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    Do they make those for the FZ? if not sounds like a patent idea$$
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    Re: Swingarm maintenance Do It!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by BranNwebster View Post
    It's what a grease gun connects to. Also called Zerts

    ol. Look what a google image search on that brought up!
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    I did not know that it was also called a Zerts. I have always called it an alemite.
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    Re: Swingarm maintenance Do It!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by FZ6771 View Post
    The owner's manual says repack the swingarm every 16000 mi (19000 km) . My Kawasaki KLR650's swingarm had little if any grease so i checked the FZ with only 6860 miles it too had no grease . there was some pitting and corrosion I never rode in the rain and it stayed indoors. Because the swingarm bearings and pivot bolt are so close to the exhaust pipe the heat from the mid pipe can melt the grease so its very important to do this before 16000 miles. sorry i didnt take any pics
    Don't you get the 5 years warranty in the US????
    Here in Denmark we get the 5 years if we let the dealer do all services on the bike.

    This is clearly a warranty issue .....
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    Re: Swingarm maintenance Do It!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fz6Sa View Post
    Don't you get the 5 years warranty in the US????
    Here in Denmark we get the 5 years if we let the dealer do all services on the bike.

    This is clearly a warranty issue .....
    If you or a shop don't keep up the maintenance they may not fix it under warranty. It will help if you buy a 5 year warranty, the warranty is good for only one year in the U.S.

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    Re: Swingarm maintenance Do It!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by FZ6771 View Post
    If you or a shop don't keep up the maintenance they may not fix it under warranty. It will help if you buy a 5 year warranty, the warranty is good for only one year in the U.S.
    We only get a 1 year warranty in Aus, but they may have an extended warranty since I bought mine.

    Unfortunately my local Yamaha mechanics are monkeys, and they have a bad reputation for anything mechanical. Even though I'm entitled to a new TPS, I'd rather travel 200km to get it done in Mildura.

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    Re: Swingarm maintenance Do It!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mississippi View Post
    I did not know that it was also called a Zerts. I have always called it an alemite.
    We call them Grease Nipples in Australia! LOL

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    Does everything in Australia have nipples?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Wazp View Post
    Does everything in Australia have nipples?
    Erm, not everything, but all the good things in life have nipples!

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    Re: Swingarm maintenance Do It!!!

    Damn...take that off, grease this, nipple that...ya'll are kill'n me.

    I agree keep up with the maintenance, but how much free time do you really have, I might get one weekend off in a month, if I'm lucky two. And what's your free time worth to you (or the owners of the nipples for that matter).

    Personnally I'd rather have my nob greased by the nipple owner, and let the mechanic have the bike on occassion.
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