drive shaft greasing made easy

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Re: drive shaft greasing made easy

Post by Happytrails » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:32 pm

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...for my weekly greasing of my Urals drive shaft. The silver one is perfect for the job like it was made for it. Just reach over the seat one handed, place it on the zerk, press it down twice and done. All of 2 seconds to do, no 2 handed contortions, or trying to find just the right angle to fit it in place. ,
No bigger than a 5/8" wrench, so it can be carried in the tool kit for long trips.

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Thanks Barry! Ended up orderin one from a link you posted. Received it and its got a nice "petina" but haven't actually gotten to try it out yet so hopin it works. Haven't gotten Ural yet to try.
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Re: drive shaft greasing made easy

Post by windmill » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:50 pm

Happytrails wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:32 pm
windmill wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 10:30 pm
...for my weekly greasing of my Urals drive shaft. The silver one is perfect for the job like it was made for it. Just reach over the seat one handed, place it on the zerk, press it down twice and done. All of 2 seconds to do, no 2 handed contortions, or trying to find just the right angle to fit it in place. ,
No bigger than a 5/8" wrench, so it can be carried in the tool kit for long trips.

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Thanks Barry! Ended up orderin one from a link you posted. Received it and its got a nice "petina" but haven't actually gotten to try it out yet so hopin it works. Haven't gotten Ural yet to try.
They're pretty simple, and should work, but if like the one I found it will need to have old dry grease cleaned out first. Carb cleaner worked great.
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Re: drive shaft greasing made easy

Post by Happytrails » Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:46 am

windmill wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:50 pm
They're pretty simple, and should work, but if like the one I found it will need to have old dry grease cleaned out first. Carb cleaner worked great.
Thanks for the tip. Was thinking about picking up some Red Line CV grease. You wouldn't happen to have tried it did you?
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Re: drive shaft greasing made easy

Post by windmill » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:57 am

Happytrails wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:46 am
windmill wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:50 pm
They're pretty simple, and should work, but if like the one I found it will need to have old dry grease cleaned out first. Carb cleaner worked great.
Thanks for the tip. Was thinking about picking up some Red Line CV grease. You wouldn't happen to have tried it did you?
No, just using standard waterproof wheel bearing grease.
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Re: drive shaft greasing made easy

Post by Happytrails » Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:46 pm

Thanks Barry I bought one of this gizmos. I'm having technical difficulties though. Loading the gun took awhile but I think I got it filled pretty good. Might try there straw trick next time instead of smearing grease all over the place.

The issue I'm havin is that I have an upright frame tube thats making it tough to get the gun square to this zerk fitting (I'll try to take a photo). I think it might just be me but I'll keep tryin. So far its workin good on the other two fittings and its kinda nice giving new life/purpose to these old tools. :thumbsup:
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Re: drive shaft greasing made easy

Post by hotflash44 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:39 pm

windmill wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:57 am
Happytrails wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:46 am
windmill wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:50 pm
They're pretty simple, and should work, but if like the one I found it will need to have old dry grease cleaned out first. Carb cleaner worked great.
Thanks for the tip. Was thinking about picking up some Red Line CV grease. You wouldn't happen to have tried it did you?
No, just using standard waterproof wheel bearing grease.
when will IMZ if ever fix this simple irritating issue? seem a slightly longer zerk with a 90 deg angle would give better access. surprised some of our more creative Uralistas haven't fix this. :cheers:
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Re: drive shaft greasing made easy

Post by windmill » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:02 pm

hotflash44 wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:39 pm
windmill wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:57 am
Happytrails wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:46 am
windmill wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:50 pm
They're pretty simple, and should work, but if like the one I found it will need to have old dry grease cleaned out first. Carb cleaner worked great.
Thanks for the tip. Was thinking about picking up some Red Line CV grease. You wouldn't happen to have tried it did you?
No, just using standard waterproof wheel bearing grease.
when will IMZ if ever fix this simple irritating issue? seem a slightly longer zerk with a 90 deg angle would give better access. surprised some of our more creative Uralistas haven't fix this. :cheers:
Not sure it would be a good idea to put an oversize Zerk on it, it could throw things out of balance enough to seriously effect the service life of the U-joint.
The simple solution is to purchase a new or vintage grease gun, or adapter with the appropriate fitting then it's a non issue.
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Re: drive shaft greasing made easy

Post by mattzahr » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:30 am

mattzahr wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:14 pm
Grease Gun.jpgThis is the type I picked up..TECALEMIT CAT No. GB2802 - hope I don't have the fitment issues - thanks for the head's up!
Update - tried it out a few weeks ago - no issues besides getting it loaded - just used a popsicle stick to get the grease moved from one to the other and good to go
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Re: drive shaft greasing made easy

Post by Birdy » Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:45 pm

I use a Lincoln G103 Compact Grease Gun and a Needle tip. Works great with all of the Zerks on the bike. I jack up the bike, I get the center stand down and then lift the side car, so I can rotate the shafts to get the best angle and after wiping old grease and grime give them all a few shots. no problem. The whole set-up cost less than $25.00. ( Not including the Ural of course :D ).
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Re: drive shaft greasing made easy

Post by hotflash44 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:19 pm

windmill wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:02 pm
hotflash44 wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:39 pm
windmill wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:57 am
Happytrails wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:46 am
windmill wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:50 pm
They're pretty simple, and should work, but if like the one I found it will need to have old dry grease cleaned out first. Carb cleaner worked great.
Thanks for the tip. Was thinking about picking up some Red Line CV grease. You wouldn't happen to have tried it did you?
No, just using standard waterproof wheel bearing grease.
when will IMZ if ever fix this simple irritating issue? seem a slightly longer zerk with a 90 deg angle would give better access. surprised some of our more creative Uralistas haven't fix this. :cheers:
Not sure it would be a good idea to put an oversize Zerk on it, it could throw things out of balance enough to seriously effect the service life of the U-joint.
The simple solution is to purchase a new or vintage grease gun, or adapter with the appropriate fitting then it's a non issue.
my issue is holding the gun tip hard enough to keep the grease from squirting out the sides, got all the recommended tips, but still a messy job. :cheers:
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Re: drive shaft greasing made easy

Post by Birdy » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:23 pm

With the Lincoln it's not a problem, I can put all my weight on it a push the tip in place because the shaft is metal NOT a rubber hose.
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Re: drive shaft greasing made easy

Post by windmill » Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:23 pm

hotflash44 wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:19 pm
my issue is holding the gun tip hard enough to keep the grease from squirting out the sides, got all the recommended tips, but still a messy job. :cheers:
With this type of grease gun, the in line pump action automatically puts enough pressure on the fitting to make a good seal.
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Re: drive shaft greasing made easy

Post by hotflash44 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:35 am

windmill wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:23 pm
hotflash44 wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:19 pm
my issue is holding the gun tip hard enough to keep the grease from squirting out the sides, got all the recommended tips, but still a messy job. :cheers:
With this type of grease gun, the in line pump action automatically puts enough pressure on the fitting to make a good seal.
il_340x270.1097662613_gvta.jpg
i like the design and it has the tip i like, had bad luck with the needle point type the Lincoln tip i have. connects to the flex hose and there isnt much metal to grab to force the solid connection,thus the grease will ooz out the tip before going into the zerk. this one might work,boy thats all i need is another grease gun tho! :cheers: PS wonder under normal/dry riding conditions one could just wait until FD spline lube maintence to do the FD joint. :?:
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Re: drive shaft greasing made easy

Post by drewannrez » Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:20 am

windmill wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:23 pm
hotflash44 wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:19 pm
my issue is holding the gun tip hard enough to keep the grease from squirting out the sides, got all the recommended tips, but still a messy job. :cheers:
With this type of grease gun, the in line pump action automatically puts enough pressure on the fitting to make a good seal.
il_340x270.1097662613_gvta.jpg

I so want one of these.

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Re: drive shaft greasing made easy

Post by hotflash44 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:48 am

drewannrez wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:20 am
windmill wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:23 pm
hotflash44 wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:19 pm
my issue is holding the gun tip hard enough to keep the grease from squirting out the sides, got all the recommended tips, but still a messy job. :cheers:
With this type of grease gun, the in line pump action automatically puts enough pressure on the fitting to make a good seal.
il_340x270.1097662613_gvta.jpg

I so want one of these.
several on ebay at about the $30.00 mark,just be sure to look at the pictures for the correct tip. :cheers: ps seems these were popular in England many years ago no so much in the States.
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