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Old 11-19-2012, 02:56 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I keep a tube of marine grease around for this job. It's about the nastiest, stickiest crap on earth but it doesn't seem to form as large a grease puddle in the bottom triple clamp.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:47 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Use that green synthetic grease, it's about $8 a tube, but is water proof and won't run out.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:58 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:24 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I would grease the bearings first simply because the need it. It takes almost a full tube to fill the neck the first time it gets greased. I use the Harley stuff, it drips a bit when it's hot but not too bad. This is a high pressure area if you think about it. Mostly of the time you ride with the bars straight and then it's constant slight corrections. So the bearing work back and forth in one spot and I don't want to trust some other grease.

Then ride it a bit and I'm sure you will still need a bearing adjustment from what you're saying. Set it to what it says in the manual.
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:07 AM   #20 (permalink)
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My 2010 RKC was loose when I bought it, the dealer had to adjust it at the 1000 and at about 2500, then they had it in for 5000 and it was loose again, later I was changing the oil and thought I would check it and the thing was loose again. I do have 18000 miles and it has stayed in adjustment. The manual states to lift the front end and the bike has to be level with the stock items as the factory sent it, the prosses is long the way the manual wants you to do it, first step grease it, you would have thought they did that at the factory, a spash is good for them.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:59 AM   #21 (permalink)
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you would have thought they did that at the factory, a spash is good for them.
Just another way for the MOCO to save money.
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