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Offline Flying J

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Swing Arm Bolt Grease Zerk Replacement
« on: March 11, 2012, 10:37:22 PM »
Just replaced my Swing arm Zerks. The old ones did not work so well and i would like to keep the swingarm lubed.


Rip out the old nipple with pliers.

Im going to use a 6mm zerk nipple i picked up at Oreillys. I used 6mm because i already had a metric tap and since its a metric bike why switch. I also like to measure how deep im drilling it out.

After you drill it....You tap it!

Clean out the shavings as much as possible. Thread in your new zerk/nipple  ;)

Give it a squirt to clear out any shavings and old grease, then slap it back on the bike.

Offline danfr

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Re: Swing Arm Bolt Grease Zerk Replacement
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2014, 06:13:03 PM »
Same process, but with 1/4-28 thread. Thought i'd share:

Old press-in zerk:


Drilled 1/2" deep with 13/64" drill bit:


Tap. lots of oil and chip breaking:


Clean out chips, flush, clean again:
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