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post #1 of 6 Old 01-11-2020, 12:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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easy way to lube swing arm bushing?

My old 550 had a grease fitting, what about my 1999 Nighthawk 250- which I assume is the same as a rebel?

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post #2 of 6 Old 01-11-2020, 06:30 AM
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Didn't see one on the schematic for that model.

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post #3 of 6 Old 01-11-2020, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
 
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I remember Honda doing away with those grease fittings, so maybe the pivot does not need lube in normal use? If so, other than disassembly, can it be loosened and some sort of lube (chain lube that turns to grease?) be squirted into the pivot points?

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post #4 of 6 Old 01-14-2020, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Does anyone lube their swing arm bushings?

If so, HOW?

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post #5 of 6 Old 01-15-2020, 10:30 AM
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I haven't yet. It would be fairly easy to drill and tap a grease fitting opening.

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post #6 of 6 Old 01-15-2020, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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I guess I'd put a lot of grease in that cavity if one was drilled. My 550s was in the middle. I had read one time that its best to loosen the NUT on the bolt so the grease could flow in. I wonder if any would get to the friction parts by loosening the nut and spraying some chain lube that turns greasy?

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