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How often do you grease the rear grease fittings? Today I was changing the oil in the Grizzly(85 hours) and I figured I'de hit the grease fittings with a shot or two of fresh grease. I was bothered when I seen some water and crappy grease come out the side of the bushing. When I had Yamaha do it's 50 hour service, they said they greased all 4 fittings. In my observation, it didn't look like they had been touched in quite a while with grease. Anyway, I gave all 4 of them a healthy shot of fresh grease and from now on I think I will be doing this more often. Does anyone in here know how often to do this? Thanks..
 

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I don't know how often to do it, however, I did mine when I put on the new tires. I only have like 125 miles on the bike and mine needed alot of grease. Makes me wonder if there was any put into it at the dealership...

There is supposed to be a zert spot on the driveshaft ut I couldn't find that one...it is to grease the U joint in the driveshaft...

I dont think you can give it to much TLC. Grease cant hurt if you get to much in it will just squeeze out around the bushings...I say grease it when you change the oil! with the T-5 rims you can do it without taking the tires off!!! :) yet another joy of T-5 rims
 

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Marine.

I did notice there was more then enough clearance to grease with the T-5's on. Makes it alot easier now to grease the fittings. I didn't know there was a fitting on the driveshaft, when I bought the machine they only told me about the 4 in the rear. I will have to check it out next time im doing maintenance. I will be giving grease to them everytime I do an oil change from now on. Thanks Marine
 

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No problem man, I didn't know about the one on the driveshaft until I looked in the manual and it says to grease these spots after 120hours...
 

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No problem man, I didn't know about the one on the driveshaft until I looked in the manual and it says to grease these spots after 120hours...
 

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I have a new 05 and decided to double check grease fittings. Needed a good amount of grease right from the show room floor. I don't think the dealer checks this it is supposed to come from yamaha ready to go.
 

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Yeah, I agree stacy. however, after my orderal with my rincon now having ANY rear chunk oil for 150 miles I learned to check that kind of thing after purchase LOL
 

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I am convinced that ALL atv dealers just make the sale, and only do what they must to get it out the door. I even heard a story of one poor guy who brought his brand new Eiger home and was driving it around his yard. One of the wheels fell off from not being torqued down properly, and he also found on two other wheels the lugs were only finger tight! Leaves alot to be desired on the service department to say the least. I agree with Marine to double and triple check everything out real good when you get the machine back from service or bring it home for the first time. It's sad when we pay so much money for these "toys" and we have to go thru it with a fine tooth comb. For such an investment we shouldn't have to worry when they are suppose to do all the little things like ADDING GREASE and anything else that's required. I guess the old saying is true,"if you want it done right, do it for yourself to be sure."
 

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I found the zirks on the hub (two on each) but I am having a **** of a time finding the one(s) on the drive shaft. Somebody need to lead me by the hand on this one. Tanks, Dan
 

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I am having the same difficutly!! The only reason I know there is one is because in the back of the manual the maintance section talks about the zerks (3 total) and says that one is on tke driveshaft U joint??? If anyone finds this let us know where it is...thanks!
 

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I went by the dealer and the salesman did not know of any other zirks. We were looking at the 05. Not sure if that means anything. I will do a little more exploring on the machine tomarrow. I should get home before dark, half day of work and 18 holes!
 

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there isnt any grease nipples on the drive shafts or ujoints.only on the 03 and older.
 

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yes only on the hubs.
 

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I was reading on atvconnection about the grease fitting on Kodiaks and one member said that hitting all the zirks with a grease gun for vehicle prep is not part of the procedure. The manufacturer is supposed to do that. In which case Yamha probably squirts the bare minimum, because some bean counter (I am one) found out they'd save x amount of dollars a year. Either way, when I get my Grizz I'll be hitting all the fittings before it's first run.


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I did mine at 20 hours, didn't take but one pump from the grease gun and it was very tight to push the grease in, after some riding and about another 40 hours the grease went in a lot easier and about 3 to 4 pumps, grease was coming out.
 

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You should be able to see them between the spokes of the wheels, 2 on each hub, I remove the wheels when I grease mine, gives me a chance to get a look at things a little better, like cv joint boots etc.
 
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