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Offline donnyeagle

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Grease front bearings
« on: December 14, 2012, 11:42:30 AM »
What is the best/easiest way to grease the front bearings on an 85 Eagle?

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Re: Grease front bearings
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2012, 12:05:57 PM »
The hubs are sealed. There really isn't away to grease them.
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Re: Grease front bearings
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2012, 12:21:35 PM »
I saw a post by Eagleearl that said he grease his front bearings.

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Re: Grease front bearings
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2012, 12:59:19 PM »
The early ones are definitely sealed, replacements should be a pair of pressed-in bearings, but other than trying to get some bearing grease in with a gun and a needle I'm not sure it can be done without disassembling them, I've never tackled that.
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Re: Grease front bearings
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2012, 10:39:40 PM »
Someone here on the nest drilled and tapped a grease fitting into their hubs while they were being rebuilt. The factory did not provide any way to grease them.
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