A LITTLE GREASE
GOES A LONG WAY
One of the most common mistakes dirt bike riders make is failing to
maintain the pivot points on their
machines. They are out of plain sight
but endure a lot of abuse, both during operation and when you clean the
bike with a pressure washer. Properly
cared for, the bearings and seals in the
linkage will last many years, but if they
are neglected, the lifespan of the bearings and seals is drastically reduced. The
linkage in this segment came directly
off our “Bling on a Budget” 2001 CR125
project build that probably hasn’t seen
grease since it left the factory in Japan
14 years ago.
Scotch-Brite pads are used to clean the inside after removing
the older bearing cages so the bearings will go in smoothly.
After removing the entire linkage from the machine and
putting it on the bench, you can pull out the gutter seals
and spacers easily with a flat-blade screwdriver or seal-remover tool.
or can be
You can see
the new Pivot