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My 05 RG doesn't have a grease fitting on the steering neck. Never found one on my 03 either. I'll bet the neck is drilled for one under the fairing bracket. Anyone remove the fairing bracket from a RG?
 

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My 05 RG doesn't have a grease fitting on the steering neck. Never found one on my 03 either. I'll bet the neck is drilled for one under the fairing bracket. Anyone remove the fairing bracket from a RG?
It is there on the Left (shifter) side. At least that is where mine is. Just a pain to see, and more of a pain to attach a grease hose to it!!!!!!!!!
 

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Ninety degree zirt from Lowe's - $1.84. Installed it yesterday in 2 minutes!
 

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I did the same thing this week end. 90 degree makes it a lot easier to get a grease gun on. I would have paid them an extra 2 bucks for the damn bike if they had done it at the factory!
 

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It is there on the Left (shifter) side. At least that is where mine is. Just a pain to see, and more of a pain to attach a grease hose to it!!!!!!!!!
Well I see you have a road glide so mine must be there. I will look again, but I used a trouble light on left side and didn't see it. Course my old eyes aren't what they used to be.
 

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Well I see you have a road glide so mine must be there. I will look again, but I used a trouble light on left side and didn't see it. Course my old eyes aren't what they used to be.
I understand the eye sight thing. If your dealer did not do this on setup be prepared to use at least a tube of grease. I also used a a 90* on mine to make it easier, but only after I fought with it for a while.
 

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You can also buy a special fitting for your grease gun that will slide onto the grease fitting from the side.

But the 90 degree grease fitting makes more sense. Why didn't I think of that, always doing things the hard way.
 

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I did the same thing this week end. 90 degree makes it a lot easier to get a grease gun on. I would have paid them an extra 2 bucks for the damn bike if they had done it at the factory!

I'm just glad they put one in the baggers - I had to drill and tap my FXR, then put one in.
 

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the service manual says it's there, but damed if I could find it; 05 RG also. I'll have to break out the flashlight and look again...
...I `spose it's unlikely that anyone has a picture...?
 

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I have to admit I have neglected greasing my steering head bearing. I put a 90 degree fitting on and I must have pumped the handle about 50 times and still don't see grease coming out of the lower stem. Do I just keep pumping?
 

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Rocker,

Yes, keep pumping. Eventually, greese will come out from the upper and lower bearings - and yes - it is a mess to clean up.
 

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Rocker,

Yes, keep pumping. Eventually, greese will come out from the upper and lower bearings - and yes - it is a mess to clean up.
Thanks for the reply, back to the garage I go.
 

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Bountyhunter....nice fender
where to get one????
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Roadglide Head Bearing Grease Zerk Location Found

I have attached a couple self taken cell-phone pics.
HD Manual is not even close on the Roadglide's zerk location, and from the position of mine, there is no way anyone ever serviced this, as it is partially hidden by the frame bracket and axially misaligned so one could not get a grease gun over the zerk.
To access, I had to turn my handlebars fully to the left (not right as in manual), then crawl under the fairing and look at the bottom end of the head tube on frame about 45 degrees to the left side of bikes front & center position.
I will change out to a 45 degree fitting today and fill the head tube. Re-pics attached- first is a wide view of the position to start from, and the second is a zoomed view fro the same angle showing the zerk close-up.
Great posts and thanks guys!!!
Burky
 

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I have attached a couple self taken cell-phone pics.
HD Manual is not even close on the Roadglide's zerk location
I will change out to a 45 degree fitting today and fill the head tube.
Burky
A 90 degree grease gun fitting from auto parts store works great!
I bought a 45 degree fitting but was worried about cross treading if I attempted to install it.
 

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I would be carefull how many times I pump it. I had grease seeping out for 2 years after I pumped mine until grease came out.
 
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