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Old 07-19-2015, 06:32 PM   #11
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Thanks. I will for sure do that.
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Old 07-20-2015, 05:00 PM   #13
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I got some pictures but not sure if I'm doing this right so I will just test it here to see.
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Old 07-20-2015, 05:27 PM   #14
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Pictures

Ok, so I took some pictures. What do you guys think?
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Old 07-21-2015, 02:27 AM   #15
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Axle Identification

Like Scotty says, there should be a silver tag on each axle, usually midway across the tube and on the backside so the road rash doesn't take IT off. What I have done, is take pictures of all that ID, including the magnets etc when I pulled my wheels to pack bearings. I have all the pics and numbers on my phone in case I get stuck on the road and need help. Hope this helps
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Ok, so I took some pictures. What do you guys think?
The dust cap looks to be secure but there appears to be a lot of excess grease along the lip of the cap. If some of that grease was external (sloppy work) to the cap, it would surely find its way out along the radius of the wheel.

Btw, and assuming the rig is equipped with Dexter axles, you have the E-Z Lube axles. That threaded hole in the center of the axle is the giveaway. Go fetch some zerk/grease fittings and you'll be able grease the bearings without having to disassemble the unit. The feature that includes the rubber access plug on the dust cover is nice but not necessary. I have the plugs but remove the dust cover so that I'm better able to view the grease pushing through the outer bearing.
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well, those dust covers wont work with the zerks. interesting that the mfg ditched the zerks. question...if you add zerks, how will you know that the grease you add is compatible with the existing grease? better to just do a bearing pack and ditch the already known to be funky oem grease...
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well, those dust covers wont work with the zerks.
Not necessarily. Some do. May be tight but some will fit. Measure twice...

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question...if you add zerks, how will you know that the grease you add is compatible with the existing grease?
By pumping in grease that is recommended by the axle's manufacturer.
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Like Scotty says, there should be a silver tag on each axle, usually midway across the tube and on the backside so the road rash doesn't take IT off. What I have done, is take pictures of all that ID, including the magnets etc when I pulled my wheels to pack bearings. I have all the pics and numbers on my phone in case I get stuck on the road and need help. Hope this helps
Ah yeah I was going to look for that. That is a very good idea about the pictures. I will take your advice and do the same. Thanks.
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The dust cap looks to be secure but there appears to be a lot of excess grease along the lip of the cap. If some of that grease was external (sloppy work) to the cap, it would surely find its way out along the radius of the wheel.

Btw, and assuming the rig is equipped with Dexter axles, you have the E-Z Lube axles. That threaded hole in the center of the axle is the giveaway. Go fetch some zerk/grease fittings and you'll be able grease the bearings without having to disassemble the unit. The feature that includes the rubber access plug on the dust cover is nice but not necessary. I have the plugs but remove the dust cover so that I'm better able to view the grease pushing through the outer bearing.
I don't think the grease build up on the outside of the cup housing was that bad at the beginning of my trip. Seems like it built up more the longer I drove it. But I could just not noticed it before. Seems like the wheel is more greasy on side then other. Maybe the dirty side of the cup was always out of my view? I am happy to hear that it is an EZ lube type an axel. Thanks for the great info.
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