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Old 07-06-2013, 01:20 AM
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Default Re: what did you do to your motor bike today?

Originally Posted by xseler View Post
...However, I made a minor discovery this evening. A used toothbrush is an excellent grease packer for the bearings and cones!! I almost felt guilty in how clean my fingers remained after the procedure......almost. The toothbrush is a great way to dip into your grease cartridge (yeah, I'm too cheap to have a tub of grease and the cartridge for the grease gun). It also helps to evenly distribute the grease!!...
A toothbrush is a good method indeed and the typical grease guns are really just too big for our bikes anyway, but I thought I'd mention a handy-dandy lil dealie I use all the time for this kinda thing as it really helps keep everything clean including the grease itself, don't need to stick it in a bag or even clean it when yer done and talk about precision application lol;

It's nothing but an epoxy syringe, cheap & reusable;
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