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I just bought a new billet alluminum bearing carrier off ebay! I will be installing it soon and was wondering is there a specific grease to fill it and how do you know that it is full? There were no directions! Any help will be greatly appreciated!
 

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Is it a RAD one with a grease zerk?

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I bought it from East Coast ATV off ebay! It does have a grease zerk / fitting.
 

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i recently installed the same carrier and i just used whatever was in my gun,,however i will say that i almost didnt grease it at all and i debated with east coast about the fact that these bearings are sealed so therefore the grease doesnt get into the bearings it just kinda fills the void around the axle inside the carrier.i was worried that all that grease would just attract dirt and dust etc,but i guess in theory the sealed bearing should also keep that from happening,,just my .02
 

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Most any grease will be fine. The only one I would NOT use would be cling grease. Its red and made for pins and bushings on heavy equipment but sold at most auto parts/ hardware stores. It sticks to everything and makes a huge mess.
 

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Most any grease will be fine. The only one I would NOT use would be cling grease. Its red and made for pins and bushings on heavy equipment but sold at most auto parts/ hardware stores. It sticks to everything and makes a huge mess.
Yeah, that's moly grease. It reminds me of hot stringy bubble gum that you step on in parking lots on a hot day. It's some messy grease. Like stated, it's made for things like sliding pins where regular grease would just be wiped off. I wouldn't use that type of grease either.

Moly is also an ingredient in "assembly lube", used so that it sticks to the parts when you assemble them, until the engine builds the proper oil pressure.
 

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Most any grease will be fine. The only one I would NOT use would be cling grease. Its red and made for pins and bushings on heavy equipment but sold at most auto parts/ hardware stores. It sticks to everything and makes a huge mess.
Yeah, that's moly grease. It reminds me of hot stringy bubble gum that you step on in parking lots on a hot day. It's some messy grease. Like stated, it's made for things like sliding pins where regular grease would just be wiped off. I wouldn't use that type of grease either.

Moly is also an ingredient in "assembly lube", used so that it sticks to the parts when you assemble them, until the engine builds the proper oil pressure.

I use it everyday! oh wait I do work on heavy equipment...LOL I popped the sealed bearing caps on my buddy's 400 carrier bearings and repacked them with that grease and put them back together, they seem to be working fine. it is a bit of a pain to clean up but it works really well.
 

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Thats cool but how do I know that I have filled it with enough?
 

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Generally speaking you should put about 4 or 5 full pumps in the Zerk, that will be plenty.
 

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i recently installed the same carrier and i just used whatever was in my gun,,however i will say that i almost didnt grease it at all and i debated with east coast about the fact that these bearings are sealed so therefore the grease doesnt get into the bearings it just kinda fills the void around the axle inside the carrier.i was worried that all that grease would just attract dirt and dust etc,but i guess in theory the sealed bearing should also keep that from happening,,just my .02
can someone comment on what the grease is for?
 

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maybe its to help dissapate the heat from the bearings! Thats the only thing I can think of.
 

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I pulled the swing arm apart and bought new o rings! Did you guys use the o rings because the first o ring doesn't seem to want to stay on as I slid the carrier into the housing! Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

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Any one?:icon_frown:
 

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Thanks for the help guys! I had to spread the ears where the pinch bolts squeeze so the assembly would slid in & spin with ease. As for the o-rings I just set them into the big groves on each side as they aren't the same as oem! I talked to a Honda Tech and he said to fill the cavity around the inner collar with as much grease as I could. So I used the wooden handle off my toilet plunger to help align the collar as I filled the grease fitting until it sqeezed out around the collar! The guy who owned this 97 trx300ex before me never serviced the swing arm piviot bearing either! lol :shocked: After removing the collar the needle bearings fell out in little pieces! I took the swing arm to the dealer to have them remove the needle bearing ends because I couldn't get them to budge! :icon_cussing:
 

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Here is a photo of the old carrier bearing. :shocked:
 

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that looks all to familiar,,glad ya got it straightened out
 

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Yeah me too, thanks man! I will be picking up my swing arm from the dealer tomorrow. The UPS will be dropping off the bearing kit aswell. So I hope to have it up and running soon! :icon_ banana:
 
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