitime1Mon May 11, 2020 11:05 am

OK....
Back to top Go down
 
Greasing up those bearings.
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
GRiSO ghetto :: The Ghetto :: GRiSOLOGY-
Jump to: