drive shaft greasing made easy

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Re: drive shaft greasing made easy

Post by gstew » Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:27 pm

An example of why this forum is so useful. Last week, on vacation in Maine I walked into a antique store and amounst a group of old tools was an “Original Tecalemit” oiler, grease gun. No price listed. Asked the clerk, how much? Without hesitation, he replied, $2. I said sold. Can’t wait to put it into service.
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Re: drive shaft greasing made easy

Post by vetsurginc » Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:50 pm

I found access to the driveshaft joint limited as well as the arch seemed a bit close, even for the needle type. I revleived the arch with a dremel tool which helped access with the push tool. So it seems the casting variations affect some. But other than a stiff first push, the tool is working well.

For whatever reason, having my bike on the center stand and approaching the joint from underneath was the easiest access. I may need to do a bit more relief.
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Re: drive shaft greasing made easy

Post by hotflash44 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:59 pm

vetsurginc wrote:I found access to the driveshaft joint limited as well as the arch seemed a bit close, even for the needle type. I revleived the arch with a dremel tool which helped access with the push tool. So it seems the casting variations affect some. But other than a stiff first push, the tool is working well.

For whatever reason, having my bike on the center stand and approaching the joint from underneath was the easiest access. I may need to do a bit more relief.
i was thinking of doing that also, glad it worked. Damn, if the powers to be could just cast those arches just a few MM wider it would save a lot of issues not to mention typing on the how to grease the joint threads. :cheers:
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Re: drive shaft greasing made easy

Post by Yakatak » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:52 am

Just remember..these Tecalemits usually have more than a few miles on them. I've purchased two and both have failed seals.
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Post by Lmo » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:39 am

I found access to the driveshaft joint limited as well as the arch seemed a bit close
I just discovered that for myself this weekend. I've got the old style "fine" spline drive shaft and my standard size grease gun is too large of a diameter to fit in the arch.

I've been looking for some kind of attachment for "standard" grease guns. Dualco maybe. Tecalemit is still in business, but they don't make anything like these. Really don't want to spring $50 for ANOTHER grease gun.
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Re: drive shaft greasing made easy

Post by hotflash44 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:26 am

vetsurginc wrote:I found access to the driveshaft joint limited as well as the arch seemed a bit close, even for the needle type. I revleived the arch with a dremel tool which helped access with the push tool. So it seems the casting variations affect some. But other than a stiff first push, the tool is working well.

For whatever reason, having my bike on the center stand and approaching the joint from underneath was the easiest access. I may need to do a bit more relief.
yeah its a real PITA for sure it usually takes me 3 tubes of 3 oz each to get the joint greased. what a mess trying to get the grease to pop out of the rubber/plastic seals. im not satisfied until i see the grease come out. :( :cheers:
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Re: drive shaft greasing made easy

Post by mattzahr » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:58 pm

Just picked one up on ebay as well...not expensive at all considering how many HF guns/extensions I've experimented with - be a great ride along tool. Thanks to those for sharing this!

Edit - Not mine...

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Re: drive shaft greasing made easy

Post by dogboy443 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:28 pm

I found this on Amazon, I think it will work. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000 ... 3R01YQSNNF
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Re: drive shaft greasing made easy

Post by windmill » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:54 pm

mattzahr wrote:Just picked one up on ebay as well...not expensive at all considering how many HF guns/extensions I've experimented with - be a great ride along tool. Thanks to those for sharing this!

Edit - Not mine...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-TECALE ... SwdrlbFx5o
FWIW, I also have one of those brass types, it doesn't fit as well as it's fitting is fatter, and takes a bit more fussing to work as its mechanism is more primitive.
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Re: drive shaft greasing made easy

Post by mattzahr » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:14 pm

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This is the type I picked up..TECALEMIT CAT No. GB2802 - hope I don't have the fitment issues - thanks for the head's up!
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Re: drive shaft greasing made easy

Post by zookster » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:25 am

dogboy443 wrote:I found this on Amazon, I think it will work. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000 ... 3R01YQSNNF
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Let me know how that one works out. I got a similar one but it would not fit. Ended up pulling the final drive/shaft (was going to do that anyway to lube the splines) to grease the u-joint.

Here is the one I got.

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Re: drive shaft greasing made easy

Post by Lmo » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:10 am

I got a similar one but it would not fit.
So, just to be clear, THIS grease gun does NOT work ??

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I had my drive shaft out of the bike and I could not get my grease gun to fit onto the zerk. Still looking for something.
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Re: drive shaft greasing made easy

Post by zookster » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:27 am

Lmo wrote:
I got a similar one but it would not fit.
So, just to be clear, THIS grease gun does NOT work ??

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I had my drive shaft out of the bike and I could not get my grease gun to fit onto the zerk. Still looking for something.
It worked on the 2 u-joints on the sidecar driveshaft (I have a 2013 GU), but I could not get it to fit properly on the zerk of the main driveshaft u-joint because of the tight clearances with the yokes. I bought it hoping I could grease the main driveshaft u-joint without removing it.

I ended up pulling the rear drive and driveshaft. Honestly don't recall (it was 3 months ago and I didn't add that detail to my notes!) if I used the above gun or one of my hand pump guns once I had the driveshaft out of the bike.

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Re: drive shaft greasing made easy

Post by Lmo » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:18 am

Thank you for the clarification.

Can someone tell us if the "pointy" style grease gun (as fitted to the Dualco below)

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will work with zerk "standard" fittings like

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Will the point depress the check ball and allow the transfer of grease (without covering the garage floor at the same time).
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Re: drive shaft greasing made easy

Post by hotflash44 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:26 am

Lew, i have tried the needle/pointy style and didn't work didn't make a good seal on the zerk. the Lincoln with the concave tip does work, but you have to put all your weight on it while squeezing the pump. its all about the tip setting square on the zerk and that aint easy with the FD joint. :cheers:
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