Originally Posted by Kaboom
How do you know how much grease to add without pumping it into the brakes.
Just a couple of pumps?
Too much grease is not the problem; too much pressure is. ALWAYS use a hand grease gun (never air powered). If it is hard to pump; your Zerk fitting has failed and needs cleaning or replacement.
It should go in easy and excess spews out around the outer bearing.
Pump until the dirty grease becomes clean grease and you are done.
Every four or five trips you will get a much longer amount of dirty grease as the inner bearing's dirty grease meets the outer bearings dirty grease.
Normally, the 3 year repack occurs before this does, but if you camp a lot, you will notice it.
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